Grammar: 1001 Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)

Grammar: 1001 Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)

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von: Geraldine Woods

21,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 23.05.2022
ISBN/EAN: 9781119883760
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 336

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<p><b>Learn to dot your I&rsquo;s and cross your T&rsquo;s with this hands-on grammar practice</b> <p>The rules of grammar can seem abstract and confusing. But putting them into practice will help you understand and retain grammatical conventions. In <i>Grammar: 1001 Practice Questions For Dummies</i>, you&rsquo;ll get the step-by-step and hands-on experience you need to improve your conjugations, gerund use, punctuation, and more. Each practice question includes detailed explanations and solutions available both in the book and online. <p>The book also includes: <ul> <li>Intuitive questions on everything from Oxford commas to verb tense</li> <li>Free, one-year access to all 1,001 practice questions online, and the ability to create customized quizzes and study sessions</li> <li>Detailed explanations for every question to help build your understanding</li></ul><p>Ideal for self-paced learning and as a companion for students in grammar and English classes in high school and college, <i>Grammar: 1001 Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)</i> is a must-have resource to improve your written and spoken English communication. <p><i>Grammar: 1001 Practice Questions For Dummies </i>(9781119883746) was previously published as <i>1,001 Grammar Practice Questions For Dummies</i> (9781118745014). While this version features a new <i>Dummies </i>cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
<p><b>Introduction</b><b> 1</b></p> <p>What You&rsquo;ll Find 3</p> <p>How This Workbook Is Organized 4</p> <p>Part 1: The Questions 4</p> <p>Part 2: The Answers 5</p> <p>Beyond the Book 5</p> <p>What you&rsquo;ll find online 6</p> <p>How to register 6</p> <p>Where to Go for Additional Help 6</p> <p><b>Part 1: The Questions</b><b> 7</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Telling Time: Identifying the Verb and Choosing the Correct Tense </b><b>9</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 9</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 9</p> <p>Locating the Verb 10</p> <p>Choosing Simple and Perfect Tense Verb Forms 11</p> <p>Consistently Choosing the Right Verb Tense 14</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Working with Irregular, Helping, and Descriptive Verb Forms</b><b> 17</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 17</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 18</p> <p>Handling Irregular Verbs 18</p> <p>Dealing with To Be and To Have 20</p> <p>Adding Meaning with Helping Verbs 21</p> <p>Creating Questions with Helping Verbs 23</p> <p>Detecting and Placing Descriptive Verb Forms 24</p> <p>Selecting Tense for Descriptive Verb Forms 25</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: One Cool and One Hot Topic: Forming Plurals of Nouns and Pronouns</b><b> 27</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 27</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 28</p> <p>Forming Plural Nouns 28</p> <p>Sorting Singular and Plural Pronouns 29</p> <p><b>Chapter 4: Reaching an Agreement: Pairing Subjects and Verbs</b><b> 33</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 33</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 33</p> <p>Locating the Subject 34</p> <p>Fine-Tuning Subject-Verb Agreement 35</p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Matchmaking: Pairing Pronouns and Antecedents</b><b> 39</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 39</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 39</p> <p>Identifying Pronouns and Their Antecedents 40</p> <p>Pairing Pronouns and Antecedents Correctly 41</p> <p>Avoiding Vague Pronoun References 42</p> <p><b>Chapter 6: Pronouns on a Case-by-Case Basis</b><b> 45</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 45</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 45</p> <p>Sorting Subject, Object, and Possessive Pronouns 46</p> <p>Using Subject and Object Pronouns Correctly 47</p> <p><b>Chapter 7: Forming Complete Sentences</b><b> 53</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 53</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 53</p> <p>Recognizing Complete Sentences 54</p> <p>Combining Ideas Correctly 55</p> <p>Correcting Run-Ons and Fragments 56</p> <p><b>Chapter 8: Moving Beyond the Basics: Adding Descriptions</b><b> 59</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 59</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 60</p> <p>Distinguishing Between Adjectives and Adverbs 60</p> <p>Placing Adjectives and Adverbs in Sentences 61</p> <p>Dealing with Articles 63</p> <p>Hyphenating Descriptions 64</p> <p><b>Chapter 9: Going Long: Descriptive Phrases and Clauses</b><b> 65</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 65</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 65</p> <p>Identifying the Words Being Described 66</p> <p>Avoiding Misplaced, Dangling, and Vague Descriptions 68</p> <p><b>Chapter 10: Writing Gooder Better Comparisons</b><b> 71</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 71</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 