This all-new guide to english is designed to be user-friendly. Its innovative A-to-Z dictionary format lets you find the answers to your questions about grammar, punctuation, and preferred usage quickly and easily. Simply look up the problem areas as you would look up a word in the dictionary. It’s just that simple and time-saving. A glossary of terms and plentiful cross-references offer even more help when you need it. Created by a leading expert in linguistics and lexicography. Covers all essential areas of grammar and style. A key word index for fast access.. Clear, plentiful examples. Up-to-date, modern, preferred academic and business usage. Portable for school, home, or office.
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Find the answers you need in this up-to-date grammar handbook that’s organized like a dictionary. Alphabetical entries from “A, an” to “Zero” explain the most common grammar mistakes and how to correct them. Spelling, punctuation, parts of speech, confusing words–they’re all here, along with the most important rules of correct sentence structure. There’s also a test quiz called “How Good Are My Grammar, Writing, and Speaking?” that’s designed to test your knowledge and point out areas in which you need to improve. A key-word index makes it easy to access the exact entry you need.