Grammar
Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
Dreyer's English
An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style
Hardcover      ISBN: 0812995708
"Authoritative as it is amusing, this book distills everything Benjamin Dreyer has learned from the hundreds of books he has copyedited, including works by Elizabeth Strout, E. L. Doctorow, and Frank Rich, into a useful guide not just for writers but foreveryone who wants to put their best foot forward in writing prose. Dreyer offers lessons on the ins and outs of punctuation and grammar, including how to navigate the words he calls 'the confusables,' like tricky homophones; the myriad ways to use (and misuse) a comma; and how to recognize--though not necessarily do away with--the passive voice. (Hint: If you can plausibly add 'by zombies' to the end of a sentence, it's passive.) People are sharing their writing more than ever--on blogs, on Twitter--andthis book lays out, clearly and comprehensibly, everything writers can do to keep readers focused on the real reason writers write: to communicate their ideas clearly and effectively. Chock-full of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts on the rules (and nonrules) of the English language, this book will prove invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people's prose, and--perhaps best of all--an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language"--
The Red Pocket Book of Spanish Verbs: 333 Fully Conjugated Verbs
The Red Pocket Book of Spanish Verbs
333 Fully Conjugated Verbs
Paperback      ISBN: 0071421629
Provides full conjugations for more than three hundred model Spanish verbs, and lists idioms and expressions, along with usage notes for the most common verbs and cross-references for more than 2000 verbs that follow the models.
The Concise Blue Book of French Verbs
The Concise Blue Book of French Verbs
French    Paperback      ISBN: 0071761071
Add weight to your French verb choices without breaking your back(pack)! In one compact package, The Concise Blue Pocket Book of French Verbs provides 333 of the most important verbs in French in full conjugated form. Each verb is illustrated by example sentences, showing the verb in action. The top 33 verbs are broken down into groups according to key meanings, use with prepositions, and key idiomatic expressions. In addition, the Verb Index links over 2,300 verbs to the verb conjugations. Online you will find a companion website that provides you with extensive bonus content--more than 100 exercises that give you a dynamic way to build your mastery of the French verb system. Features - A diagnostic test - Audio exercises to improve your listening comprehension - Additional exercises that focus on your idiomatic usage of verbs - Audio recordings of example sentences to show the Top 30 verbs is use - Traditional verb conjugations combined with online exercises + audio Topics include: French Tense Profiles; 333 Fully Conjugated Verbs; English-French Verb Index; Irregular Verb Form Index; French Verb Index
French Grammar: A Complete Reference Guide
French Grammar
A Complete Reference Guide
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 007144498x
Provides instruction on French grammar used in everyday speech and writing.
French Verb Drills
French Verb Drills
French    Paperback      ISBN: 0071744746
Get the expert instruction you want and the practice you need with the conjugation of French verbs--with bonus online interactive exercises French Verb Drills helps you overcome the obstacles of French verbs, so that you can confidently use verbs when expressing yourself in French. This book explains how the French verb system works, while providing numerous exercises for you to master each point covered. Features: - Clear explanations of conjugations followed by numerous exercises - Free online exercises available at mhprofessional.comto assess your skills once you have completed the book Topics include: Regular Verbs, Infinitive, Present indicative of regular -er verbs, Present indicative of regular -ir verbs and interrogative forms, Present indicative of regular -re verbs and negative form, The imperative, The present participle, The future, The conditional, The imperfect past review, Être and avoir (present, future, conditional, imperfect), The past participle, The passé compose; Être or avoir?, The passé simple, The present subjunctive, The past (or perfect) subjunctive and the pluperfect subjunctive, The imperfect subjunctive, Reflexive verbs review, -Cer verbs that change -c- into -ç-, -Ger verbs that add a mute -e-, Verbs with a mute -e- that changes into -è-, Verbs with an -é- that changes into -è-, Verbs ending in -yer that change -y- into -i-, Verbs ending in -eler or -eter that double the consonant , Être and avoir (all tenses), Compound tenses with avoir, Compound tenses with être, Passive voice, Irregular Verbs, Vouloir, pouvoir, savoir, Dormir, prendre, ouvrir, Aller, venir, voir, Faire, mettre, connaître, Impersonal verbs (falloir, pleuvoir, neiger), Battre, boire, conduire, Courir, craindre, croire, Devoir, dire, écrire, Lire, mourir, naître, Plaire, recevoir, rire, Suivre, tenir, vaincre, Vivre, valoir, S’asseoir
The Concise Red Book of Spanish Verbs
The Concise Red Book of Spanish Verbs
