Webster's New World English Grammar Handbook

Webster's New World English Grammar Handbook

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  • 言語 ENG
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"Webster's New World English Grammar Handbook" covers all the basics of standard English usage in a concise, step-by-step format including the special "General Observation" feature that provides grammar rules and tips at a glance. This comprehensive reference is the perfect desktop reference for the non-writing professionals and students alike. "Webster's New World English Grammar Handbook" goes beyond the competition by providing special sections on writing, spelling, and punctuation as well as an extensive appendix on "Misused Words and Expressions." This alphabetized appendix features hundreds of examples of misused words and expressions and explains proper usage. You'll find yourself referring to this section time and again to polish your grammar.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            ix
Introduction 1 (4)
PART I Parts of Speech 5 (136)
Nouns 6 (12)
Noun Classes 7 (3)
Recognizing the various Types of Nouns 10 (2)
Making Nouns Plural 12 (4)
Making Nouns Possessive 16 (1)
Derivational Suffixes 17 (1)
General Observations about Nouns 17 (1)
Pronouns 18 (26)
Classifying Pronouns 18 (7)
Recognizing the Various Types of Pronouns 25 (2)
The Cases of Pronouns 27 (3)
Pronouns as Nominals 30 (4)
Pronouns after As, Than, and But 34 (1)
Selecting the Correct Pronoun 35 (7)
Pronoun Reference 42 (1)
General Observations about Pronouns 43 (1)
Adjectives 44 (11)
Types of Adjectives 45 (2)
Degrees of Comparison 47 (3)
Nouns That Act Like Adjectives 50 (1)
Recognizing the Various Types of Adjectives 51 (2)
General Observations about Adjectives 53 (2)
Verbs 55 (40)
Kinds of Verbs 55 (8)
Auxiliary Verbs 63 (1)
Recognizing the Various Types of Verbs 64 (1)
Verb Tenses and Aspects 65 (2)
Irregular English Verbs 67 (2)
Moods of Verbs 69 (2)
Making Verbs Negative 71 (1)
Subject-Verb Agreement 72 (6)
Selecting the Correct Verb Form 78 (5)
Troublesome Verbs 83 (10)
General Observations about Verbs 93 (2)
Adverbs 95 (9)
Classes of Adverbs 96 (2)
Adverbial Forms 98 (1)
Comparison and Usage 98 (1)
Recognizing the various Types of Adverbs 99 (3)
Common Pit falls with Adverbs and Adjectives 102(1)
General Observations bout Adverbs 103(1)
Function Words 104(37)
Determiners 105(2)
Prepositions 107(12)
Selecting the Correct Preposition 119(12)
Conjunctions 131(6)
Interjections 137(1)
General Observations about Function Words 138(3)
PART II Sentence Elements 141(86)
Types of Sentences 143(3)
Simple Sentences 143(1)
Complex Sentences 144(1)
Compound Sentences 144(1)
Declarative Sentences 144(1)
Interrogative Sentences 144(1)
Imperative Sentences 145(1)
Exclamatory Sentences 145(1)
General Observations about Types of 145(1)
Sentences
Sentence Patterns 146(8)
Patterns 1, 2, and 3: Sentences with the 148(1)
Verb To Be
Patterns 8 and 9: Sentences with Linking 149(2)
verbs
Understanding Sentence Patterns 151(3)
General Observations about Sentence Patterns 154(1)
Sentence Parts 154(73)
Subjects and Predicates 155(1)
Punctuation 156(23)
Direct Objects 179(2)
Indirect Objects 181(3)
Complements 184(4)
Appositives 188(1)
Sentence Modifiers 189(3)
Phrases 192(20)
Clauses 212(11)
General Observations about Sentence Parts 223(4)
PART III Handling Capitalization and Spelling 227(36)
Capitalization 227(8)
General Observations about Capitalization 235(1)
Spelling 235(28)
Sounding Out Words 236(11)
Looking Up Words in a Dictionary 247(1)
Using Mnemonics 248(1)
Spelling Rules 248(6)
Commonly Misspelled Words 254(2)
Word Division 256(1)
British versus American Spelling 257(1)
Foreign Words 258(2)
Numerals 260(1)
General Observations about Spelling 261(2)
PART IV On Writing 263(18)
Prewriting 264(4)
Generating Ideas 264(1)
Researching 265(1)
Organizing the Piece 266(1)
Using an Outline 267(1)
General Observations about Prewriting 268(1)
Writing 268(3)
Style 269(1)
Showing versus Telling 269(1)
General Observations about Writing 270(1)
Revising 271(12)
Word Choice 271(6)
Variety in Sentence Structure 277(2)
Flow 279(3)
General Observations about Revising 282(1)
Proofreading 283
What to Look For 284(2)
Proofreader's Signs and Symbols 286(2)
Marking Changes in Punctuation 288(2)
General Observations about Proofreading 290
Appendix Misused Words and Expressions 281(64)
Glossary 345(16)
Index 361