Get Smart At Dummies

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g Easie Making Everythin r !™ 2nd Edition mmar lish Gra Eng orkbook W Structure sentences correctly, make subjects and verbs agree, and perfect your punctuation Write papers, give presentations, and communicate effectively Score your highest on standardized tests Geraldine Woods Author of English Grammar For Dummies Get More and Do More at ® Start with FREE Cheat Sheets Cheat Sheets include • Checklists • Charts • Common Instructions • And Other Good Stuff! To access the Cheat Sheet created specifically for this book, go to Get Smart at makes your life easier with 1,000s of answers on everything from removing wallpaper to using the…show more content…
I’m not joking! If you don’t believe me, turn on your television. Chances are the characters who have fancy jobs or big bank accounts sound different from those who don’t. I’m not making a value judgment here; I’m just describing reality. Proper English, either written or spoken, tends to be associated with the upper social or economic classes. Toning up your grammar muscles doesn’t guarantee your entry to an executive corner office, but poor grammar makes it harder to fight your way in. Furthermore, with the job market becoming more competitive all the time, no one can afford to pass up an advantage in the working world. English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition, contains lots of information and exercises geared to those who pound out quarterly reports, e-mails, tweets, memos, slide presentations, and other business communications. If you’re sitting in and not at a desk — in other words, if you’re a student — good grammar pays off in different ways: with better grades and an edge in college and graduate-school admissions. Teachers have always looked favorably on well-written sentences, and grammar has become increasingly important on standardized tests. This book alerts you to material favored by the torturers — sorry, the test writers — and provides you with some exercises that help you become familiar with common testing formats. (If you’re not clutching a number 2 pencil, don’t feel left out. The skills in those exercises help you, too, by…show more content…
If you’re not sure whether to head North or north or if you want to know where a comma belongs, this part’s for you. Part III: Applying Proper Grammar in Tricky Situations Paging who and whom, not to mention I and me! This part tackles all the fun stuff associated with pronouns, including the reason why everyone can’t eat their lunch without violating grammar rules. Part III also helps you decipher the shades of difference in verb tense (wrote? had written?) and voice (not alto or soprano, but active or passive). This part tackles grammar for electronic media, so you can text, tweet, and bullet-point without ending up in the grammar penitentiary. Part IV: Upping the Interest: Describing and Comparing Part IV doesn’t tackle which stock is a better investment. Instead, it puts you through your paces in selecting and placing descriptive words and creating clear and logical comparisons. Part V: Improving Your Writing

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