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Log In Sign Up. Download Free PDF. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation 11th. Andrea H. Download PDF. A short summary of this paper. To introduce or interrupt quotations Following quotations To separate statements from questions To separate contrasting parts of a sentence With certain introductory words When followed by a series of items When the series of items ends with etc.
Semicolons 30To replace a period in two closely linked sentences With such words as namely, however, therefore, etc. You don't have to be an English major to understand grammar and punctuation. You just need rules and guidelines that are easy to understand, with real-world examples. It will help you and your writing impress your teachers, your clients, and other readers. Every generation of English scholars despairs because the language always seems to be at a crisis point.
But it is undeniable that everywhere one looks nowadays, the principles in this book are casually and cavalierly violated. The Blue Book will prove to be a valuable tool for teachers and students in achieving the goals of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Studying the chapters and working through the quizzes will provide students of all ages with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed beyond high school-in college and in the workplace.
Students will learn how to use formal English in their writing and speaking and how to better express themselves through language. We also recommend reading the works of great writers to experience firsthand the art and beauty of effective communication. This book is logical, self-paced, and fun to use, with scores of interesting and challenging quizzes that you may photocopy to your heart' s content.
Best of all, you can look forward to instant gratification, because the answers to the quizzes are included. Throughout the text, certain terms have been set in boldface type for instance, at the beginning of Chapter One, noun, common nouns, proper nouns. Readers are strongly urged to look further into these terms on their own.
We also recommend that those who are serious about improving their English grammar always keep a dictionary close by and use it assiduously. If you don't have time to research several leading reference books to figure out where the next comma should go or whether to write who or whom, you will find The Blue Book to be a pleasure to use. Dedicated to eliminating unnecessary jargon, it highlights the most important grammar, punctuation, and capitalization rules and guidelines and clarifies some of the language' s most confusing and confounding words.
In Chapter One, "Grammar," you will learn how to find nouns, verbs, and subjects and make sure they agree with one another. Next you will learn about clauses and phrases, the keys to understanding sentence structure.
Then, on to pronoun usage, so that you will know whether to write I or me, he or him, who or whom, etc. From there, in the "Adjectives and Adverbs" section, you will discover why some words have -ly added to them, and why you must say, "She did well on the test," rather than "She did good on the test. Hint: Is it safe to ask, "What are you talking about? Chapter Two, "Punctuation," takes on all the usual suspects: periods, commas, semicolons, colons, quotation marks, parentheses and brackets, apostrophes, hyphens, dashes, ellipses, question marks, and exclamation points.
The best part about this and other chapters is that you will find an abundance of examples that you run across every day.
Then comes Chapter Three, "Capitalization," in which you will get your most vexing questions answered, learning which words to capitalize in a title and when to capitalize job titles, such as president or director.
In Chapter Four, "Writing Numbers," you will learn the importance of consistency when using numerals or writing out numbers. You will also learn how to write fractions and large numbers. After that, you will enjoy spending time reading all about affect vs.
Promise not to skip the quizzes, pretests, or mastery tests in Chapter Six. The more you practice, the more confident you will become. Once you get over any fears about test taking, we think you will find the quizzes both enjoyable and challenging. You will find the answers in Chapter Seven. Please visit www. We hope you will come away from this book with this mantra: "Think before you write.
That being said, as George Orwell wrote in , "Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous. Examples:The politician, along with the newsmen, is expected shortly. Excitement, as well as nervousness, is the cause of her shaking. Rule 6. With words that indicate portions-percent, fraction, majority, some, all, etc. If the noun after of is singular, use a singular verb. If it is plural, use a plural verb. Examples: Fifty percent of the pie has disappeared.
Fifty percent of the pies have disappeared. A third of the city is unemployed. A third of the people are unemployed. All of the pie is gone. All of the pies are gone. Some of the pie is missing. Some of the pies are missing. The notion that it is singular only is a myth of unknown origin that appears to have arisen in the 19th century. If in context it seems like a singular to you, use a singular verb; if it seems like a plural, use a plural verb. Both are acceptable beyond serious criticism.
Rule 7. In sentences beginning with here or there, the true subject follows the verb. Examples: There are four hurdles to jump. There is a high hurdle to jump. Here are the keys. N O T EThe word there's, a contraction of there is, leads to bad habits in informal sentences like There's a lot of people here today, because it's easier to say "there's" than "there are.
Normally, he raise would sound terrible to us. However, in the second example, where a request is being expressed, the subjunctive mood is correct. Note: The subjunctive mood is losing ground in spoken English but should still be used in formal speech and writing. An independent clause is a simple sentence. It can stand on its own.
Examples: She is hungry. I am feeling well today. It needs an independent clause to complete a sentence. Dependent clauses often begin with such words as although, since, if, when, and because.
Examples: Although she is hungry. Whoever is hungry. Because I am feeling well. Dependent IndependentAlthough she is hungry, she will give him some of her food. Whatever they decide, I will agree to. In the sentence Joe saw Jill, and he waved at her, the pronouns he and her take the place of Joe and Incorrect: I invited he and his wife. If we remove and his wife, we're left with the ungrammatical I invited he.
Correct:I invited him and his wife. Incorrect: Bill asked my sister and I. If we remove my sister and, we're left with the ungrammatical Bill asked I. Correct:Bill asked my sister and me. N O T EDo not combine a subject pronoun and an object pronoun in phrases like her and I or he and me.
Whenever and or or links an object pronoun her, me and a subject pronoun he, I , one of those pronouns will always be wrong.
Incorrect: Her and I went home. Correct:She and I went home. She went and I went. WHO VS. He wrote the letter. Therefore, who is correct. Should I vote for him? Therefore, whom is correct.
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation. A consumable, The Blue Book Of Grammar And Punctuation begins with the most common rules of grammar and punctuation, then goes on to provide numerous practice exercises followed by answers to provide instant feedback for comprehension and confidence. Of special note is imagenurbanaelquisco. Free Shipping. Cash On Delivery! The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage.
Sentences can have more than one subject and more than one verb. Examples: I like cake, and he likes ice cream. Author Jane Straus has unraveled the mysteries of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization to help the reader feel competent in their writing and speaking skills. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. You will also learn how to write fractions andlarge numbers.
I am big. Consider the elements of writing that are included in each underlined portion of the passage. Grammar Test 1. This test checks if you know when to use each as a preposition of time or place. English Rules.
B2 Grammar List Tests for reading, listening and vocabulary also available. Raymond Murphy has 70 books on Goodreads with ratings. The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFRL is the system that defines and explains the different levels of oral and written expression and comprehension for languages.
Quiz by starwars Letter Quiz, Capitalization, grammar, sentence. The potential investor will apply the capitalization of earnings in this situation by considering the capitalization versus the risk. Which sentence uses correct capitalization? A Every soon-to-be college student should read The freshman survival guide: soulful advice for studying, socializing, and everything in between. Experienced writers are stingy with capitals.
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