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English Grammar for Students of Spanish: The Study Guide for Those Learning Spanish
English Grammar for Students of Spanish
The Study Guide for Those Learning Spanish
by Unknown
Paperback      ISBN: 0934034303
Italian Grammar Drills
Italian Grammar Drills
Paperback      ISBN: 0071789677

Sharpen your ITALIAN grammar with skill-building exercises

If you want to be proficient in Italian, you have to master its grammar. The best way to perfect your grammar skills is through drills, drills, and more drills. Covering all facets of Italian grammar--from prepositions and pronouns to verbal forms and tenses--Italian Grammar Drills helps you learn often-perplexing topics through hands-on experience.

This comprehensive book features:

  • More than 200 exercises that demonstrate how the Italian grammar system works
  • Authentic examples that illustrate correct grammar usage
  • A thorough review section, new to this edition
  • An answer key to give you immediate clarification on any concept

Topics include:
Adjectives and adverbs * Comparatives and superlatives * Present tense versus past tense * Prepositions * Passive voice * Verbal expressions and constructions * and more

The King's English: A Guide to Modern Usage
The King's English
A Guide to Modern Usage
Paperback      ISBN: 0312206577

A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in post-war British fiction, "The King's English "is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome than" Fowler's Modern Usage, " lighter than the "Oxford English Dictionary," and brimming with the strong opinions and razor-sharp wit that made Amis so popular--and so controversial--"The King's English "is a must for fans and language purists.

The Elements of Style
The Elements of Style
Paperback      ISBN: 020530902x

You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. The revisions to the new edition are purposely kept minimal in order to retain the book's unique tone, wit, and charm. A new Glossary of the grammatical terms used in the book provides a convenient reference for readers. The discussion of pronoun use is revised to reflect the contemporary concern with sexist language. In addition, there are numerous slight revisions in the book itself which implement this advice. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.This book has conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing.

Arabic Pronouns and Prepositions
Arabic Pronouns and Prepositions
Arabic    Paperback      ISBN: 0071759735

Master Arabic pronouns and prepositions quickly and easily

The only way to build your skills in a second language is to practice, practice, practice. Following the successful Practice Makes Perfect approach, this book gives you clear explanations and all the tools you need to learn Arabic pronouns and prepositions. A valuable resource for advanced beginning- to intermediate-level Arabic learners, Practice Makes Perfect: Arabic Pronouns and Prepositions enables you to:

  • Successfully grasp Arabic pronoun and preposition usage
  • Review and compare different types of pronouns and prepositions
  • Build your language skills with hundreds of exercises

With the help of many everyday examples, this book takes the mystery out of pronouns and prepositions and gets you on your way to communicating in Arabic with confidence

Master these key topics and boost your Arabic language skills:
Possessive pronouns * Subject pronouns * Demonstrative pronouns * Separate and inseparable pronouns * Prepositional phrases

Lapsing Into a Comma: A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print--And How to Avoid Them
Lapsing Into a Comma
A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print--And How to Avoid Them
Paperback      ISBN: 0809225352

No writer's or editor's desk is complete without a battered, page-bent copy of the AP Stylebook. However, this not-so-easy-to-use reference of journalistic style is often not up-to-date and leaves reporters and copyeditors unsatisfied. Bill Walsh, copy chief for the Washington Post's business desk, addresses these shortcomings in Lapsing into a Comma. In an opinionated, humorous, and yes, curmudgeonly way, he shows how to apply the basic rules to unique, modern grammar issues. Walsh explains how to deal with perplexing situations such as trendy words, foreign terms, and web speak.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
Chicago Style for Students and Researchers
Paperback      ISBN: 0226823377

Dewey. Bellow. Strauss. Friedman. The University of Chicago has been the home of some of the most important thinkers of the modern age. But perhaps no name has been spoken with more respect than Turabian. The dissertation secretary at Chicago for decades, Kate Turabian literally wrote the book on the successful completion and submission of the student paper. Her "Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations," created from her years of experience with research projects across all fields, has sold more than seven million copies since it was first published in 1937.
Now, with this seventh edition, Turabian s "Manual "has undergone its most extensive revision, ensuring that it will remain the most valuable handbook for writers at every level from first-year undergraduates, to dissertation writers apprehensively submitting final manuscripts, to senior scholars who may be old hands at research and writing but less familiar with new media citation styles. Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and the late Wayne C. Booth the gifted team behind "The Craft of Research" and the University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff combined their wide-ranging expertise to remake this classic resource. They preserve Turabian s clear and practical advice while fully embracing the new modes of research, writing, and source citation brought about by the age of the Internet.
Booth, Colomb, and Williams significantly expand the scope of previous editions by creating a guide, generous in length and tone, to the art of research and writing. Growing out of the authors best-selling "Craft of Research," this new section provides students with an overview of every step of the research and writing process, from formulating the right questions to reading critically to building arguments and revising drafts. This leads naturally to the second part of the "Manual for Writers," which offers an authoritative overview of citation practices in scholarly writing, as well as detailed information on the two main citation styles ( notes-bibliography and author-date ). This section has been fully revised to reflect the recommendations of the fifteenth edition of "The Chicago Manual of Style "and to present an expanded array of source types and updated examples, including guidance on citing electronic sources.
The final section of the book treats issues of style the details that go into making a strong paper. Here writers will find advice on a wide range of topics, including punctuation, table formatting, and use of quotations. The appendix draws together everything writers need to know about formatting research papers, theses, and dissertations and preparing them for submission. This material has been thoroughly vetted by dissertation officials at colleges and universities across the country.
This seventh edition of Turabian s "Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations" is a classic reference revised for a new age. It is tailored to a new generation of writers using tools its original author could not have imagined while retaining the clarity and authority that generations of scholars have come to associate with the name Turabian."

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592400876

We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.

How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One
How to Write a Sentence
And How to Read One
Paperback      ISBN: 006184053x

New York Times Bestseller

"Both deeper and more democratic than The Elements of Style" - Adam Haslett, Financial Times

"A guided tour through some of the most beautiful, arresting sentences in the English language." - Slate

"Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop."
--Roy Blount Jr.

In this entertaining and erudite New York Times bestseller, beloved professor Stanley Fish offers both sentence craft and sentence pleasure. Drawing on a wide range of great writers, from Philip Roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen, How to Write a Sentence is much more than a writing manual--it is a spirited love letter to the written word, and a key to understanding how great writing works.


--Washington Post
Langenscheidt's Merriam-Webster Pocket Guide to Punctuation and Style
Langenscheidt's Merriam-Webster Pocket Guide to Punctuation and Style
Paperback      ISBN: 0887292186

Aiming to provide practical solutions to the problems faced in everyday correspondence, this dictionary includes advice on: punctuating sentences; capitalising names and terms; using italics and quotation marks; spelling compound words; and plural and possessive forms of words. There is also information and advice on when to use abbreviations and numerals, grammar and composition, specific word usage and the documentation of sources in notes and bibliographies.