The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use by Jane Straus, Lester Kaufman

By Jane Straus, Lester Kaufman

A revised and up-to-date re-creation of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide

The Blue booklet of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, interesting workbook and advisor to English grammar, punctuation, and utilization. This easy source contains basic factors of grammar, punctuation, and utilization; rankings of precious examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to assist train grammar to scholars of every age. applicable for nearly any age diversity, this authoritative consultant makes studying English grammar and utilization uncomplicated and enjoyable. This up-to-date 11th variation displays the most recent updates to English utilization and grammar and lines a completely revised two-color layout and lay-flat binding for simple photocopying.

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However, if one of the joint owners is written as a pronoun, use the possessive form for both. Incorrect: Correct: Incorrect: Incorrect: Correct: Maribel and my home Maribel’s and my home he and Maribel’s home him and Maribel’s home his and Maribel’s home In cases of separate rather than joint possession, use the possessive form for both. Examples: Cesar’s and Maribel’s homes are both lovely. They don’t own the homes jointly. Cesar and Maribel’s homes are both lovely. The homes belong to both of them.

He asked. ” Rule 2. Either quotation marks or italics are customary for titles: magazines, books, plays, films, songs, poems, article titles, chapter titles, etc. Rule 3a. Periods and commas ALWAYS go inside quotation marks. ” Then it said, “Don’t Walk,” then, “Walk,” all within thirty seconds. ” Rule 3b. Use single quotation marks for quotations within quotations. ’ ” Note that the period goes inside both the single and double quotation marks. Rule 4. As a courtesy, make sure there is visible space at the start or end of a quotation between adjacent single and double quotation marks.

Rule 12. When a pronoun is linked with a noun by and, mentally remove the and + noun phrase to avoid trouble. Incorrect: Her and her friend came over. If we remove and her friend, we’re left with the ungrammatical Her came over. Correct: She and her friend came over. 12 THE BLUE BOOK OF GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION Incorrect: I invited he and his wife. If we remove and his wife, we’re left with the ungrammatical I invited he. Correct: I invited him and his wife. Incorrect: Bill asked my sister and I.

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