English grammar is often said to be over-complicated and difficult to get to grips with but the truth is that, while there are certain rules that should be obeyed, the language evolves and develops over time - and quite rightly so. In this book, Joseph Piercy outlines the 25 rules that should be adhered to in written and spoken English, defining the rules themselves and then decoding them for the layman so that he or she understands each rule and how it has been used and developed over time. In doing so, the author highlights the most common misuses - or plain errors - in the language, while also setting the reader on to the right path to speaking and writing in good, plain English.
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.
English Grammar Essentials For Dummies 2nd Edition (9780730384724) was previously published as English Grammar Essentials For Dummies 2nd Edition (9781118493311). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. 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, you'll master the basics with ease!
The Oxford English Dictionary contains 175,000 words in common usage and yet linguists estimate that a vocabulary of 3,000 is sufficient to cover ninety-five per cent of common usage in speech and print. Where have all those other words gone? The English language is a giant sponge, absorbing words from a multitude of different languages and cultures and yet it seems speakers of English are indolent at accessing the rich resources at our disposal. 1000 Words to Expand Your Vocabulary aims to ameliorate this issue by providing a fascinating lexicography to boost your word power. Alongside the elegant and archaic words are discussions of malapropisms and solecisms, words for which meaning has changed over time and words that have meanings often contrary to their common usage (and abusage). Each entry contains outlines of word origins, examples in context and a wealth of word related trivia. 1000 Words to Expand Your Vocabulary will help word lovers flaunt their prolixity without flouting the rules that govern correct meaning.
Volume 2 of an Analytical Commentary on the Philosophical Investigations, Essays and Exegesis 185-242
Author: Gordon P. Baker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Second Edition of Wittgenstein: Rules, Grammar andNecessity (the second volume of the landmark analyticalcommentary on Wittgenstein’s PhilosophicalInvestigations) now includes extensively revised andsupplemented coverage of the Wittgenstein's complex andcontroversial remarks on following rules. Includes thoroughly rewritten essays and the addition of onenew essay on communitarian and individualist conceptions ofrule-following Includes a greatly expanded essay on Wittgenstein’sconception of logical, mathematical and metaphysical necessity Features updates to the textual exegesis as the result oftaking advantage of the search engine for the Bergen edition of theNachlass Reflects the results of scholarly debates on rule-followingthat have raged over the past 20 years
A Word a Day contains 365 carefully selected words that will enhance and expand your vocabulary, along with their meanings, origins and sample usage and fascinating word-related facts and trivia. It is estimated that on average an English-speaking adult has acquired a functioning vocabulary of 25,000 words by the time they reach middle age. That sounds like a lot - and more than enough for the daily purposes of communicating with each other in speech and writing. However, it is hard to feel quite so sanguine about our word power when considering those 25,000 words account for less than fifteen per cent of the total words in current usage in the English language. Furthermore, new words are created all the time and, as the word pool flourishes, can we afford to allow our vocabulary to stagnate? Logophile Joseph Piercy has the answer: a simple challenge to learn A Word a Day from this user-friendly onomasticon (that's a word list designed for a specific purpose - in case you were wondering .). Each of the 365 words have been carefully selected for their elegance and pertinence in everyday situations and every entry contains a clear and concise outline of meaning, origin and sample usage in context, alongside fascinating word related facts and trivia. A Word a Day is a treasure trove of fascination and fun for all language lovers - delve in and enhance your vocabulary.
25 Fun Rhyming Poems with Reproducible Activity Pages That Help Kids Master the Rules of Grammar
Author: Bobbi Katz
Publisher: Teaching Resources
Add sparkle to every school day—from September to May and all through the summer—with this jumbo treasury of terrific, teacher-tested ideas, activities, games, and interactive reproducibles! Boost learning in math, reading, writing, social studies, and art with unique and creative calendar activities, pocket chart poems, read-aloud plays, collaborative banners, songs, math story mats, mini-books, art projects, and graphic organizers. Also includes book links, Web connections, and much, much more! For use with Grades K–2.
The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There are no restrictions as to language family or area, and although special attention is paid to hitherto undescribed languages, new and valuable treatments of better known languages are also included. No theoretical model is imposed on the authors; the only criterion is a high standard of scientific quality.