ISBN 9780071067966,Grammar : A Friendly Approach

Grammar : A Friendly Approach



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780071067966

ISBN-10 0071067965


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 208 Pages
Language (English)

Usage & grammar guides

This book introduces grammar in a gentle way by illustrating the kinds of issues students may come across by setting them in context using a soap opera style script. Through a combination of the stories of the students and carefully constructed chapters, the book provides details on the essential aspects of grammar, language use and punctuation needed by all university students. There are also exercises to encourage the reader to relate the issues to their own practice and experiences, as well as an extensive glossary which defines the terms that are used throughout the book. Salient Features Academic language Standard English Sentence construction and punctuation Reflective writing When and where to place an apostrophe Using grammar checkers TABLE OF CONTENTS List of figures Introduction to the second edition Introduction 1. Bad language 2. Standard practice 3. Who or what is the subject? 4. Where's the action? The verb 5. The complete sentence 6. What goes wrong with sentences? 7. Speaking personally 8. More on complex sentences: relationships and relatives 9. How to be offensive with punctuation 10. That pesky apostrophe 11. Checking the checker 12. Quote/unquote - avoiding plagiarism 13. The machine's out to get us 14. Finale Glossary Bibliography Index