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Usborne Guide to Better English: Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation [Illustrated] [Paperback]

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30 Jan 2004 Better English
This bright and amusing book contains advice, tricks and techniques to help children and adults remember the often-confusing rules of English grammar. With cheerful illustrations throughout, this book should encourage children to improve their English skills in a fun and lively way. It points out common mistakes and misspelt words in written English, showing how they can be avoided. Packed with quizzes, tests, games and tips, as well as Internet links, this book should be helpful for the classroom, for homework and for the office. Please note that some of the pages are black and white, not all are colour.

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (30 Jan 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0746058438
  • ISBN-13: 978-0746058435
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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192 of 193 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PGCE Student 28 Jan 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is a very comprehensive and easy to read guide on basic grammar, spelling and punctuation. The text is laid out in a manner that is clear with pictures to demonstrate the wording. As someone who cannot remember being taught most grammar and punctuation, this has been the easiest to read and the most concise book that I have found relating to grammar, spelling and punctuation. I thoroughly reccommend this book to anyone who needs to re learn, to understand and fill in the gaps in their knowledge in this area.
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great little book! 8 Feb 2009
Format:Paperback
I purchased this book for my eleven year old granddaughter, who has been having some difficulty with her punctuation (I don't live near enough to help much in person). It is a great little book: well written, humorous and interesting to read - I would recommend it to anyone as it makes the subject accessible to youngsters who don't have an unquenchable love for all things connected with English Grammar but want to do well in their school work!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My grammar bible 11 Mar 2010
By Dory
Format:Paperback
Fabulous guide. I have recommended it numerous times for my adult GCSE English students.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
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What more could you ask? It's clear, accurate, easy to understand, logically laid out, and the illustrations really help the explanations. It's the one reference I really wish I'd had when I was at school.

I have recommended it to young children, teenagers, and a range of adults and all agree that it is just what they were looking for.

Spelling, grammar and punctuation are never going to be the most gripping subject matter, but if any book can make them accessible then this is it. And IT'S CHEAP!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Excellent book from Usbourne 24 Jan 2010
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Excellent book, well put together and easy to use. Age range is probably all primary school years but with help from parents for 5-7 year olds.

This book will remind (or correct) parents knowledge of English grammer, sorry, grammar, spelling and punctuation. I never knew spelling was so difficult!

Small points which I disagree with are, for example, the use of double speech marks with only a passing reference to the fact that some people use single speech marks instead. I thought that the general usage was now single as opposed to double. Still, if you don't agree with what's been said (and that will, I think, be very rarely) then you can correct it yourself before passing it to your child to use as a reference (also check with the school as to their preferred way).

All in all, good value and one of the best on the market dealing with this age range.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 28 Oct 2011
By Blanco
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I bought this for my 9 year old niece, as she loves to read and write. I had a quick look through it and couldn't believe how much was crammed into it and how easily everything was explained. I learned a few things too!....I am seriously thinking of buying a book for myself.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 30 Aug 2011
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I like the way this book is laid out. I would recommend this book to anyone willing to improve their english.
There are many exercises and answers, with lots of simple explanation on each topic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Improving my English 28 Jan 2010
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I have never understood Grammar, but I this Book three days ago, and I suddenly I seem to begin to understand Grammar.
Everyone should be able to understand, this simple book.
I can only recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helped me to learn things that I had forgotten!
I used this book to help me pass my literacy skills test for teaching. It really helped me to remember the things that I had forgotten from being at school. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Lady C
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book
Excellent guide for children and teenagers to brush up their English ready for their GCSEs ready for their future .....
Published 13 days ago by Maur
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide to basic English
If you want a clear and simple guide this is it. I also bought the guide to English grammar but all of that book is contained in this one so just buy this! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Le Feutre
5.0 out of 5 stars Definately buy this book!
Use this book all the time! I am a trainee teacher and use it for lessons and for subject knowledge folders! Read more
Published 2 months ago by gabbiew
5.0 out of 5 stars value for money
A must for any child. any extra learning to get good grades in school is good for any child. great!
Published 2 months ago by JJ 102
5.0 out of 5 stars Great teaching aid.
New to teaching year 6, I bought this with the new Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Sats test in mind. Read more
Published 5 months ago by LEONARD JOHNROSE
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, helpful book
Was not sure exactly what was covered in the book and exceeded my expectations, will last us all through my children's years at schools. Read more
Published 5 months ago by sam
5.0 out of 5 stars very good book
English is not my first language, so that book is very good for me, all grammar rules are in it.
Fast delivery, good packaging
Published 5 months ago by loops34
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should have one.
Look no further if you struggle with remembering the rules of written English. As an ex-teacher, I have had one of these books on my classroom shelves for years and when my... Read more
Published 9 months ago by JanC
4.0 out of 5 stars jam packed with info
Can be used for both my kids age 7 & 9 but I know they'll miss the fill in the blank sticker workbooks from Letts!
Published 10 months ago by FridaSaeed
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