The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

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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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. * Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" * Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes * Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad 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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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 12.7mm | 498.95g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 11th Revised edition
  • 1118785568
  • 9781118785560
  • 12,927

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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, Eleventh Edition English Usage Rules Explained in Plain English It 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.

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About Jane Straus

JANE STRAUS (1954 2011) 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 LESTER KAUFMAN is publisher of 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 Association s Better Newspapers Contest.

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