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

By Jane Straus, Lester Kaufman

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

The Blue ebook of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, interesting workbook and advisor to English grammar, punctuation, and utilization. This ordinary source comprises basic reasons of grammar, punctuation, and utilization; rankings of useful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to assist train grammar to scholars of every age. acceptable for nearly any age variety, this authoritative consultant makes studying English grammar and utilization uncomplicated and enjoyable. This up-to-date 11th version displays the newest updates to English utilization and grammar and contours a completely revised two-color layout and lay-flat binding for simple photocopying.

• New, easy-to-use layout makes photocopying pages and chapters simple
• absolutely up to date to mirror the most recent principles and instructions in grammar and usage
• perfect for college kids from 7th grade via post-secondary school

For somebody who desires to comprehend the most important principles and sophisticated instructions of English grammar and utilization, The Blue booklet of Grammar and Punctuation bargains complete, effortless instruction.

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