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The Resource The grammar bible : everything you always wanted to know about grammar but didn't know whom to ask, Michael Strumpf and Auriel Douglas

The grammar bible : everything you always wanted to know about grammar but didn't know whom to ask, Michael Strumpf and Auriel Douglas

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The grammar bible : everything you always wanted to know about grammar but didn't know whom to ask
Title
The grammar bible
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everything you always wanted to know about grammar but didn't know whom to ask
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Michael Strumpf and Auriel Douglas
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Language
eng
Summary
A quick and easy reference guide to the English language, grammar, and usage answers a host of queries on verb tenses and moods, punctuation, capitalization, phrases, clauses, common and proper nouns, and other problematic language issues. A comprehensive, practical reference guide to the idiosyncrasies of the English language No one knows grammar like Michael Strumpf. For over a quarter of a century, as creator and proprietor of the National Grammar Hot Line, he helped thousands of callers from every corner of the globe tackle the thorniest issues of English grammar. Now, in The Grammar Bible, he has created an eminently useful guide to better speaking and writing. Unlike other grammar manuals, The Grammar Bible is driven by the actual questions Professor Strumpf encountered during his years of teaching and fielding phone calls from anxious writers, conscientious students, and perplexed editors, including such perennial quandaries as: Where do I put this comma? What case should this pronoun be in? How do I form the possessive of Dickens? Professor Strumpf explains these and other language issues with wit and wisdom, showing how to speak more clearly and write more impressively by avoiding common errors and following the principles of good grammar. Whether you need a comprehensive review of the subjunctive mood or simply want to know which form of a verb to use, The Grammar Bible is a practical guide that will enlighten, educate, and entertain
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Strumpf, Michael
Dewey number
428.2
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1112
LC item number
.S778 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
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Douglas, Auriel
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  • English language
  • English language
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The grammar bible : everything you always wanted to know about grammar but didn't know whom to ask, Michael Strumpf and Auriel Douglas
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Originally published: Knowledgeopolis, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-466) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Parts of speech -- 1. Nouns -- Types of nouns -- Properties of nouns -- Gender -- Number -- Person -- Case -- Some other things you should know about nouns -- 2. Verbs -- Action verbs and linking verbs -- Verb phrases -- Characteristics of verbs -- Number -- Person -- Voice -- Mood -- Tense -- Subject-verb agreement -- Conjugation -- Objects and complements of verbs -- Some other things you should know about verbs -- 3. Adjectives -- Types of adjectives -- Degrees of comparison -- Positioning the adjective -- Some other things to remember about adjectives -- Determiners -- 4. Adverbs -- Categories of adverbs -- Degrees of comparison -- Positioning the adverb -- The truth about adverbs and adjectives -- Some other things to remember about adverbs -- 5. Verbals -- Participles -- Gerunds -- Infinitives -- Perfect forms : a last point about verbals -- 6. Pronouns -- Types of pronouns -- Personal pronouns -- Possessive pronouns -- Reciprocal pronouns -- Reflexive pronouns -- Demonstrative pronouns -- Interrogative pronouns -- Relative pronouns -- Indefinite pronouns -- Agreement between pronouns and antecedents -- Some other things you should know about pronouns -- 7. Prepositions -- Partners of prepositions -- Prepositional phrases -- Some things you should know about prepositions -- 8. Conjunctions -- Coordinate and subordinate conjunctions -- Some other things to remember about conjunctions -- 9. Interjections -- Punctuation of interjections -- pt. II. Dissecting the sentence -- 10. Subjects & predicates -- Subjects & predicates defined -- 11. Sentence types & structures -- Sentence