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The complete idiot's guide to grammar and style, by Laurie E. Rozakis

Label
The complete idiot's guide to grammar and style
Title
The complete idiot's guide to grammar and style
Statement of responsibility
by Laurie E. Rozakis
Title variation
  • Grammar and style
  • Grammar & usage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
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Rozakis, Laurie
Dewey number
808/.042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1408
LC item number
.R778 2003
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English language
  • English language
Target audience
adult
Label
The complete idiot's guide to grammar and style, by Laurie E. Rozakis
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Word Power
  • A Note on Adjectives and Adverbs for Non-Native Speakers
  • 108
  • Don't Use No Double Negatives
  • 108
  • 9
  • Reaching an Agreement: Matching Sentence Parts
  • 111
  • Anyone Got a Match?
  • 112
  • Collective Nouns
  • 5
  • 115
  • Indefinite Pronouns
  • 116
  • Walk This Way
  • 119
  • Agree to Disagree
  • 122
  • Nose to the Grindstone
  • 124
  • 10
  • Term Limits
  • Dazed and Confused: Common Usage Dilemmas
  • 125
  • Dangling Modifiers: Counterintelligence
  • 126
  • Misplaced Modifiers: Lost and Found
  • 128
  • Mixed Metaphors: A Dollar Late and a Day Short
  • 131
  • Split Infinitives: To Boldly Go Where Everyone Else Goes
  • 133
  • 7
  • Good, the Bad, the Ugly
  • 134
  • Part 3
  • Usage and Abusage
  • 137
  • 11
  • Phrases: Prime-Time Players
  • 139
  • Phrases of the Moon
  • 139
  • What Is Style?
  • Prepositional Phrases: The Big Daddy of Phrases
  • 140
  • Appositives: Something More for Your Money
  • 142
  • Verbal Phrases: Talk Soup
  • 145
  • 12
  • Clauses: Kickin' It Up a Notch
  • 151
  • Clauses: Phrases on Steroids
  • 10
  • 151
  • Subordinating Conjunctions Link 'Em Together
  • 153
  • Adverb Clauses: Hot Shots
  • 156
  • Adjective Clauses: Paint by Numbers
  • 157
  • Noun Clauses: What's in a Name?
  • 159
  • Connect the Dots
  • A Civil Tongue: Standards for Effective Communication
  • 160
  • 13
  • Sentence and Sensibility
  • 165
  • I Know It When I See It: The Sentence
  • 166
  • Sentence Structure: The Fab Four
  • 167
  • Sentence Functions: The Four Tops
  • 172
  • 11
  • Alley Oops
  • 172
  • 14
  • Coordination and Subordination: What to Say When the Cops Come
  • 177
  • Coordination: All the Right Moves
  • 178
  • Subordination: What I Did for Love
  • 182
  • Duke It Out: Coordination Versus Subordination
  • 2
  • 185
  • Parallel Structure: Trod the Straight and Narrow
  • 186
  • Part 4
  • Tools of the Trade
  • 191
  • 15
  • Writer's Tools: Round Up the Usual Suspects
  • 193
  • Pencil Pusher
  • Conan the Grammarian
  • 193
  • Using the Dictionary: You Could Look It Up
  • 194
  • Electronic Grammar Software: Help Is Only a Button Away
  • 200
  • Thesaurus: War of the Words
  • 201
  • 16
  • Punctuation: Commas Are Our Friends
  • 203
  • Part 1
  • 13
  • Punctuation Matters
  • 203
  • Show Me the Money
  • 204
  • Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Mark: The End of the Line
  • 205
  • Comma: A Major Player
  • 209
  • Constant Commas
  • 212
  • Sweet Dreams Aren't Made of These
  • Semicolon: Love Child of the Comma and the Period
  • 213
  • Colon: What a Party Animal
  • 213
  • Semi-Tough
  • 214
  • Quotation Marks: Quote/Unquote
  • 215
  • Not Separated at Birth: The Dash and the Hyphen (and Let's Add the Ellipsis for Fun)
  • 217
  • 13
  • Parentheses and Brackets: Bosom Buddies
  • 218
  • Slash and Burn
  • 219
  • Apostrophes
  • 220
  • 17
  • Capitalization and Abbreviations: Go to the Head of the Class
  • 223
  • Capitalization: A Capital Idea
  • Perversity Rules
  • 223
  • Abbreviations: Good Things Come in Small Packages
  • 229
  • 18
  • Guide to Spelling: Hooked on Phonics
  • 233
  • Bee a Good Speller
  • 234
  • If U Cn Reed This
  • 235
  • 15
  • Quick and Dirty Tricks of the Trade
  • 235
  • Attaching Prefixes and Suffixes: Bits and Pieces
  • 237
  • Contractions: Suck It In
  • 241
  • Follow the Rules! Spelling Rules
  • 242
  • See and Say
  • 244
  • Personal Writing Inventory
  • Spelling Demons
  • 246
  • Part 5
  • Style: All the Write Stuff
  • 249
  • 19
  • What Is Style, and How Do I Get Some?
