* Not sure where to place that comma? Wondering what a "transitive verb" is? Weighing whether "may" or "might" is right? Check out this go-to resource! More than 300 entries provide clear, coherent explanations about everyday use of grammar and punctuation, along with real-life examples. A handy reference for home, school, and office. 208 pages, softcover.
Readers of all levels will find this excellent guide essential.
Including examples of real usage taken from the Oxford Corpus, this handy volume provides clear information about grammar and punctuation that we need on a day-to-day basis in over 300 entries. Arranged alphabetically, it contains entries for standard grammatical terms such as pronoun, synonym, or transitive verb. It also discusses related questions of usage, for example how to distinguish between 'may or might', 'that or which', and 'it's or its'. For ease of use, over 40 feature entries on master headwords like adverb, hyphen, and spelling include diagrams listing related terms.
Revised and updated, The Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation offers accessible and coherent explanations across a broad range of topics, and is the first port of call for any reader seeking clear, authoritative help with grammar and punctuation.
Both easy to use and comprehensive, it is an essential tool for writing at home, in the office, at school, and at college.
John Seely has been a freelance author and editor for over 30 years, specialising in language and communication skills. He is the author of several language reference books, including The Oxford Guide to Effective Writing & Speaking, Everyday Grammar, and Grammar for Teachers. He provides grammar training and consultancy to schools and colleges in England.