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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-world Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-world Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes

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By (author) Jane Straus, Foreword by Mignon Fogarty

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  • Publisher: Jossey Bass Wiley
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 279mm x 11mm | 516g
  • Publication date: 15 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470222689
  • ISBN 13: 9780470222683
  • Edition: 10, Revised
  • Edition statement: 10th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 17,952

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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is filled with easy-to-understand rules,real-world examples, dozens of reproducible exercises, and pre- and post-tests. This handy workbook is ideal for teachers, students in middle school through college, ESL students, homeschoolers, and professionals. Valuable for anyone who takes tests or writes reports, letters, Web pages, e-mails, or blogs, The Blue Book offers instant answers to everyday English usage questions.

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Jane Straus created the popular Web site www.Grammarbook.com , which offers additional self-scoring, downloadable quizzes, video lessons, and a weekly online newsletter full of helpful tips. Jane was also a personal life coach and the author of Enough Is Enough ! from Jossey-Bass.

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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, Tenth Edition"Designed to answer the most pressing grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and usage questions . . . In this revised and updated tenth edition of her best-selling book, Jane Straus adds a new section on Confusing Words and Homonyms with hundreds of the trickiest words defined and explained. Hailed as 'a masterpiece of clarity and usefulness.'" --From the Foreword by Mignon Fogarty, creator of the Grammar Girl podcast"The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation" is filled with easy-to-understand rules, real-world examples, dozens of reproducible exercises, and pre- and post-tests.This handy workbook is ideal for teachers, students in middle school through college, ESL students, homeschoolers, and professionals. Valuable for anyone who takes tests or writes reports, letters, Web pages, e-mails, or blogs, "The Blue Book" offers instant answers to everyday English usage questions.Praise for Jane Straus and The Blue Book"Clearly presented so that you can easily find the informationyou're looking for. This is great for students or for anyone who has troubleremembering the rules of grammar and punctuation." --Kate Russell, BBC World/ClickOnline"Never has there been such a well-arranged, easily navigatedguidebook as this. It is perfect for the homeschool family. One of the mostpractical, useable, beneficial resources, it doubles both as a quick referenceguide and student workbook (with answers in the back)!" --"The Old Schoolhouse Magazine""Grammarians and citizens, I invite you to raise a glass to Jane Straus. "The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation" is one-stop shopping for comprehensive grammar and style rules and is as charming as it is useful. I can't imagine one person whose writing wouldn't benefit enormously from reading this book." --Kate McCulley, The Grammar Vandal, www.thegrammarvandal.com

Table of contents

Acknowledgments. About the Author. Foreword by Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl). Introduction. 1 Grammar. Finding Subjects and Verbs. Subject and Verb Agreement. Pronouns. Who vs. Whom. Whoever vs. Whomever. That vs. Which. Adjectives and Adverbs. Problems with Prepositions. EffectiveWriting. 2 Confusing Words and Homonyms. 3 Punctuation. Spacing with Punctuation. Periods. Ellipsis Marks. Commas. Semicolons. Colons. Question Marks. Exclamation Points. Quotation Marks. Parentheses. Apostrophes. Hyphens. Dashes. 4 Capitalization. 5 Writing Numbers. 6 Quizzes. Grammar Pretest. Grammar Mastery Test. Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers Pretest. Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers Mastery Test. 7 Answers to Quizzes. Grammar Pretest. Grammar Mastery Test. Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers Pretest. Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers Mastery Test.