71</p> <p>Creating Comparative and Superlative Forms 72</p> <p>Avoiding Incomplete, Illogical, or Vague Comparisons 73</p> <p><b>Chapter 11: Correct with a Capital C: Capitalization</b><b> 77</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 77</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 77</p> <p>Capitalizing Names, Titles, Relationships, and Ethnicity 78</p> <p>Capitalizing Geographical</p> <p>Names, Quotations, and School References 80</p> <p>Capitalizing the Titles of Artistic or Scientific Works 81</p> <p><b>Chapter 12: Exercising Comma Sense: Placing Commas Correctly</b><b> 83</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 83</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 83</p> <p>Commas in Lists 84</p> <p>Using Commas with Identifying and Extra Information 85</p> <p>Creating a Pause in a Sentence 87</p> <p><b>Chapter 13: A Smooth Ride to Meaning: Apostrophes and Quotation Marks</b><b> 89</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 89</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 89</p> <p>Creating the Possessive Form of Nouns 90</p> <p>Creating Contractions with Apostrophes 91</p> <p>Inserting and Deleting Apostrophes 91</p> <p>Distinguishing Between Quotations and Paraphrases 92</p> <p>Placing Quotation Marks and Other Punctuation 93</p> <p>Punctuating Academic Work 94</p> <p><b>Chapter 14: Seeking Unity and Balance: Parallelism</b><b> 97</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 97</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 97</p> <p>Identifying Parallel Elements in Lists 98</p> <p>Working with Paired Conjunctions 100</p> <p>Creating Parallel Comparisons 101</p> <p>Keeping Sentences Parallel 101</p> <p><b>Chapter 15: Cutting Repetition and Wordiness</b><b> 103</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 103</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 103</p> <p>Cutting Repetitive Words and Phrases from Sentences 104</p> <p>Writing Concisely 105</p> <p><b>Chapter 16: Breaking Patterns to Create Interesting Sentences</b><b> 109</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 109</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 109</p> <p>Weaving Complex Sentences 110</p> <p>Varying Sentence Patterns 115</p> <p><b>Chapter 17: More on Verbs: Voice and Mood </b><b>119</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 119</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 119</p> <p>Identifying Active and Passive Verb Forms 120</p> <p>Changing Passive Voice to Active 121</p> <p>Using Subjunctive Verbs Properly 121</p> <p><b>Chapter 18: Tailoring Your Writing for Electronic Media</b><b> 123</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 123</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 124</p> <p>Presentation Slides 124</p> <p>Composing emails and Texts 127</p> <p><b>Chapter 19: Choosing Language to Suit Your Audience</b><b> 131</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 131</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 132</p> <p>Identifying Levels of Formality 132</p> <p>The Right Words for the Right Time 133</p> <p><b>Chapter 20: Confusing Word Pairs</b><b> 135</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 135</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 135</p> <p>Distinguishing between Words Resembling Each Other 136</p> <p>Words Incorrectly Seen as Synonyms 139</p> <p><b>Chapter 21: Making Proper Word Choices</b><b> 143</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 143</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 143</p> <p>Selecting the Correct One- or Two-Word Expression 144</p> <p>Eliminating Nonstandard Words 145</p> <p><b>Chapter 22: Identifying Nonstandard Expressions </b><b>149</b></p> <p>The Questions You&rsquo;ll Work On 149</p> <p>What to Watch Out For 149</p> <p>Avoiding Double Negatives and Other Errors 150</p> <p>Counting and Measuring Words 152</p> <p>Strange Verb Pairs 153</p> <p><b>Part 2: The Answers</b><b> 155</b></p> <p>Chapter 23: Answers 157</p> <p>Index 313</p>
<p><b>Geraldine Woods</b> has more than 40 years of teaching experience and has helped students prepare for the SAT for more than 30 years. She has written more than 50 books, including<i> English Grammar For Dummies.</i> </p>
<p><b>All the grammar practice you need. Period.</b></p> <p><i>Grammar: 1001 Practice Questions For Dummies </i>gives you more than a thousand chances to build your grammar prowess. This workbook is full of practice questions covering English grammar. Verb tenses, parts of speech, clauses, punctuation, pronouns, inclusive language, voice and mood, style—it’s all here. Pencil your way through the book or go online to track your progress and build customized question sets. Then follow along with complete explanations for every answer. <P><B>Go online and find:</B> <UL><B><LI>A free one-year subscription to all questions</LI> <LI>Practice questions on many of the topics you’ll encounter in written and spoken English</LI> <LI>Personalized reports that track your progress and show you where you may need more review</LI> <LI>Customizable practice sets for self-directed study</LI> <LI>Practice questions categorized as easy, medium, or hard</LI></B></UL> <P><B>Go online!</B> <UL><B><LI>Ample practice for each topic</LI> <LI>Detailed explanations for every question</LI> <LI>Access all 1,001 practice questions</LI></B></UL>

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