The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation : An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes (11 EXP REV)

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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. * Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" * Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes * Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments                        xv
About the Authors xvii
Introduction xix
1 Grammar 1 (24)
Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects 1 (2)
Definitions
Noun
Verb
Subject
Using verbs to find subjects
Multiple subjects and verbs in a
sentence
Infinitives
You as an understood subject
Subject-Verb Agreement 3 (4)
Singular vs. plural verbs
Finding subjects before phrases
beginning with of With or, either/or,
and neither/nor
Two singular subjects
One singular and one plural subject and
interrupting expressions
With such portions as percent,
fraction, part, etc.
With here or there
With distances, periods of time, sums
of money, etc.
With collective nouns
The subjunctive mood
Clauses and Phrases 7 (1)
Definitions
Clause
Independent clause
Dependent clause
Phrase
Pronouns 7 (5)
Definition: Pronoun
Subject pronouns
As the subject of the sentence
Renaming the subject
When who refers to a personal pronoun
Object pronouns
Subject and verb agreement with who,
that, and which
Subject and verb agreement with anyone,
someone, each, etc.
Following than or as
Possessive pronouns
Its vs. it's; who's vs. whose
Reflexives: the self pronouns
Consistency with singular pronouns
Pronouns linked with nouns
Who vs. Whom 12 (1)
He/him method
Common whom pitfall
Whoever vs. Whomever 13 (1)
Agreement with the verb in the
dependent clause
Dependent clause as the subject of the
verb following the clause
Who, That, Which 14 (1)
Who, that, and which with people,
groups, and things
That with essential clauses
Which with nonessential clauses
When which can be used with essential
clauses
Adjectives and Adverbs 15 (3)
Definitions
Adjective
Adverb
Adjectives modifying nouns and pronouns
Adverbs modifying verbs, adjectives,
and adverbs
When to add -ly
Sense verbs: taste, smell, look, feel,
etc.
Good vs. well
Well as an adjective when referring to
health
Comparisons, such as -er vs. -est and
more vs. most
This, that, these, and those
Prepositions 18 (2)
Definition: preposition
Ending a sentence with a preposition
Avoiding extra prepositions
Like
As, as if, as though, the way
Of vs. have
Different from vs. different than
In vs. into
Effective Writing 20 (5)
Concrete vs. vague language
Active vs. passive voice
Overuse of there is, there are, it is,
it was, etc.
Double negatives
Parallel construction
Dangling modifiers
Misplaced modifiers
Fragments
2 Punctuation 25 (24)
Periods 25 (1)
With complete sentences
With abbreviations at the end of a
sentence
Replacing periods with question marks
and exclamation points
Commas 25 (5)
To separate three or more items
To separate adjectives
With two independent clauses
Run-on sentences or comma splices
Joined by connectors such as and or,
but, etc.
When the subject does not appear in
front of the second verb
With introductory words
To set off interrupting expressions
With names
With dates
With city and state
With Jr. and Sr.
With degrees and titles
Starting a sentence with a dependent
clause vs. an independent clause
With nonessential words, clauses, and
phrases
With sufficiently identified noun
With quotations
To introduce or interrupt quotations
Following quotations
To separate statements from questions
To separate contrasting parts of a
sentence
With certain introductory words
When followed by a series of items
When the series of items ends with etc.
Semicolons 30 (1)
To replace a period in two closely
linked sentences
With such words as namely, however,
therefore, etc., when they introduce a
complete sentence
To avoid confusion where commas already
exist
With sentences that have multiple
clauses
Colons 31 (2)
To introduce a series of items
Except when a series of items directly
follows a verb or preposition
With lists
With two independent clauses when the
second explains the first
With long quotations
After the salutation in a business
letter
Quotation Marks 33 (1)
Use of double quotation marks
With titles of magazines, books, plays,
etc.
