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

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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying.

  • Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts"

  • Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes

  • Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad

  • For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Preface and Acknowledgments
    5. About the Authors
    6. Introduction
    7. Chapter 1: Grammar
      1. Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects
      2. Subject-Verb Agreement
      3. Clauses and Phrases
      4. Pronouns
      5. Who vs. Whom
      6. Whoever vs. Whomever
      7. Who, That, Which
      8. Adjectives and Adverbs
      9. Prepositions
      10. Effective Writing
    8. Chapter 2: Punctuation
      1. Periods
      2. Commas
      3. Semicolons
      4. Colons
      5. Quotation Marks
      6. Parentheses and Brackets
      7. Apostrophes
      8. Hyphens
      9. Dashes
      10. Ellipses
      11. Question Marks
      12. Exclamation Points
    9. Chapter 3: Capitalization
    10. Chapter 4: Writing Numbers
    11. Chapter 5: Confusing Words and Homonyms
      1. A
      2. B
      3. C
      4. D
      5. E
      6. F
      7. G
      8. H
      9. I
      10. J
      11. K
      12. L
      13. M
      14. N
      15. O
      16. P
      17. Q-R
      18. S
      19. T
      20. U
      21. V
      22. W
      23. Y
    12. Chapter 6: Quizzes
      1. Grammar Pretest
      2. Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 1
      3. Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 2
      4. Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 1
      5. Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 2
      6. Pronouns Quiz 1
      7. Pronouns Quiz 2
      8. Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 1
      9. Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 2
      10. Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 1
      11. Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 2
      12. Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 1
      13. Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 2
      14. Prepositions Quiz 1
      15. Prepositions Quiz 2
      16. Affect vs. Effect Quiz 1
      17. Affect vs. Effect Quiz 2
      18. Lay vs. Lie Quiz 1
      19. Lay vs. Lie Quiz 2
      20. Advice vs. Advise Quiz 1
      21. Advice vs. Advise Quiz 2
      22. Their vs. There vs. They're Quiz 1
      23. Their vs. There vs. They're Quiz 2
      24. More Confusing Words and Homonyms Quiz 1
      25. More Confusing Words and Homonyms Quiz 2
      26. Effective Writing Quiz 1
      27. Effective Writing Quiz 2
      28. Grammar Mastery Test
      29. Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers Pretest
      30. Commas and Periods Quiz 1
      31. Commas and Periods Quiz 2
      32. Semicolons and Colons Quiz 1
      33. Semicolons and Colons Quiz 2
      34. Question Marks and Quotation Marks Quiz 1
      35. Question Marks and Quotation Marks Quiz 2
      36. Parentheses and Brackets Quiz 1
      37. Parentheses and Brackets Quiz 2
      38. Apostrophes Quiz 1
      39. Apostrophes Quiz 2
      40. Hyphens Between Words Quiz 1
      41. Hyphens Between Words Quiz 2
      42. Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz 1
      43. Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz 2
      44. Capitalization Quiz 1
      45. Capitalization Quiz 2
      46. Writing Numbers Quiz 1
      47. Writing Numbers Quiz 2
      48. Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers Mastery Test
    13. Chapter 7: Answers to Quizzes
      1. Grammar Pretest Answers
      2. Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 1 Answers
      3. Finding Nouns, Verbs, and Subjects Quiz 2 Answers
      4. Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 1 Answers
      5. Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 2 Answers
      6. Pronouns Quiz 1 Answers
      7. Pronouns Quiz 2 Answers
      8. Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 1 Answers
      9. Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever Quiz 2 Answers
      10. Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 1 Answers
      11. Who, Whom, That, Which Quiz 2 Answers
      12. Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 1 Answers
      13. Adjectives and Adverbs Quiz 2 Answers
      14. Prepositions Quiz 1 Answers
      15. Prepositions Quiz 2 Answers
      16. Affect vs. Effect Quiz 1 Answers
      17. Affect vs. Effect Quiz 2 Answers
      18. Lay vs. Lie Quiz 1 Answers
      19. Lay vs. Lie Quiz 2 Answers
      20. Advice vs. Advise Quiz 1 Answers
      21. Advice vs. Advise Quiz 2 Answers
      22. Their vs. There vs. They're Quiz 1 Answers
      23. Their vs. There vs. They're Quiz 2 Answers
      24. More Confusing Words and Homonyms Quiz 1 Answers
      25. More Confusing Words and Homonyms Quiz 2 Answers
      26. Effective Writing Quiz 1 Answers
      27. Effective Writing Quiz 2 Answers
      28. Grammar Mastery Test Answers
      29. Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers Pretest Answers
      30. Commas and Periods Quiz 1 Answers
      31. Commas and Periods Quiz 2 Answers
      32. Semicolons and Colons Quiz 1 Answers
      33. Semicolons and Colons Quiz 2 Answers
      34. Question Marks and Quotation Marks Quiz 1 Answers
      35. Question Marks and Quotation Marks Quiz 2 Answers
      36. Parentheses and Brackets Quiz 1 Answers
      37. Parentheses and Brackets Quiz 2 Answers
      38. Apostrophes Quiz 1 Answers
      39. Apostrophes Quiz 2 Answers
      40. Hyphens Between Words Quiz 1 Answers
      41. Hyphens Between Words Quiz 2 Answers
      42. Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz 1 Answers
      43. Hyphens with Prefixes and Suffixes Quiz 2 Answers
      44. Capitalization Quiz 1 Answers
      45. Capitalization Quiz 2 Answers
      46. Writing Numbers Quiz 1 Answers
      47. Writing Numbers Quiz 2 Answers
      48. Punctuation, Capitalization, and Writing Numbers Mastery Test Answers
    14. Index
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