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Abrams' Guide to Grammar: Second Edition

Abrams' Guide to Grammar: Second Edition

ISBN: 1932733221

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Using IconLogic’s proven "skills & drills" training approach, this user-friendly, concise grammar reference is designed for word people -- writers, editors, proofreaders, managers, support staff, and students.

“Abrams’ Guide to Grammar: Second Edition” covers problems of grammar and punctuation. If you communicate by composing a letter, memo, report, or email, you’ll benefit from this lively and instructional tutorial. What's more, if the following topics intimidate you or fly right over your head, this is the book for you. Abrams' Guide to Grammar demystifies the rules - it provides practical experience to reinforce learning and build confidence with improved usage.

Here are some of the topics covered:

  • Sentence Fragments
  • The Run-On sentence
  • The Parts of Speech: Definitions
  • Commas with Independent and Dependent Clauses
  • Commas After Introductory Constructions
  • Commas and the Short Phrase
  • Interrupters
  • An Interrupter vs. The Conjunctive Adverb
  • Parenthetical Phrases or Clauses
  • Explanatory elements
  • Appositives
  • Possessive Case
  • The Pronouns Who and Whom
  • Verb Tense
  • Rules for Verb Tenses
  • Mood
  • Squinting Modifiers
  • Misplaced Modifiers
  • Dangling Modifiers
  • Careless Placement of Only
  • Verbal Phrase
  • Parallelism

Ellie Abrams is president of ESA Editorial and Training Services, Inc. Ellie has conducted training seminars to a wide spectrum of clients. Writers, editors, secretaries, managers, administrative staff, proofreaders, lawyers, educators, and scientists have benefitted from her expertise. Ellie co-authored The New York Public Library Writer's Guide to Style and Usage and STET Again!.

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