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- Punctuate effectively
- Work with verbs, adjectives and adverbs to improve your writing
- Use tenses correctly
- Include speech in your writing
- Write with clarity and cohesion
- Build your vocabulary, and improve your spelling and comprehension
- Complete homework and prepare for tests with confidence
- Stay motivated in your studies
Part I: Understanding Verbs and Sentences 5
Chapter 1: Why is Grammar Important? 7
Chapter 2: Vivid Verbs 21
Chapter 3: Timing is Everything: Understanding Verb Tense 37
Chapter 4: Completing Sentences 47
Chapter 5: Peaking with Pronouns 67
Part II: Adding Detail and Avoiding Common Errors 79
Chapter 6: Modifying with Adjectives and Adverbs 81
Chapter 7: Punctuation for Sense 91
Chapter 8: Apostrophes: They re There for a Reason 109
Chapter 9: Choosing Capital Letters and Numerals 117
Chapter 10: Reporting Speech and Quoting Others 125
Part III: Polishing Your Writing and Comprehension 143
Chapter 11: Writing with Cohesion and Coherence 145
Chapter 12: Building Vocabulary and Comprehension 153
Chapter 13: Blitzing the Spelling Bee 167
Part IV: The Part of Tens 183
Chapter 14: Ten Solutions to the Most Common Grammar Errors 185
Chapter 15: Ten Things Grammar and Spell Checkers Can t Do 191
Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Improve Your Writing 197