New PDF release: If I Was You...: And Alot More Grammar Mistakes You Might Be

By Lauren Sussman

ISBN-10: 144058480X

ISBN-13: 9781440584800

A vital instruction manual for righting grammatical errors!

Was the pc stricken by a deadly disease or effected by means of it? Did you spot deers within the woods or deer? may still the lab record be despatched to Tom and me or Tom and I?

If i used to be You... provides the instruments you must right the grammatical error you've been making. each one access contains pattern sentences that spotlight the mistake in addition to an easy rationalization of why it's flawed and the proper grammar utilization. even if you're engaged on a time period paper or an incredible enterprise presentation, this quintessential instruction manual exhibits you the way to rectify your grammatical goofs and successfully speak with others.

Covering every thing from verbs and pronouns to punctuation and sentence constitution, If i used to be You... is the one advisor you want to grasp the rules of grammar, keep away from universal error, and write extra impressively.

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Part II: Mixed-Up Words (and How to Unmix Them) 61 • This rule doesn’t apply to words with an -ing ending: carry = carrying, empty = emptying. • This rule also doesn’t apply to words in which the -y is preceded by a vowel: delay = delayed, enjoy = enjoyable. • Two or more words that join to form a compound word usually keep the original spelling of each word: cufflink, billfold, bookcase, football. • If a word ends in -ie, change the -ie to -y before adding -ing: die = dying, lie = lying, tie = tying.

Insofar as brackets are needed at all, you can use them to enclose information that’s nonessential. ” 52 If I Was You . . Wrong: “Marilyn loved Frank but . . ” Misuse of Ellipses and Slashes Ellipsis points or marks (three spaced periods) let readers know that some material from a quotation has been omitted. Look at this sentence: • Marilyn loved Frank, but her parents, with whom she lived, thought he was unreliable. If you needed to quote that sentence but the part about living with her parents had no relevance to what you were saying, you could use ellipsis points in this way: • “Marilyn loved Frank, but her parents .

Using commas helps readers understand long numbers more easily. If, for instance, you read the number 1376993, you’d have to stop, count the numbers, and then group them in threes before you could understand the number. Using commas to divide the numbers makes for quicker interpretation: • Is it my imagination, or does this book list 1,376,993 rules for commas? Just remember that it’s one comma for every three digits, starting from the right. Right: Please call Robert Housholder, PhD, at your convenience to discuss the $2,000 payment.

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