The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes (11th Edition)
Jane Straus, Lester Kaufman
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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying.
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For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.
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“Hastings.” But that would refer to a family named “Hasting.” If someone's name ends in s, we must add -es for the plural. The plural of Hastings is Hastingses. The members of the Jones family are the Joneses. To show possession, add an apostrophe. Incorrect: the Hastings' dog Correct: the Hastingses' dog (Hastings + es + apostrophe) Incorrect: the Jones' car Correct: the Joneses' car In serious writing, this rule must be followed no matter how strange or awkward the results. Rule 2e.
confusing the reader. Examples: a high school senior a twentieth century throwback one hundred percent correct Rule 11. When in doubt, look it up. Some familiar phrases may require hyphens. For instance, is a book up to date or up-to-date? Don't guess; have a dictionary close by, or look it up online. Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes A prefix (a-, un-, de-, ab-, sub-, post-, anti-, etc.) is a letter or set of letters placed before a root word. The word prefix itself contains the
“He that is without sin among you…” Which as a pronoun should never refer to humans. (It's an adjective in sentences like Which man do you mean?) WHOLE See hole, whole. WHOLLY See holy, wholly. WHO'S, WHOSE Who's is a contraction of who is or who has. Whose is the possessive case of who. Who's the man whose wife called? WITH REGARD(S) TO See in regard(s) to, with regard(s) to. WON'T, WONT Won't: contraction of will not. Wont: habit; custom (nouns); accustomed (adjective). WORN See
constitutes good nutrition. 10. Mr. Simms said none of his fellow Simmses' opinions would sway him. Hyphens Between Words Quiz 1 Answers 1. The storm blew down a seventy-foot-tall tree last night. 2. The tree that blew down last night was seventy feet tall. (CORRECT) 3. My sister is moving from her home next to the heavily congested highway. 4. The summer camp was designed for 16-year-old to 18-year-old gymnasts. 5. The summer camp was designed for gymnasts 16 years old to 18 years
written for $13,348.15. 44. The check was written for three hundred forty-eight dollars and fifteen cents. Index A A, an A while, awhile Abbreviation, acronym Abbreviations, at end of sentences Absolutes Academic concerns: course titles vs. academic subjects; degrees Accept, except Active voice Ad, add Adapt, adopt Adjectives; adverb forms of; commas with, before nouns; compound, hyphens with; defined; degrees of; good, well; phrases used as; proper; quizzes; with sense verbs;