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English Grammar Essentials For Dummies (Australian Edition) [Paperback]

Wendy M. Anderson , Geraldine Woods , Lesley J. Ward
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15 Oct 2013 1118493311 978-1118493311 Australian Edition
The fun and easy way to learn essential grammar rules, common usage errors, and other key concepts in the English language Understanding the rules of English is key to being an effective communicator—at work, at school, or anywhere else. If you struggle with the rules—and who hasn′t?— English Grammar Essentials For Dummies is the book for you. Covering just the basics you need, the book boils the rules of grammar down to the core concepts that will make you a better communicator in any and every aspect of your life. Ideal for students, job hunters, adult learners, those who speak English as a second language, and anyone who wants to make a good impression Covers the vital essentials needed for better written communication Serves as an excellent refresher course for professionals whose primary mode of communication is increasingly electronic and written Clear and understandable writing can be the key to success in almost any professional field. With English Grammar Essentials For Dummies, Australian Edition , you′ll master the basics with ease!

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Australian Edition edition (15 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118493311
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118493311
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 14 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 668,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Learn to: Exactly what you need to know to grasp grammar The must-know parts of speech How to create accurate documents and correct common errors Master the basics of good grammar with this concise guide Need a quick grammar refresher? English Grammar Essentials For Dummies, Australian Edition, contains the core concepts you need for more accurate and effective communication. From basic sentence structure and punctuation to better writing style, this user-friendly guide will help you refine the writing and speaking skills you use every day! Grasp the grammar essentials — understand good grammar and how to use it successfully Perfect your sentence structure — identify subjects, make verbs agree, add adjectives, pick pronouns, understand clauses, and more Apply basic punctuation principles — avoid apostrophe catastrophes, and differentiate between hyphens and dashes Improve your writing — organise your ideas and spice up boring sentences Open the book and find: Simple explanations of key grammar concepts Help with choosing the right words, such as 'who' or 'whom' How to use quotation marks, commas and colons Clear rules for using capital letters and numerals Tricks for correcting errors your grammar checker underlines Ten common mistakes and how to fix them

About the Author

Wendy M Anderson is an author, editor and educator. She has taught effective communication in classroom and business environments for over 20 years. Geraldine Woods has taught grammar for over 25 years. Lesley J Ward is a founding member of the UK Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

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I would recommend this book to learners of English because it gives all the very basic ingredients of the language such as where to place apostrophes, the use of articles or determiners as they are often called, and just as importantly the requirement to stay in one tense when telling a story. The English language can be difficult to newcomers so this book is a very handy companion to a dictionary.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Be aware this is the Australian Edition 3 Jan 2014
Just a warning as this is the Australian Edition so not much use. To be honest I should have read it more carefully, but it does not make it clear.
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