With periods and commas
ALWAYS inside quotation marks
Use of single quotation marks for
quotations within quotations
Spacing between single and double
quotation marks
With nonstandard expressions
With technical terms and terms used in
an unusual way
Avoiding single quotation marks
With quoted material of more than one
paragraph
Parentheses and Brackets 34 (2)
Not interchangeable
Parentheses 34 (1)
For clarification and asides
With complete sentences
Subject-verb agreement
Comma placement with parentheses
Brackets 35 (1)
With interruptions
Use of [sic]
With quotations
Apostrophes 36 (4)
Singular nouns
Possession with singular nouns
Possession with common nouns ending in s
Possession with proper nouns ending in s
Plural nouns
Plural possession with regular nouns
No apostrophe with regular nouns
Plural possession with irregular nouns
Plural possession with names ending in s
No apostrophe with plural names
Possession with singular compound nouns
To show joint possession
Contractions
With initials, capital letters, and
numbers used as nouns
With time or money
With personal pronouns
Apostrophes vs. single quotation marks
False possessives
With nouns ending in y
Hyphens 40 (5)
Hyphens between words 41
With compound adjectives
With compound verbs
With compound nouns
With very and -ly adverbs
With ages
For clarification
With spans of time, distance, or other
quantities
With compound numbers
With spelled-out fractions
With double last names
Avoiding overuse
Look it up
Hyphens with prefixes and suffixes 43 (2)
Prefixes with proper nouns or proper
adjectives
Prefixes with double vowels
With self-, ex-, and all-
With re-
To avoid confusion
Suffixes not usually hyphenated
Suffixes and double letters
Using discretion and a dictionary
Dashes 45 (1)
Dashes and subject agreement
In place of other punctuation
Spacing
Ellipses 46 (1)
Definition and three-dot method
With omitted words or sentences
To express hesitation, changes of mood,
etc.
Question Marks 47 (1)
With direct questions
Replacing periods
Capitalization following a question mark
Indirect questions
Rhetorical questions
With sentences that are half statement
and half question
With quotation marks
Exclamation Points 48 (1)
To show emotion, emphasis, or surprise
Replacing periods
Avoidance in formal business writing
Justifiable use
3 Capitalization 49 (8)
First word of a document and after a
period
Proper nouns and adjectives derived
from proper nouns
Reference list of capitalized categories
Reference list of lowercase categories
Thorny aspects of capitalization
Titles
Titles vs. occupations
Titles in direct address
Kinship names
Nicknames
Geographic regions vs. points of the
compass
The before proper nouns
City, town, county, etc., before a
proper name
First word of a quotation
Midsentence independent clauses or
questions
Course titles vs. academic subjects
Art movements
Lists following colons
Lowercase the national anthem
Titles of books, plays, films, songs,
etc.
Subtitles
4 Writing Numbers 57 (4)
Using figure vs. Spelling out numbers
Numbers beginning a sentence
Hyphenating compound numbers
Hyphenating fractions
Figures of four or more digits
Sums less than a dollar
Noon and midnight
Time of day
Mixed fractions
Large numbers
Decimals
When to use
Dates
Decades
Use lowercase when spelling out
Using apostrophes with incomplete
numerals
Avoiding apostrophe + s with complete
numerals
5 Confusing Words And Homonyms 61 (64)
Imply vs. infer
Lay vs. lie
Their vs. there vs. they're
Hundreds more words and homonyms that
perplex and confound
6 Quizzes 125 (36)
Grammar Pretest 125 (19)
Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 127 (1)
1
Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 127 (1)
2
Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 1 128 (1)
Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 2 129 (1)
Pronouns Quiz 1 130 (1)
Pronouns Quiz 2 131 (1)
Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 1 131 (1)
Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 2 132 (1)
Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 1 133 (1)
Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 2 134 (1)
Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 1 134 (1)
Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 2 135 (1)
Prepositions Quiz 1 136 (1)
Prepositions Quiz 2 136 (1)
Affect vs. Effect Quiz 1 137 (1)
Affect vs. Effect Quiz 2 137 (1)
Lay vs. Lie Quiz 1 138 (1)
Lay vs. Lie Quiz 2 139 (1)
Advice vs. Advise Quiz 1 139 (1)
Advice vs. Advise Quiz 2 140 (1)
Their vs. There vs. They're Quiz 1 140 (1)
Their vs. There vs. They're Quiz 2 141 (1)
More Confusing Words and Homonyms Quiz 1 141 (1)
More Confusing Words and Homonyms Quiz 2 142 (1)
Effective Writing Quiz 1 142 (1)
Effective Writing Quiz 2 143 (1)
Grammar Mastery Test 144 (1)
Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing 145 (14)
Numbers Pretest
Commas and Periods Quiz 1 147 (1)
Commas and Periods Quiz 2 148 (1)
Semicolons and Colons Quiz 1 149 (1)
Semicolons and Colons Quiz 2 150 (1)
Question Marks and Quotation Marks Quiz 151 (1)
1
Question Marks and Quotation Marks Quiz 152 (1)
2
Parentheses and Brackets Quiz 1 152 (1)
Parentheses and Brackets Quiz 2 153 (1)
Apostrophes Quiz 1 153 (1)
Apostrophes Quiz 2 154 (1)
Hyphens Between Words Quiz 1 154 (1)
Hyphens Between Words Quiz 2 155 (1)
Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz 156 (1)
1
Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz 156 (1)
2
Capitalization Quiz 1 157 (1)
Capitalization Quiz 2 157 (1)
Writing Numbers Quiz 1 158 (1)
Writing Numbers Quiz 2 158 (1)
Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing 159 (2)
Numbers Mastery Test
7 Answers To Quizzes 161 (34)
Grammar Pretest Answers 161 (18)
Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 163 (1)
1 Answers
Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 163 (1)
2 Answers
Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 1 164 (1)
Answers
Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 2 165 (1)
Answers
Pronouns Quiz 1 Answers 165 (1)
Pronouns Quiz 2 Answers 166 (1)
Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 1 167 (1)
Answers
Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 2 168 (1)
Answers
Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 1 Answers 168 (1)
Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 2 Answers 169 (1)
Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 1 Answers 169 (1)
Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 2 Answers 170 (1)
Prepositions Quiz 1 Answers 171 (1)
Prepositions Quiz 2 Answers 171 (1)
Affect vs. Effect Quiz 1 Answers 172 (1)
Affect vs. Effect Quiz 2 Answers 172 (1)
Lay vs. Lie Quiz 1 Answers 173 (1)
Lay vs. Lie Quiz 2 Answers 173 (1)
Advice vs. Advise Quiz 1 Answers 174 (1)
Advice vs. Advise Quiz 2 Answers 174 (1)
Their vs. There vs. They're Quiz 1 175 (1)
Answers
Their vs. There vs. They're Quiz 2 175 (1)
Answers
More Confusing Words and Homonyms Quiz 176 (1)
1 Answers
More Confusing Words and Homonyms Quiz 176 (1)
2 Answers
Effective Writing Quiz 1 Answers 177 (1)
Effective Writing Quiz 2 Answers 178 (1)
Grammar Mastery Test Answers 179 (2)
Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing 181 (12)
Numbers Pretest Answers
Commas and Periods Quiz 1 Answers 182 (1)
Commas and Periods Quiz 2 Answers 183 (1)
Semicolons and Colons Quiz 1 Answers 184 (1)
Semicolons and Colons Quiz 2 Answers 185 (1)
Question Marks and Quotation Marks Quiz 186 (1)
1 Answers
Question Marks and Quotation Marks Quiz 186 (1)
2 Answers
Parentheses and Brackets Quiz 1 Answers 187 (1)
Parentheses and Brackets Quiz 2 Answers 187 (1)
Apostrophes Quiz 1 Answers 188 (1)
Apostrophes Quiz 2 Answers 188 (1)
Hyphens Between Words Quiz 1 Answers 189 (1)
Hyphens Between Words Quiz 2 Answers 189 (1)
Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz 190 (1)
1 Answers
Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz 190 (1)
2 Answers
Capitalization Quiz 1 Answers 191 (1)
Capitalization Quiz 2 Answers 191 (1)
Writing Numbers Quiz 1 Answers 192 (1)
Writing Numbers Quiz 2 Answers 192 (1)
Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing 193 (2)
Numbers Mastery Test Answers
Index 195