Grammar: A Friendly Approach

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Index
abbreviation, 13, 14, 93, 105–107, 110, 114–116, 130
acronym, 115, 116, 130
active voice, 4, 41–47, 48, 50, 125, 130, 140
adjective, xiiii, 71, 75, 81, 130, 141, 143, 145–146, 148
adverb, xiii, 52, 71, 80, 130, 141, 142, 146–148
adverbial clause, see clause
agreement, 51–52, 54, 131
apostrophe, 3, 4, 5, 93, 99, 103–105, 108–116, 118, 121, 126, 131, 153
article, xiii, 128, 131, 143
auxiliary verb, 26, 27, 32–40, 63, 71, 131
modal auxiliary, 35–38, 135
bracket, see parenthesis
clause, 49, 54, 59, 60, 62, 64, 71, 73, 74, 78, 81–82, 92, 131
adverbial clause, xiv, 87, 131, 149–150, 151
dependent clause, xiv, 59, 60, 62, 65, 67, 74, 75–87, 94, 132
see also subordinate clause
main clause, xiv, 59, 60–62, 65, 66, 67, 69, 73, 80, 81
noun clause, xiv, 87, 135, 149, 150, 151
relative clause, xiv, 75–87, 89, 99, 137, 149, 150, 151
subordinate clause, xiv, 66, 67, 74, 75–87, 139, 149
see also dependent clause
colon, 67, 94, 97–99, 102, 129, 131
comma, 3, 51, 64, 65, 67, 73, 86, 87, 88–90, 92, 94–96, 98–102, 113, 118, 119, 121, 131
comma splice, 3, 5, 65–67, 74, 131
complement, xiv, 52, 54, 62, 63, 64, 71, 131
complex sentence, see sentence
compound sentence, see sentence
compound subject, 51, 54, 98, 125, 131
conjunction, xiii, xiv, 58, 59–60, 62, 65, 66, 71, 73, 74, 75, 80, 81, 95, 131, 139, 146
convoluted sentence, see sentence
dash, 51, 94, 97, 102, 132
defining or describing, 77, 82–86, 99, 135
dependent clause, see clause
dialect, 20, 22, 26, 27, 132
easily confused words, 3, 12–13, 17, 18, 119, 121, 125, 153
ellipsis, 74, 97, 101, 102, 132
exclamation mark, 14, 62, 94, 102
fragment, see sentence
full stop, 56, 57, 62, 65, 67, 68, 73, 92, 94, 102, 103–106, 114–116
grammar checker, 4, 67, 79, 84–85, 117–125
hedging, 36, 37–38, 133
hyphen, 93, 103–107, 114–116, 134
I, see person
idiom, 10–11, 14, 18, 19, 134
indefinite pronoun, see pronoun
infinitive, 31, 40, 63, 134

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Figures xi
  • 1: Introduction 1
  • 2: Bad Language 8
  • 3: Mangling and Dangling Participles 20
  • 4: Getting Tense with Verbs 28
  • 5: Active and Passive Voices 41
  • 6: What is the Subject? 48
  • 7: The Complete Sentence 55
  • 8: Relationships and Relatives 75
  • 9: How to Be Offensive with Punctuation 88
  • 10: Possessive Apostrophes and Missing Letters 103
  • 11: Checking the Checker 117
  • 12: Finale 126
  • Appendix 1: More Details on Parts of Speech 141
  • Appendix 2: More Details on Clauses 149
  • Appendix 3: Warning Signs 152
  • Bibliography 154
  • Index 156
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