Agitated about apostrophes? Struggling with spelling? Dithering over dangling participles? Stumped by the subjunctive? Relax. Help is at hand... For native English speakers who realise that there is more to good English than meets the eye, but don’t know where to start; for parents struggling to explain the finer details to their kids; and for English- language students everywhere . . . this is the only book you need. Grammar for Grown-Ups guides you through the perils, pitfalls and problematic aspects of the English language, with fun test-yourself sections all the way.
Everything you need to know but never learnt in school. This is a straight talking and methodical grammar reference guide that is perfect for anyone who wants to write with confidence. Packed with entertaining examples and quotes from everyone from Homer the Greek to Homer Simpson, the guide keeps readers engaged with a wealth of great quotations to help get writing up to scratch.
As adults, it's particularly important to express ourselves clearly, both in speaking and in writing. Grammar For Grownups is the book that enables you to do just that Here, at last, is a manual for people who have to use language in the real world. Not a list of hard-and-fast rules you learned (and forgot) in grade school, Grammar For Grownups is written clearly and wittily as a guidebook -- complete with practice exercises. Learn how to use language effectively by refreshing your knowledge of how grammar works and how words fit together to create meaning. With the book's simple, easy-to-understand language, you will recall the parts of speech, punctuation, and spelling in a way that helps get your meaning across quickly, effectively, and completely. No more guessing Learn how to produce effective writing through your knowledge of grammar and usage.
Everything You Learnt at School... and Promptly Forgot
Author: Beth Coates
Publisher: Random House
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The Sunday Times number one bestseller. An informative and entertaining book of old-school knowledge for adults. Don't know your isosceles from your equilateral? Forgotten what actually happened in 1066? Perplexed by past participles? Fret no longer. Homework for Grown-Ups covers everything from algebra and prime numbers, English grammar and the Big Bang theory, and an easy way to remember the order of the planets and Britain's kings and queens, to art, Latin, P.E., home economics, and much more. Packed with essential facts, figures and theories, along with fun but challenging test papers to keep you on your toes, it might just equip parents to handle their child's homework without humiliation.
Do you know how to use semicolons, where to put your apostrophes and when to use commas? Do you know the difference between affect and effect, if and whether, or who and whom? Do you know why this stuff matters? If you've reached a stage in your career or education where your writing needs to be high quality, Grammar for Grown-ups is a must for your top drawer. Vocational rather than academic, Grammar for Grown-ups is packed with real-life examples and keeps you engaged with a wealth of great quotations from Homer the Greek to Homer the Simpson. Straight talking and methodical, Craig Shrives draws on his years as an intelligence officer as well as over a decade spent compiling his popular grammar website to present a comprehensive but light-hearted and easily digestible grammar reference guide.
This comprehensive manual thoroughly covers every aspect of French grammar, from the basic to the most advanced level, and illustrates the grammatical structures with useful, practical and interesting examples. It can be used as a classroom text in intermediate and advanced courses, as well as for reference and self-study.
Although the main purpose of this book is for the student to learn English grammar skills, the book also touches on life in Ghana, West Africa. It tells the student about the daily life of Ghanaians living a meager, yet productive life. In Ghana, we have qualified doctors and nurses working in hospitals; we have both male and female students in the medical field studying to be doctors, some of whom are now qualified and are working in the United States. We also have students in law, again, both men and women studying to be lawyers. A good many have graduated and are working abroad. The African-American student will benefit a great deal from this book in that the book encourages students to read about our ancestors. This connection to the past can enable students to see life differently and, perhaps, make a better life for themselves.
Long trusted as the most comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly grammar available, HAMMER'S GERMAN GRAMMAR AND USAGE provides you with a complete guide to German as it is written and spoken today. Praised for its clear layout and lucid explanations, this new edition distinguishes the most common forms of usage, both formal and informal, and offers you a combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage that you will find invaluable, whether a student or a teacher, at intermediate or advanced level.