  • 251
  • Style: Write On!
  • 251
  • 20
  • 3C's: Consistency, Coherence, Clarity
  • 253
  • I'll Have What's on His Plate
  • 258
  • Lie Like a Rug
  • 261
  • 20
  • In Style
  • 263
  • Audience: People Who Need People
  • Mission Possible
  • 263
  • Model Behavior
  • 269
  • Four Play
  • 270
  • 21
  • Stylish Sentences
  • 275
  • Flexible Flyers
  • 276
  • 23
  • Punctuation and Style: Little Things Matter a Lot
  • 284
  • 22
  • Conciseness: The Department of Redundancy Department
  • 287
  • Slash and Burn
  • 287
  • Thrift, Thrift, Thrift
  • 290
  • 23
  • Part 2
  • Diction: Find the Right Word, Not Its First Cousin
  • 299
  • Diction: Proper Words in Proper Places
  • 300
  • Tone-on-Tone
  • 302
  • Ten Distinctions Worth Making (or at Least Worth Being Able to Make!)
  • 303
  • Twenty-Five Headaches
  • 305
  • No Uncertain Terms
  • Under the Grammar Hammer
  • Homophones: Give Piece a Chance
  • 308
  • 24
  • Don't Go There: Words and Expressions to Avoid
  • 311
  • Sexist Language: Political Roadkill
  • 312
  • Top of Your Game
  • 316
  • Spin Doctors
  • 25
  • 317
  • Cliche Expert
  • 321
  • Part 6
  • In Your Write Mind
  • 325
  • 25
  • Business Writing: Write Angles
  • 327
  • Letter Perfect
  • 3
  • 328
  • Resumes and Cover Letters: Get on the Fast Track
  • 330
  • Bread-and-Butter Notes
  • 338
  • Good News, Bad News
  • 339
  • 26
  • Personal Writing: In Your Write Mind
  • 345
  • Parts of Speech: Coming to Terms
  • Friendly Letters: My Baby, She Wrote Me a Letter
  • 346
  • B & B Revisited
  • 348
  • Letters of Opinion
  • 350
  • E-Mail: Instant Gratification
  • 353
  • B
  • Model Documents
  • 27
  • 361
  • C
  • Guide to Grammar and Usage
  • 367
  • Nouns: Prime-Time Players
  • 27
  • Verbs: All the Right Moves
  • 36
  • Conjunctions: The Ties That Bind
  • 1
  • 39
  • Prepositions: Good Things Come in Small Packages
  • 42
  • 4
  • Terms of Endearment: More Parts of Speech
  • 47
  • Adjectives: Happy Little Clouds
  • 47
  • Adverbs: Who Ya Gonna Call?
  • 50
  • 1
  • Pronouns: Pinch Hitters
  • 53
  • Interjections: Zap! Pow! Wow!
  • 56
  • Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Take a Shower
  • 56
  • 5
  • Altered States: Verbs
  • 59
  • Shape Shifters
  • Are You Grammarphobic?
  • 60
  • Verb Tense: Nothing a Little Prozac Wouldn't Cure
  • 60
  • All Tensed Up: Using Verb Tense Correctly
  • 66
  • Person, Number, and Mood
  • 71
  • Active and Passive Voice: A Mistake Has Been Made
  • 73
  • 6
  • 3
  • Woe Is I: Pronouns and Case
  • 77
  • Why Can't a Pronoun Be More Like a Noun?
  • 77
  • Head Case: The Three Cases
  • 78
  • Rules
  • 79
  • Who Versus Whom (or Should I Just Shoot Myself Now?)
  • 85
  • How Can You Tell If You're Grammarphobic?
  • 7
  • Multiple-Vehicle Wrecks: Pronoun Reference
  • 89
  • How's That Again?
  • 90
  • It Just Proves There's Someone for Everyone
  • 91
  • Location, Location, Location: Placement of Pronouns
  • 93
  • A Match Made in Writer's Heaven
  • 4
  • 94
  • 8
  • How to Write and Speak Good: Adjectives Versus Adverbs
  • 99
  • They Walk Alike, They Talk Alike: You Could Lose Your Mind
  • 100
  • Three Degrees of Separation
  • 102
  • Tough Sledding: Using Adjectives After Linking Verbs
  • 106
Control code
ocm52881087
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxiv, 404 pages
Isbn
9781592571154
Lccn
2003105471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
428.2 R817C 2ND 2003 ; P ; XX-N ; N0205BT2.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781592571154
  • (Sirsi) i9781592571154
  • i1592571158
Label
The complete idiot's guide to grammar and style, by Laurie E. Rozakis
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Word Power
  • A Note on Adjectives and Adverbs for Non-Native Speakers
  • 108
  • Don't Use No Double Negatives
  • 108
  • 9
  • Reaching an Agreement: Matching Sentence Parts
  • 111
  • Anyone Got a Match?
