Your English teacher wasn't kidding.
Nothing says more about you than your command of language.
Here is a quick and easy way to brush up on the intricate system ofgrammar that powers the English language. The updated and expandededition of this proven guide is a painless way to master parts ofspeech, syntax, and all the rules of good usage. Best of all, theself-teaching format enables you to learn at your own pace, when itis convenient for you.
Now you can learn to write and speak Standard American Englisheffectively.
The task is easier if you have a solid understanding of how and whygrammar "works" than if you try to memorize lists of rules. That'swhy author Patricia Osborn emphasizes grammar in action, taking therules out of the classroom and into everyday language. She explainsthe functions performed by the various parts of speech and providesa new glossary of frequently misused word pairs. You'lldiscover:
* How grammar works to make communication clear and effective
* Techniques for improving your writing skills
* Simple ways to remember the rules and use them in everydaylanguage
* The "magic" of word order in an English sentence.
Were you daydreaming in your English class? No one will ever haveto know. This self-teaching guide takes all the confusion andmystery out of grammar. You'll learn to speak and write withassurance, which is the first step in building confidence inyourself, in your personal life, and in your career.