How to Say What You Mean and Write Everything RightPaperback - 2012
- Parts of Speech: Nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more form the building blocks of the English language. Don't get tripped up by tenses, possessive pronouns, or adverbs ever again.
- Grammar: From the simplest sentences to the most complex, this quick guide to grammar shows how to construct phrases and clauses, fix fragments, maintain subject-verb agreement, and so much more.
- Spelling and Pronunciation: Avoid embarrassing gaffes and typos with this guide to common spellings, vowel and consonant sounds, and word stress.
- Punctuation: Eggs or egg's, the Smiths or the Smith's (or the Smiths')--proper punctuation makes all the difference. Never misplace another comma, misuse another apostrophe, or mistake another semicolon for an ink smudge.
- Clear Usage: Create sparkling sentences by using ten key principles of great writing, such as Don't use no double negatives, Steer clear of clich s , and It is thought that using passive voice should be avoided. (CK final keys)
- Pitfalls and Confusions: Avoid misunderstandings with this handy list of some of the most commonly confused words, spellings, and meanings--from affect and effect to your and you're.