  • 112
  • Collective Nouns
  • 5
  • 115
  • Indefinite Pronouns
  • 116
  • Walk This Way
  • 119
  • Agree to Disagree
  • 122
  • Nose to the Grindstone
  • 124
  • 10
  • Term Limits
  • Dazed and Confused: Common Usage Dilemmas
  • 125
  • Dangling Modifiers: Counterintelligence
  • 126
  • Misplaced Modifiers: Lost and Found
  • 128
  • Mixed Metaphors: A Dollar Late and a Day Short
  • 131
  • Split Infinitives: To Boldly Go Where Everyone Else Goes
  • 133
  • 7
  • Good, the Bad, the Ugly
  • 134
  • Part 3
  • Usage and Abusage
  • 137
  • 11
  • Phrases: Prime-Time Players
  • 139
  • Phrases of the Moon
  • 139
  • What Is Style?
  • Prepositional Phrases: The Big Daddy of Phrases
  • 140
  • Appositives: Something More for Your Money
  • 142
  • Verbal Phrases: Talk Soup
  • 145
  • 12
  • Clauses: Kickin' It Up a Notch
  • 151
  • Clauses: Phrases on Steroids
  • 10
  • 151
  • Subordinating Conjunctions Link 'Em Together
  • 153
  • Adverb Clauses: Hot Shots
  • 156
  • Adjective Clauses: Paint by Numbers
  • 157
  • Noun Clauses: What's in a Name?
  • 159
  • Connect the Dots
  • A Civil Tongue: Standards for Effective Communication
  • 160
  • 13
  • Sentence and Sensibility
  • 165
  • I Know It When I See It: The Sentence
  • 166
  • Sentence Structure: The Fab Four
  • 167
  • Sentence Functions: The Four Tops
  • 172
  • 11
  • Alley Oops
  • 172
  • 14
  • Coordination and Subordination: What to Say When the Cops Come
  • 177
  • Coordination: All the Right Moves
  • 178
  • Subordination: What I Did for Love
  • 182
  • Duke It Out: Coordination Versus Subordination
  • 2
  • 185
  • Parallel Structure: Trod the Straight and Narrow
  • 186
  • Part 4
  • Tools of the Trade
  • 191
  • 15
  • Writer's Tools: Round Up the Usual Suspects
  • 193
  • Pencil Pusher
  • Conan the Grammarian
  • 193
  • Using the Dictionary: You Could Look It Up
  • 194
  • Electronic Grammar Software: Help Is Only a Button Away
  • 200
  • Thesaurus: War of the Words
  • 201
  • 16
  • Punctuation: Commas Are Our Friends
  • 203
  • Part 1
  • 13
  • Punctuation Matters
  • 203
  • Show Me the Money
  • 204
  • Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Mark: The End of the Line
  • 205
  • Comma: A Major Player
  • 209
  • Constant Commas
  • 212
  • Sweet Dreams Aren't Made of These
  • Semicolon: Love Child of the Comma and the Period
  • 213
  • Colon: What a Party Animal
  • 213
  • Semi-Tough
  • 214
  • Quotation Marks: Quote/Unquote
  • 215
  • Not Separated at Birth: The Dash and the Hyphen (and Let's Add the Ellipsis for Fun)
  • 217
  • 13
  • Parentheses and Brackets: Bosom Buddies
  • 218
  • Slash and Burn
  • 219
  • Apostrophes
  • 220
  • 17
  • Capitalization and Abbreviations: Go to the Head of the Class
  • 223
  • Capitalization: A Capital Idea
  • Perversity Rules
  • 223
  • Abbreviations: Good Things Come in Small Packages
  • 229
  • 18
  • Guide to Spelling: Hooked on Phonics
  • 233
  • Bee a Good Speller
  • 234
  • If U Cn Reed This
  • 235
  • 15
  • Quick and Dirty Tricks of the Trade
  • 235
  • Attaching Prefixes and Suffixes: Bits and Pieces
  • 237
  • Contractions: Suck It In
  • 241
  • Follow the Rules! Spelling Rules
  • 242
  • See and Say
  • 244
  • Personal Writing Inventory
  • Spelling Demons
  • 246
  • Part 5
  • Style: All the Write Stuff
  • 249
  • 19
  • What Is Style, and How Do I Get Some?
