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Webster's New World English Grammar Handbook

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Covers the basics of standard English usage in a concise, step-by-step format including a 'General Observation' feature that provides grammar rules and tips at a glance. This book provides sections on writing, spelling, and punctuation, and an appendix on misused words and expressions. It is suitable for non-writing professionals and students.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 15th 2001 by John Wiley & Sons (first published October 1st 2001)
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Neil, Central patron, August 2018, 4 stars:

A good desk reference, however, since you can only check it out for a limited time you would need to get a copy of your own. I was able to get a used one for under five dollars.
Bob Nichols
Mar 28, 2016 rated it liked it
The exercises at the end of each main section or chapter are excellent. They force the reader to think though the rules of standard usage. This is the best part of the book.

The book is heavy on jargon (e.g., copulatives, pre-nominal demonstratives, post-determiners, interrobangs, nominative absolute phrases, noun heads, verb aspects; “adverbs come in three forms: adjuncts, conjuncts, disjuncts,” which include style disjuncts and content disjuncts”), which is a challenge, especially when other ha
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Volsung
Primarily prescriptive in orientation; not terribly interesting or provocative, but an extremely convenient and useful resource for Standard English composition and usage -- well-organized, with lucid, unambiguous writing.
Katy
Jan 25, 2009 added it
for my Grammar & Usage course.
Les
Jan 03, 2014 added it
What I've discovered I didn't know about nouns is already astounding. Sigh. Can't fake the funk any longer. I need to know the rules I tell my students to follow.
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