The Little Gold Grammar Book: Mastering the Rules That Unlock the Power of Writing (2nd Edition)
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For Grammar Aficionados From All Walks of Life!
THE LITTLE GOLD GRAMMAR BOOK is based on a simple but powerful observation: Individuals who develop outstanding grammar skills do so primarily by mastering a limited number of the most important grammar rules, which they use over and over again. What are these recurring rules? The answer to this question is the basis of this book. In addition to covering the basics of grammar, diction, and idioms, this book contains a 100-question grammar quiz, a collection of 50-plus word pairings (diction), a compilation of 200 idioms, and 30 multiple-choice problems to integrate key concepts. Special sections cover editing tips and punctuation, American English versus British English, and traditional writing versus digital writing.
will be my favorite Italian dish. A) Cannelloni has and always will be my favorite Italian dish. B) Cannelloni was, has, and always will be my favorite Italian dish. C) Cannelloni was and always will be my favorite Italian dish. D) Cannelloni has been and always will be my favorite Italian dish. E) Cannelloni is, has, and always will be my favorite Italian dish. 14. Massage Massage creates a relaxing, therapeutic, and rejuvenating experience both for your body and your well-being. A) both
particular, include a segment on editing. Editing is to writing what an oil change and tune-up, washing, waxing, vacuuming, and chamoising are to automobile care. Not only does it influence how we feel about the final product, but it directly impacts how others perceive our work. Editing is its own skill set. It’s an integral writing component that demands a separate, dedicated review. 147 THE LITTLE GOLD GRAMMAR BOOK a vs. an. Use “a” before a word in which the first letter of that word is a
(the letter “o” is a consonant) Example an M.S. degree (the letter “M” is pronounced “em”) Example an honor (the letter “h” is silent so “an” is matched with the letter “o”â†œ—â†œa vowel) Abbreviations (Latin). The abbreviations “e.g.” (meaning “for example”) and “i.e.” (meaning “that is”) are constructed with two periods, one after each of the two letters, with a comma always following the second period. The forms “eg.” or “ie.” are not correct. Below are three ways to present information
said, “An old picture is like a precious coin.” Example “An old picture is like a precious coin,” my grandmother said. (A comma is generally used to separate the quote from regular text.) Example “An old picture,” my grandmother said, “is like a precious coin.” (Above is what is known as an interrupted or split quote. The lower case “i” in the word “is” indicates that the quote is still continuing.) Example “They’re like precious coins,” my grandmother said. “Cherish all your old
order to edit out the comma (along with the word “which”). Nonetheless, for those who prefer to use “which” without the 177 THE LITTLE GOLD GRAMMAR BOOK comma (at least in short sentences as in the example above), one rationale for doing so is the fact that these two wordsâ†œ—â†œ“that” and “which”â†œ—â†œare virtually interchangeable in meaning. The fourth major use of the bracketing comma is to set off quoted speech from the speaker. Correct The waitress said, “Welcome.” “Thank you,” we