  • 251
  • Style: Write On!
  • 251
  • 20
  • 3C's: Consistency, Coherence, Clarity
  • 253
  • I'll Have What's on His Plate
  • 258
  • Lie Like a Rug
  • 261
  • 20
  • In Style
  • 263
  • Audience: People Who Need People
  • Mission Possible
  • 263
  • Model Behavior
  • 269
  • Four Play
  • 270
  • 21
  • Stylish Sentences
  • 275
  • Flexible Flyers
  • 276
  • 23
  • Punctuation and Style: Little Things Matter a Lot
  • 284
  • 22
  • Conciseness: The Department of Redundancy Department
  • 287
  • Slash and Burn
  • 287
  • Thrift, Thrift, Thrift
  • 290
  • 23
  • Part 2
  • Diction: Find the Right Word, Not Its First Cousin
  • 299
  • Diction: Proper Words in Proper Places
  • 300
  • Tone-on-Tone
  • 302
  • Ten Distinctions Worth Making (or at Least Worth Being Able to Make!)
  • 303
  • Twenty-Five Headaches
  • 305
  • No Uncertain Terms
  • Under the Grammar Hammer
  • Homophones: Give Piece a Chance
  • 308
  • 24
  • Don't Go There: Words and Expressions to Avoid
  • 311
  • Sexist Language: Political Roadkill
  • 312
  • Top of Your Game
  • 316
  • Spin Doctors
  • 25
  • 317
  • Cliche Expert
  • 321
  • Part 6
  • In Your Write Mind
  • 325
  • 25
  • Business Writing: Write Angles
  • 327
  • Letter Perfect
  • 3
  • 328
  • Resumes and Cover Letters: Get on the Fast Track
  • 330
  • Bread-and-Butter Notes
  • 338
  • Good News, Bad News
  • 339
  • 26
  • Personal Writing: In Your Write Mind
  • 345
  • Parts of Speech: Coming to Terms
  • Friendly Letters: My Baby, She Wrote Me a Letter
  • 346
  • B & B Revisited
  • 348
  • Letters of Opinion
  • 350
  • E-Mail: Instant Gratification
  • 353
  • B
  • Model Documents
  • 27
  • 361
  • C
  • Guide to Grammar and Usage
  • 367
  • Nouns: Prime-Time Players
  • 27
  • Verbs: All the Right Moves
  • 36
  • Conjunctions: The Ties That Bind
  • 1
  • 39
  • Prepositions: Good Things Come in Small Packages
  • 42
  • 4
  • Terms of Endearment: More Parts of Speech
  • 47
  • Adjectives: Happy Little Clouds
  • 47
  • Adverbs: Who Ya Gonna Call?
  • 50
  • 1
  • Pronouns: Pinch Hitters
  • 53
  • Interjections: Zap! Pow! Wow!
  • 56
  • Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Take a Shower
  • 56
  • 5
  • Altered States: Verbs
  • 59
  • Shape Shifters
  • Are You Grammarphobic?
  • 60
  • Verb Tense: Nothing a Little Prozac Wouldn't Cure
  • 60
  • All Tensed Up: Using Verb Tense Correctly
  • 66
  • Person, Number, and Mood
  • 71
  • Active and Passive Voice: A Mistake Has Been Made
  • 73
  • 6
  • 3
  • Woe Is I: Pronouns and Case
  • 77
  • Why Can't a Pronoun Be More Like a Noun?
  • 77
  • Head Case: The Three Cases
  • 78
  • Rules
  • 79
  • Who Versus Whom (or Should I Just Shoot Myself Now?)
  • 85
  • How Can You Tell If You're Grammarphobic?
  • 7
  • Multiple-Vehicle Wrecks: Pronoun Reference
  • 89
  • How's That Again?
  • 90
  • It Just Proves There's Someone for Everyone
  • 91
  • Location, Location, Location: Placement of Pronouns
  • 93
  • A Match Made in Writer's Heaven
  • 4
  • 94
  • 8
  • How to Write and Speak Good: Adjectives Versus Adverbs
  • 99
  • They Walk Alike, They Talk Alike: You Could Lose Your Mind
  • 100
  • Three Degrees of Separation
  • 102
  • Tough Sledding: Using Adjectives After Linking Verbs
  • 106
Control code
ocm52881087
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxiv, 404 pages
Isbn
9781592571154
Lccn
2003105471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
428.2 R817C 2ND 2003 ; P ; XX-N ; N0205BT2.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781592571154
  • (Sirsi) i9781592571154
  • i1592571158

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