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Writing Tutoring: Grammar
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Good Grammar for Students by Howard JacksonMany students set out in further and higher education with little grounding in the skills required for academic writing. This practical guide will give students a command of grammar, spelling and punctuation, enabling them to improve the quality and accuracy of their writing. Good Grammar for Students includes: the basics of English grammar - how sentences are structured help with spelling and punctuation tips on avoiding the most common mistakes and pitfalls advice on how students can improve their writing in essays, reports and projects. The book is packed with examples to illustrate points and highlight good and bad practice, and contains handy tips and student exercises. An indispensable companion for undergraduate students on any Social Science, Humanities or Arts degree course, Good Grammar for Students is also an ideal text for Study Skills modules at first year undergraduate level across the social sciences. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Better Grammar in 30 Minutes a Day by Constance Immel; Florence SacksDo you panic when you must decide whether to use "affect" or "effect"? Do verb tenses make you, well...tense? This easy-to-use guide to grammar not only teaches you to use the right verb at the right time, but helps you brush up on all your rusty grammar skills so you can write and speak clear, error-free English with confidence. You'll also find: Thorough coverage of key areas of grammar. Easy-to-understand explanations and plenty of exercises to test and refine your skills. An answer key at the back of the book to encourage you to work at your own pace and check your answers as you go. A glossary for a quick review of any grammatical term discussed in the book. Even if you can't spare 30 minutes a day to become grammatically correct, Better Grammar in 30 Minutes a Day allows you to customize your learning to take as little as five minutes a day. Like its companion guides in the Better English Series, this book is just what the teacher ordered!
Publication Date: 1999-05-15
The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation by Bryan A. GarnerFew people can write on the English language with the authority of Bryan A. Garner. The author of The Chicago Manual of Style's popular "Grammar and Usage" chapter, Garner explains the vagaries of English with absolute precision and utmost clarity. With The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation, he has written the definitive guide for writers who want their prose to be both memorable and correct. Throughout the book Garner describes standard literary English--the forms that mark writers and speakers as educated users of the language. He also offers historical context for understanding the development of these forms. The section on grammar explains how the canonical parts of speech came to be identified, while the section on syntax covers the nuances of sentence patterns as well as both traditional sentence diagramming and transformational grammar. The usage section provides an unprecedented trove of empirical evidence in the form of Google Ngrams, diagrams that illustrate the changing prevalence of specific terms over decades and even centuries of English literature. Garner also treats punctuation and word formation, and concludes the book with an exhaustive glossary of grammatical terms and a bibliography of suggested further reading and references. The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation is a magisterial work, the culmination of Garner's lifelong study of the English language. The result is a landmark resource that will offer clear guidelines to students, writers, and editors alike.
Publication Date: 2016-05-16
Mastering English by Alex KlingeThis workbook is intended as a source of supplementary reading and exercise material for courses based on Mastering English. Where appropriate, exercises that inquire into the development framework of Mastering English are provided.
Publication Date: 1998-06-22
A Glossary of English Grammar by Geoffrey N. LeechA Glossary of English Grammarpresents a wide range of terms used to describe the way the English language is structured. Grammatical terms can be a problem for students, especially when there are alternative names for the same thing (for example, 'past tense' and 'preterite'). This book therefore provides a basic and accessible guide, focusing on the English language. Definitions of grammatical terms are given in simple language, with clear examples, many from authentic texts and spoken sources, showing how they are used. The terms used in the Comprehensive Grammar of the English Languageare widely seen as standard, and form the basis of grammatical terminology in this book. At the same time, this glossary does not neglect other variants of English grammar, such as that of Huddleston and Pullum's influential Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, whose most important terms are also covered here.This book is indispensable for anyone wishing to understand present-day terminology of English grammar more fully.Key features* A handy and easily understandable pocket guide for anyone studying the structure of the English language* Supplies numerous cross-references to related terms* Includes an annotated bibliography with suggestions for further reading.
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Grammar for Everyone by Barbara DykesOur national language, and the culture from which it has formed, is the rightful inheritance of all English-speaking people. It deserves to be taught with knowledge and respect. English is now spoken, also, by more than 500 million people around the world. They need the opportunity to learn to speak and write it confidently, and correctly. Grammar provides a language to talk about language. As a mechanic needs naming words for the parts of an engine, so a student needs naming words for the components of speech and writing. This practical book provides all who learn or teach Grammar with these skills in a clear step-by-step process. It provides teachers with an armoury of learning strategies to use at all levels. Grammar should be fun to teach and fun to learn.
