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Catalog English and Communication Punctuation, Writing, and Grammar Basics: The Easy Way!

Punctuation, Writing, and Grammar Basics: The Easy Way!

by Peggy M. Houghton and Timothy J. Houghton

A quick and simplified guide to punctuation, writing, and basic grammar

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ISBN: 978-1-73300-790-0

130 pages


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About the Book

Unsure when a comma is needed? Unclear how to properly use a semicolon? Uncertain whether a number should be spelled out or written as a numeral? Tired of having your instructor or boss critique your writing? Timid and shy about writing simply because you're unsure of your writing abilities? Fear no more . . . this book will alleviate your worries and provide you with the confidence needed to become a successful writer!

Punctuation, Writing, and Grammar Basics: The Easy Way! is a comprehensive review of commonly used punctuation and writing rules. Each section is thoroughly explained, and multiple examples are provided. Additionally, several exercises pertaining to each section are included. It further details the eight parts of speech as well as the various parts of sentences. Included are the rules, examples of the rules, and numerous exercises specific to each section.

This book is an easy-to-use guide that is a "must have" document for all writers who desire to enhance their writing skills.

Education is one of the best investments you will ever make...and our books maximize that investment! (Houghton & Houghton)

About the Author

Peggy M. Houghton is Professor of Doctoral Studies at Baker College. She has been Chair of the Leadership Studies Division and Dean of Business Administration and has taught in both traditional and non-traditional educational environments.

Timothy J. Houghton teaches courses in leadership and business communication at Baker College. He is also a director of technical services in the food processing industry and has written numerous programs, policies, and procedures pertaining to plant operations.

Table of Contents

  • Part One: Punctuation
    • Commas
    • Semicolons
    • Colons
    • Apostrophes
    • Quotation Marks
    • Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks
    • Other Punctuation Marks
  • Part Two: Mechanics
    • Capitalization
    • Abbreviations
    • Numbers
    • Italics
  • Part Three: Parts of Speech
    • Nouns
    • Pronouns
    • Verbs
    • Adjectives
    • Adverbs
    • Prepositions
    • Conjunctions
    • Interjections
  • Part Four: Parts of Sentences
    • Subjects and Verbs
    • Objects
    • Phrases
    • Clauses
    • Sentence Types