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0071761047
Add weight to your Spanish verb choices without breaking your back(pack)! In one compact package, The Concise Red Pocket Book of Spanish Verbs provides 333 of the most important verbs in Spanish in full conjugated form. Each verb is illustrated by example sentences, showing the verb in action. The top 33 verbs are broken down into groups according to key meanings, use with prepositions, and key idiomatic expressions. In addition, the Verb Index links over 2,300 verbs to the verb conjugations. Online you will find a companion website that provides you with extensive bonus content--more than 100 exercises that give you a dynamic way to build your mastery of the Spanish verb system. Features - A diagnostic test - Audio exercises to improve your listening comprehension - Additional exercises that focus on your idiomatic usage of verbs - Audio recordings of example sentences to show the Top 30 verbs is use - Traditional verb conjugations combined with online exercises + audio Topics include: Spanish Tense Profiles; 333 Fully Conjugated Verbs; English-Spanish Verb Index; Irregular Verb Form Index; Spanish Verb Index
The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs
The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0071591559
BIG BOOKS are the sound choice in verbs! The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs with CD-ROM makes it easy for you to find the word you need to know quickly and easily. Inside you will find 555 fully conjugated verbs, current idioms and expressions for each verb, extended usage examples for the Top 50 verbs, 2,500-plus verbs cross-referenced to conjugation models, and much more. The CD-ROM features extensive new audio exercises and downloadable mini-dialogs for practice in usage and review on the go! Includes one CD-ROM (PC- and Mac-compatible).
German Verb Drills
German Verb Drills
4th Edition    German    Paperback      ISBN: 0071744711
Get the expert instruction you want and the practice you need with the conjugation of German verbs--with bonus online interactive exercises German Verb Drills helps you overcome the obstacles of German verbs, so that you can confidently use verbs when expressing yourself in German. This book explains how the German verb system works, while providing numerous exercises for you to master each point covered. Features: - Clear explanations of conjugations followed by numerous exercises - Free online exercises available at mhprofessional.comto assess your skills once you have completed the book Topics include: The Present Tense of Regular, Irregular, and Modal Verbs, Infin, sein, and werden, Present tense of irregular verbs, Verbs with separable prefixes in the present tense, Modal auxiliaries in the present tense, Imperative, Future Tense, and Present Perfect Tense, Imperative, Future tense, Present perfect tense of weak verbs, Haben or sein as the auxiliary verb in perfect tenses, Present perfect tense of strong verbs, Present perfect tense of mixed verbs, Present perfect tense with separable prefixes, Present perfect tense with inseparable prefixes and verbs stems ending in -ier, Present perfect tense with modal auxiliaries, The Past Tense, Use of past tense, Past tense of weak verbs, Past tense of strong verbs, Past tense of mixed verbs, Past tense of haben, sein, and werden, Past tense of modal auxiliaries, Perfect Tenses, Reflexive and Impersonal Verbs, Infinitive Constructions, and Passive Voice, Past perfect tense, Future perfect tense, Reflexive verbs, Impersonal verbs, Infinitive constructions, The passive voice, Formation of the subjunctive mood, Use of the subjunctive--expressing a wish, Subjunctive after als ob or als wenn, Conditional, Unreal conditions (subjunctive or conditional), Indirect discourse with the subjunctive and the indicative
Advanced Italian Grammar
Advanced Italian Grammar
Italian    Paperback      ISBN: 0071476946
The only way to advance your knowledge of a second language is to practice, practice, practice. From the present tense of regular verbs to direct object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all aspects of Italian grammar that you need to master. Focusing on the areas of Italian grammar that are essential for formulating complex constructions that make speech much more interesting, each unit of Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced Italian Grammar features clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and lots of engaging exercises. Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced Italian Grammar makes mastering grammar easy with: -Clear, down-to-earth, easy-to-follow explanations that make even the most complex principles easy to understand -Example sentences that illustrate and clarify each grammatical point -Dozens of exercises in formats suited to every learning style -Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout -A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
Between You & Me
Confessions of a Comma Queen
Paperback      ISBN: 0393352145
A "New Yorker" copy veteran presents humorous descriptions of some of the most common and vexing errors in language and usage, drawing on examples from classic literature and pop culture while sharing anecdotes from her work with celebrated writers.