Publication Date: 2007-06-08
Grammar Traps by Stephen DolainskiWritten for everyone from students to professional writers, Grammar Traps tackles 20 of the most common English grammar and usage mistakes--from mixed-up pronouns and misplaced modifiers to incomplete sentences and subject-verb agreement. It is a concise, easy-to-use handbook that uses simple language and clear examples. Grammar Traps includes a glossary of grammatical terms; appendices covering troublesome words, misspelled words, punctuation, and a bibliography; and index.
Call Number: PE1460 .D65 2004
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
Grammar in Plain English by Harriet Diamond; Phyllis DutwinThis newly updated English grammar manual is ideal for self-teaching and classroom study, for adults preparing for the GED, as well as for ESL students, and for all others who need to improve their skills in basic English usage. Topics include: Mastering sentence structure Adding descriptive words and phrases correctly Following rules of agreement between nouns and verbs Understanding time Balancing sentences to reflect coordinated thoughts Applying basic writing principles Spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and much more BR>Twenty-two lessons cover English grammar rules and usage and include practice exercises and answers throughout, along with periodic review.
Call Number: PE1112 .D48 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-01
The Handy English Grammar Answer Book by Christine A. HultWhether it's for a professional document, a school paper, an Internet blog, or something more personal, effective communication depends on clear, concise, and grammatically correct writing. Punctuation, spelling, and grammar rules can trip up anyone, while organization and word choice can make writing memorable--or banal.The Handy English Grammar Answer Book is an engaging guide to writing with clarity for all occasions. It offers fundamental principles, grammar rules, and punctuation advice, as well as insights on writing for different occasions and audiences. From a brief history of the English language to the deconstruction--and explanation--of the different parts of a sentence, and from showing how to punctuate correctly to how to organize a well-argued essay, this easy-to-use reference answers nearly 500 questions and offers fun facts on the English language and its usage, includingHow did English become a language spoken worldwide? What is a sentence fragment? When do I use "that" versus "which"? How do I use materials ethically on my own websites? How do I write an outline? Several appendices, including model papers and sample writing for every occasion, a glossary of commonly used terms, a bibliography, and an index add to the book's usefulness.
Call Number: PE1112 .H845 2016
Publication Date: 2015-09-15
Grammar Smart by Princeton Review StaffThe words you use say a lot about you. Grammar makes a lasting impression on friends, co-workers, and teachers, but learning the rules has always been boring. That's why the folks at The Princeton Review created Grammar Smart. Grammar Smart uses a witty, irreverent approach to help individuals write and speak with greater clarity and confidence. Instead of boring readers with countless rules and confusing grammatical terms, The Princeton Review shows them the logic behind each correct sentence. Everything in Grammar Smart is nuts-and-bolts English designed to help readers express themselves more clearly. They'll learn how to choose between "that" and "which" and when to use "as" instead of "like," and they'll know for sure if this is between "you and me" or "you and I." "Includes" - The basic parts of speech -- nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. - Pronoun-verb agreement and parallel construction - Tips on how to avoid misplaced modifiers and dangling participles - Lively, humorous examples to illustrate meanings - Brief question-and-answer reviews" "
Call Number: PE1112 .G675 2001
Publication Date: 2001-08-07
Basic English Grammar a with Audio CD by Betty S. Azar; Stacy A. HagenBasic English Grammar is a classic developmental skills text for beginning students of English as a second or foreign language. It uses a grammar-based approach integrated with communicative methodologies to prmote the development of all language skills. nbsp; Volume A of the Student Book contains Chapters 1-8 plus the Appendices. nbsp; While keeping the same basic approach and materials as in earlier edtions, the fourth edition continues to build on the foundation of understanding form and meaning by engaging students in meaningful communication about real actions, real things, and their own lives in classroom context. nbsp; Several of the new features are: Information in the grammar charts highlighting differences between spoken and written English Step-by-step writing activities with models for students to follow Innovative warm-up exercises that precede the grammar charts and introduce points to be taught Newly created exercises to give students more incremental grammar practice Structure-based listening exercises that introduce students to relaxed, reduced speech
Call Number: PE1128 .A965 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-04
The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar by Bas Aarts; Sylvia Chalker; Edmund WeinerThe Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide to the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous example sentences, as well as relevant quotations fromthe scholarly literature of the field.This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the example sentences included within the text. There are over 150new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are also new entries on the most important English grammars published since the start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text,and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added.All in all, this Dictionary is an invaluable guide to English grammar for all students and teachers of the subject, as well as all those with an informed interest in the English language.
This site has exercises, lessons and sentence diagrams to help learn English Grammar. This webpage starts with the top level of the parts of speech from there you can drill down to detailed information.