Grammar in Plain English

Grammar in Plain English

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Baker & Taylor
A useful manual for those preparing for the GED, TOEFL, and for others who need to improve their skills in basic English usage, offers twenty-two lessons that cover the various aspects of grammar, with practice questions and answers. Original.

Book News
Aimed at adults preparing for the GED, ESL students and others looking to improve their English, this manual presents 22 grammar lessons that take a common-sense approach to language study and cover all areas of the GED Writing Skills test: organization, sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and writing ability. The manual emphasizes language structure over traditional grammar, shows students what they already know about language, and builds upon this understanding. It begins with the basic sentence pattern and introduces all basic elements, including usage, punctuation, effective expression, capitalization, and spelling, with examples, practice exercises and questions, review lessons, and a final review. Diamond is an author and speaker, and Dutwin is associated with a training and development company. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Barron's Educational Publishing
This expanded fifth edition of Grammar in Plain English makes an excellent self-teaching manual for adults preparing for the GED, as well as for ESL students and all others who need to improve their command of English. It's also ideal as a classroom textbook for remedial English courses. Topics presented in 22 lessons include:

  • Mastering sentence structure
  • Following rules of agreement between nouns and verbs
  • Balancing sentences to reflect coordinated thoughts
  • Spelling, capitalization, punctuation . . . and much more

    Each lesson includes helpful practice exercises with answers.

  • This newly updated English grammar manual is ideal for self-teaching and classroom study, for adults preparing for the GED, as well as for ESL students, and for all others who need to improve their skills in basic English usage. Topics include:

  • Mastering sentence structure
  • Adding descriptive words and phrases correctly
  • Following rules of agreement between nouns and verbs
  • Understanding time
  • Balancing sentences to reflect coordinated thoughts
  • Applying basic writing principles
  • Spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and much more
    BR>Twenty-two lessons cover English grammar rules and usage and include practice exercises and answers throughout, along with periodic review.

  • Baker
    & Taylor

    Provides grammar review in twenty-two lessons, covering such topics as sentence structure, noun and verb agreement, capitalization, and punctuation, and includes practice exercises with answers and explanations.

    Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, 2012
    Edition: 5th ed
    ISBN: 9780764147869
    Characteristics: xiv, 362 p. : ill. : 28 cm
    Additional Contributors: Dutwin, Phyllis


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