Collins Grammar Rules

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Collins Grammar Rules
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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780007205370
  • Price: $21.99
  • Author: John McIlwain (Author)
  • Published by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publishing Status: Active
  • Stock: Limited stock available at Abacus Books.


Indispensable grammar support for ages 9+ , this lively handbook provides short, clear definitions of all key grammatical concepts plus lots of examples, tips on spelling, and dictionary and thesaurus work. Essential information covered in this guide includes: Parts of speech (Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjections, Spotting Parts of Speech) Word building (Affixes - Prefixes and Suffixes; Derivatives and Compounds) Spelling guide (Three simple rules for better spelling; Eleven general rules) Using a dictionary (Alphabetical order, Pronunciation, Parts of speech, Phrases and idioms, Word origins) Synonyms and antonyms (Using a thesaurus to find synonyms, Making antonyms) The Sentence (Word order, Phrases, Clauses, Types of sentence, Sentence construction) Punctuation (Ending a sentence, Punctuation within sentences, Punctuation within words, Punctuation of speech, Punctuation of plays The Paragraph (The topic sentence, Types of paragraph, Writing a paragraph, Using connectives, Sentence variation) Special uses of language (Register, Standard English, Informal language, Special effects)

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