types -- Word order -- Declarative word orders -- Interrogative word orders -- Imperative word orders -- Exclamatory word orders -- Some other things to remember about sentence structures -- 12. Compound & complex sentences -- Simple sentences -- Introduction to clauses -- Compound sentences -- Complex sentences -- Relative clauses -- Adverbial clauses -- Nominal clauses -- Some other things you should know about compound & complex sentences -- pt. III. Spelling, vocabulary & punctuation -- 13. Spelling -- Spelling rules -- Heteronyms, homonyms, homophones, and homographs -- Other confusing word pairs -- 14. Vocabulary -- Definition distinctions -- Word origins -- Misused vocabulary -- Peculiar words and phrases -- Some other things you should know about vocabulary -- 15. Punctuation -- History of punctuation -- Rules of punctuation -- The period -- The comma -- The colon -- The semicolon -- The apostrophe -- The question mark -- The exclamation point -- Parentheses -- Brackets -- The hyphen -- The dash -- Quotation marks -- Some other things you should know about punctuation -- Glossary
Control code
ocm53045065
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Owl Books ed.
Extent
xvi, 489 pages
Isbn
9780805075601
Lccn
2003057129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53045065
  • (OCoLC)53045065
Label
The grammar bible : everything you always wanted to know about grammar but didn't know whom to ask, Michael Strumpf and Auriel Douglas
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: Knowledgeopolis, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-466) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Parts of speech -- 1. Nouns -- Types of nouns -- Properties of nouns -- Gender -- Number -- Person -- Case -- Some other things you should know about nouns -- 2. Verbs -- Action verbs and linking verbs -- Verb phrases -- Characteristics of verbs -- Number -- Person -- Voice -- Mood -- Tense -- Subject-verb agreement -- Conjugation -- Objects and complements of verbs -- Some other things you should know about verbs -- 3. Adjectives -- Types of adjectives -- Degrees of comparison -- Positioning the adjective -- Some other things to remember about adjectives -- Determiners -- 4. Adverbs -- Categories of adverbs -- Degrees of comparison -- Positioning the adverb -- The truth about adverbs and adjectives -- Some other things to remember about adverbs -- 5. Verbals -- Participles -- Gerunds -- Infinitives -- Perfect forms : a last point about verbals -- 6. Pronouns -- Types of pronouns -- Personal pronouns -- Possessive pronouns -- Reciprocal pronouns -- Reflexive pronouns -- Demonstrative pronouns -- Interrogative pronouns -- Relative pronouns -- Indefinite pronouns -- Agreement between pronouns and antecedents -- Some other things you should know about pronouns -- 7. Prepositions -- Partners of prepositions -- Prepositional phrases -- Some things you should know about prepositions -- 8. Conjunctions -- Coordinate and subordinate conjunctions -- Some other things to remember about conjunctions -- 9. Interjections -- Punctuation of interjections -- pt. II. Dissecting the sentence -- 10. Subjects & predicates -- Subjects & predicates defined -- 11. Sentence types & structures -- Sentence types -- Word order -- Declarative word orders -- Interrogative word orders -- Imperative word orders -- Exclamatory word orders -- Some other things to remember about sentence structures -- 12. Compound & complex sentences -- Simple sentences -- Introduction to clauses -- Compound sentences -- Complex sentences -- Relative clauses -- Adverbial clauses -- Nominal clauses -- Some other things you should know about compound & complex sentences -- pt. III. Spelling, vocabulary & punctuation -- 13. Spelling -- Spelling rules -- Heteronyms, homonyms, homophones, and homographs -- Other confusing word pairs -- 14. Vocabulary -- Definition distinctions -- Word origins -- Misused vocabulary -- Peculiar words and phrases -- Some other things you should know about vocabulary -- 15. Punctuation -- History of punctuation -- Rules of punctuation -- The period -- The comma -- The colon -- The semicolon -- The apostrophe -- The question mark -- The exclamation point -- Parentheses -- Brackets -- The hyphen -- The dash -- Quotation marks -- Some other things you should know about punctuation -- Glossary
Control code
ocm53045065
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Owl Books ed.
Extent
xvi, 489 pages
Isbn
9780805075601
Lccn
2003057129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53045065
  • (OCoLC)53045065

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