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Complete Japanese Grammar
Complete Japanese Grammar
Paperback      ISBN: 0071808353

Strengthen your Japanese grammar skills with practice, practice, practice

From particles to pronouns, this comprehensive workbook covers all those aspects of Japanese grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Japanese Grammar introduces the fundamentals of the language and then progresses to show how these building blocks connect to create complex sentences. Each chapter features clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats for whatever your learning style.

You will, of course, get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills in context. With its winning formula for getting a handle on Japanese grammar right away, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Japanese Grammar is your ultimate resource for mastering the grammar of this complex language.

Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Japanese Grammar includes:

  • Everyday Japanese presented in both Japanese characters (hiragana, katakana, and kanji) and phonetic translation
  • A comprehensive introduction to Japanese grammar
  • High-frequency vocabulary presented in context
  • A clear pronunciation guide
  • Hundreds of exercises in a variety of formats
Schaums Outline of Japanese Grammar
Schaums Outline of Japanese Grammar
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 0071756086

The ideal review for your Japanese course

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in their respective fields, Schaum's Outlines cover everything from math to science, nursing to language. The main feature for all these books is the solved problems. Step-by-step, authors walk readers through coming up with solutions to exercises in their topic of choice.

  • 788 practice exercises
  • Examples and exercises in both Japanese characters and English transliteration
  • Appropriate for the following courses: First-Year Japanese, Elementary Japanese, Japanese A & B, Independent Studies in Japanese
  • Supports all the major textbooks for Japanese courses
The Elements of Style
The Elements of Style
Mass Market Paperback      ISBN: 0024182001

The only style manual ever to appear on the best-seller lists offers practical, fundamental advice on improving writing skills, promoting a style marked by simplicity, orderliness, and sincerity

The Elements of Grammar
The Elements of Grammar
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0020154402

Provides information concerning plurals, parts of speech, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and usage.

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

The Elements of Style
The Elements of Style
4th Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0205313426

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.

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

Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History And Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences
Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog
The Quirky History And Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences
Hardcover      ISBN: 1933633107

"Kitty Burns Florey seems to write from a great wellspring of inner calm that derives from a gleeful appreciation of life's smallest details."
--Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls

Once wildly popular in grammar schools across the country, sentence diagramming has fallen out of fashion. But are we that much worse for not knowing the word-mapping method?

Now, in this illustrated personal history that any language lover will adore, Kitty Burns Florey explores the rise and fall of sentence diagramming, including its invention by a mustachioed man named Brainerd "Brainy" Kellogg and his wealthy accomplice Alonzo Reed ... the inferior "balloon diagram" predecessor ... and what diagrams of sentences by Hemingway, Welty, Proust, Kerouac and other famous writers reveal about them.

Florey also offers up her own common-sense approach to learning and using good grammar. And she answers some of literature's most pressing questions: Was Mark Twain or James Fenimore Cooper a better grammarian? What are the silliest grammar rules? And what's Gertude Stein got to do with any of it?
Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
Between You & Me
Confessions of a Comma Queen
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393240185

Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.

Between You & Me features Norris's laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage--comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language--and her clear explanations of how to handle them. Down-to-earth and always open-minded, she draws on examples from Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, and the Lord's Prayer, as well as from The Honeymooners, The Simpsons, David Foster Wallace, and Gillian Flynn. She takes us to see a copy of Noah Webster's groundbreaking Blue-Back Speller, on a quest to find out who put the hyphen in Moby-Dick, on a pilgrimage to the world's only pencil-sharpener museum, and inside the hallowed halls of The New Yorker and her work with such celebrated writers as Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders.

Readers--and writers--will find in Norris neither a scold nor a softie but a wise and witty new friend in love with language and alive to the glories of its use in America, even in the age of autocorrect and spell-check. As Norris writes, "The dictionary is a wonderful thing, but you can't let it push you around."

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.