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    DescriptionA 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. New, easy-to-use design makes photocopying pages and chapters simple Fully updated to reflect the latest rules and guidelines in grammar and usage Ideal for students from seventh grade through post-secondary school 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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    Title
    The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
    Subtitle
    An Easy-to-use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-world Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jane Straus, By (author) Lester Kaufman, By (author) Tom Stern
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 532 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781118785560
    ISBN 10: 1118785568
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: 428.2
    BIC subject category V2: CJB, CBW
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 28200
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    B&T General Subject: 340
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.2T
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    B&T Approval Code: A37347000
    BISAC V2.8: EDU029020, LAN024000
    B&T Approval Code: A22400000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 428.2
    LC classification: PE1112 .S773 2014
    Edition
    11, Revised
    Edition statement
    11th Revised edition
    Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Publication date
    18 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    JANE STRAUS (19542011) was an educator and best-selling author with extensive experience teaching English to adult learners. She created The Blue Book because she found no resources that explained English rules in plain English. Straus also created the popular website GrammarBook.com. LESTER KAUFMAN is publisher of GrammarBook.com. He married Jane Straus in 1987, eventually retiring from his career in government to help with her website. TOM STERN is a veteran reporter and columnist. In 2012, his bimonthly newspaper column on English grammar and usage won a first-place award in the California Newspaper Publishers Associations Better Newspapers Contest.
    Back cover copy
    The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, Eleventh EditionEnglish Usage Rules Explained in Plain EnglishIt doesn't take a lifetime to master English grammar and punctuation. All it takes is "The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation." With over 200,000 copies sold, this is one of the most highly trusted English language resources available. Inside, you'll find short, easy-to-understand explanations of even the most confusing grammar points.From the very basics--parts of speech and subject-verb agreement--to more advanced topics like the subjunctive mood, "The Blue Book" covers it all. You'll also learn to differentiate between the most commonly confused words like "infer" and "imply, its" and "it's, affect" and "effect."..and hundreds more. Filled with clear examples and self-assessment quizzes, the book allows you to test your knowledge and practice what you learn."A sensible approach and a useful guide." --Mignon Fogarty, author of "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing""This is a valuable tool for my journalism students. By the end of the semester, most copies of "The Blue Book" are dog-eared and marked-up. I highly recommend this book to every student who wants to become a proficient writer and communicator." --Cindy Frye, adjunct instructor, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, Calif.
    Table of contents
    Preface and Acknowledgments xv About the Authors xvii Introduction xix 1 GRAMMAR 1 Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects 1 Clauses and Phrases 7 Pronouns 7 Who vs. Whom 12 Whoever vs. Whomever 13 Who, That, Which 14 Adjectives and Adverbs 15 Prepositions 18 Effective Writing 20 2 PUNCTUATION 25 Periods 25 Commas 25 Semicolons 30 Colons 31 Quotation Marks 33 Parentheses and Brackets 34 Parentheses 34 Brackets 35 Apostrophes 36 Hyphens 40 Hyphens between words 41 Hyphens with prefixes and suffixes 43 Dashes 45 Ellipses 46 Question Marks 47 Exclamation Points 48 3 CAPITALIZATION 49 4 WRITING NUMBERS 57 5 CONFUSING WORDS AND HOMONYMS 61 6 QUIZZES 125 Grammar Pretest 125 Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 1 127 Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 2 127 Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 1 128 Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 2 129 Pronouns Quiz 1 130 Pronouns Quiz 2 131 Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 1 131 Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 2 132 Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 1 133 Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 2 134 Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 1 134 Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 2 135 Prepositions Quiz 1 136 Prepositions Quiz 2 136 Affect vs. Effect Quiz 1 137 Affect vs. Effect Quiz 2 137 Lay vs. Lie Quiz 1 138 Lay vs. Lie Quiz 2 139 Advice vs. Advise Quiz 1 139 Advice vs. Advise Quiz 2 140 Their vs. There vs. They're Quiz 1 140 Their vs. There vs. They're Quiz 2 141 More Confusing Words and Homonyms Quiz 1 141 More Confusing Words and Homonyms Quiz 2 142 Effective Writing Quiz 1 142 Effective Writing Quiz 2 143 Grammar Mastery Test 144 Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers Pretest 145 Commas and Periods Quiz 1 147 Commas and Periods Quiz 2 148 Semicolons and Colons Quiz 1 149 Semicolons and Colons Quiz 2 150 Question Marks and Quotation Marks Quiz 1 151 Question Marks and Quotation Marks Quiz 2 152 Parentheses and Brackets Quiz 1 152 Parentheses and Brackets Quiz 2 153 Apostrophes Quiz 1 153 Apostrophes Quiz 2 154 Hyphens Between Words Quiz 1 154 Hyphens Between Words Quiz 2 155 Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz 1 156 Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz 2 156 Capitalization Quiz 1 157 Capitalization Quiz 2 157 Writing Numbers Quiz 1 158 Writing Numbers Quiz 2 158 Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers Mastery Test 159 7 ANSWERS TO QUIZZES 161 Grammar Pretest Answers 161 Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 1 Answers 163 Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 2 Answers 163 Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 1 Answers 164 Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 2 Answers 165 Pronouns Quiz 1 Answers 165 Pronouns Quiz 2 Answers 166 Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 1 Answers 167 Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 2 Answers 168 Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 1 Answers 168 Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 2 Answers 169 Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 1 Answers 169 Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 2 Answers 170 Prepositions Quiz 1 Answers 171 Prepositions Quiz 2 Answers 171 Affect vs. Effect Quiz 1 Answers 172 Affect vs. Effect Quiz 2 Answers 172 Lay vs. Lie Quiz 1 Answers 173 Lay vs. Lie Quiz 2 Answers 173 Advice vs. Advise Quiz 1 Answers 174 Advice vs. Advise Quiz 2 Answers 174 Their vs. There vs. They're Quiz 1 Answers 175 Their vs. There vs. They're Quiz 2 Answers 175 More Confusing Words and Homonyms Quiz 1 Answers 176 More Confusing Words and Homonyms Quiz 2 Answers 176 Effective Writing Quiz 1 Answers 177 Effective Writing Quiz 2 Answers 178 Grammar Mastery Test Answers 179 Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers Pretest Answers 181 Commas and Periods Quiz 1 Answers 182 Commas and Periods Quiz 2 Answers 183 Semicolons and Colons Quiz 1 Answers 184 Semicolons and Colons Quiz 2 Answers 185 Question Marks and Quotation Marks Quiz 1 Answers 186 Question Marks and Quotation Marks Quiz 2 Answers 186 Parentheses and Brackets Quiz 1 Answers 187 Parentheses and Brackets Quiz 2 Answers 187 Apostrophes Quiz 1 Answers 188 Apostrophes Quiz 2 Answers 188 Hyphens Between Words Quiz 1 Answers 189 Hyphens Between Words Quiz 2 Answers 189 Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz 1 Answers 190 Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz 2 Answers 190 Capitalization Quiz 1 Answers 191 Capitalization Quiz 2 Answers 191 Writing Numbers Quiz 1 Answers 192 Writing Numbers Quiz 2 Answers 192 Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers Mastery Test Answers 193 Index 195