Grammar Smart, 3rd Edition

Grammar Smart, 3rd Edition

by Princeton Review




Everything you need to know to be a grammar guru.

The words you use say a lot about you. Grammar makes a lasting impression on friends, coworkers, and teachers, but learning the rules has always been notoriously dull. That’s why we at The Princeton Review created Grammar Smart! Instead of boring readers with countless rules and confusing grammatical terms, this book uses a witty approach to show the logic behind each correct sentence. This updated third edition of Grammar Smart helps you:

• Learn the nuts and bolts of grammar rules and usage
• Practice your grammar skills with a series of quizzes
• Master how to write and speak more effectively
Inside the book, you'll find:

• In-depth reviews of the basic parts of speech
• Tips on how to avoid misplaced modifiers and dangling participles
• A glossary of key grammar terms
• Quick quizzes throughout the book to help you check your progress
• Detailed sentence diagrams to help you identify word classes
• Comprehensive summaries of each major grammar topic

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804125901
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Series: Smart Guides Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. The Princeton Review has helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Names of Things 13

A Nouns 15

B Adjectives 19

C Verbs 23

Tense 23

Principal Parts 28

D Adverbs 30

E Pronouns 33

Personal Pronouns 33

Mirror Pronouns 37

Relative Pronouns 38

Question Pronouns 41

Pointing Pronouns 41

Indefinite Pronouns 42

F Prepositions 45

G Conjunctions 48

Coordinating Conjunctions 49

Correlative Conjunctions 49

Subordinating Conjunctions 50

H Interjections 52

I Articles 53

Summary 54

Batting Practice Part 1 58

Part 2 The Sentence 67

A The Subject 68

B The Predicate 71

C Predicate: The Sequel 73

The Direct Object 74

The Indirect Object 75

D Phrases 76

Prepositional Phrases 76

Verbals 78

Infinitive Phrases 78

Gerund Phrases 80

Participial Phrases 81

E Clauses 83

Noun Clauses 84

Adjective Clauses 85

Adverb Clauses 86

Summary 88

Part 3 Putting It All Together 91

A Agreement 92

Subject-Verb Agreement 93

Pronoun Agreement 97

B Parallel Construction 101

C Misplaced Modifiers 107

D Faulty Comparison 112

E Idioms 116

F Diction 124

G Redundancy 134

H Voice And Mood 135

I Gender-Neutral Writing 137

Summary 140

Batting Practice, Part 3 141

Part 4 Punctuation 147

A The Period 149

B The Question Mark 150

C The Exclamation Point 151

D The Comma 152

E The Semicolon 158

F The Colon 159

G Parentheses 160

H The Dash 161

I The Apostrophe 162

J The Hyphen 164

K Quotation Marks 165

Part 5 Commonly-Asked Questions and Answers 167

Part 6 7 Easy Ways to Look Bad 175

Part 7 Glossary 179

Part 8 The World Series 189

Answer Key 219

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Grammar Smart, 3rd Edition 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Bradvines More than 1 year ago
Grammar Smart, 3rd Edition, Princeton Review, November 2014. page 23. "I had eaten" is NOT past perfect, not without context. page 24. "I have eaten all the pie", is incorrect. I ATE all the pie is correct. page 25. (1) is incorrect. (2) is correct. Is 50% good enough? page 81. "had or have plus a past participle gives you a verb in the past perfect tense." Absolutely NOT. If you admire people who stick to their guns, year after year, trying to pass off incorrect English Grammar, you'll admire Grammar Smart. Buyer beware.