Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation

Author: John Seely

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019966918X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Including examples of real usage, this handy volume provides clear information about grammar and punctuation that we need on a day-to-day basis in over 300 entries.Revised and updated, The Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation offers accessible and coherent explanations across a broad range of topics, and is the first port of call for any reader seeking clear, authoritative help with grammar and punctuation. Both easy to use andcomprehensive, it is an essential tool for writing at home, in the office, at school, and at college.

Oxford A-Z of English Usage

Author: Jeremy Butterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199652457

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 3016

This handy guide provides crystal-clear help with writing correctly and appropriately in everyday situations. Arranged alphabetically, the book contains concise entries with guidance on individual words and phrases, and longer entries on broader topics such as overused words, bullet points, and avoiding sexist language.

Canadian A-Z of Grammar, Spelling, & Punctuation

Author: Katherine Barber,Robert Pontisso

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195424379

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 4375

In a handy, pocket-sized edition, The Canadian A to Z of Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation offers advice on over 1,000 of the most common language errors in a clear and eye-catching format. The A to Z includes: simple solutions for bad grammar, over 150 writing tips for usage problems, conjugations of over 300 irregular verbs; explanations on the use of punctuation marks and capitalization with multiple examples; easy-to-understand definitions and examples for the most important grammar terms; and spelling help that no computer spell-checker can provide, including distinguishing between over 600 easily confused words. Through extensive ongoing research, the authors, Oxford University Press Canada's Canadian dictionary editors, identify the most common grammar, spelling, and punctuation problems and provide practical solutions. Entries are arranged alphabetically for easy lookup. A special feature focusing on the most commonly misspelled word solves the difficulty of finding a word for those who don't already know the correct spelling. As a resource at home, at work, or in school, it will help anyone to use English correctly, confidently, and successfully.

Oxford A-Z of Better Spelling

Author: Charlotte Buxton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199564132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 129

View: 1042

Good spelling is fundamental to making the right impression with any type of writing; reports, homework, CVs, and letters all require correct spelling in order to get the message across in clear and straightforward English. Adaptable or adaptible? Definite or definate? Delirious or delireous? What is the difference between assent and ascent, dual and duel, or forbear and forebear? How do you make the plural of halo? Is it halos or haloes? Actually it's both, but not so for potato, theplural of which is potatoes. Knowing the difference between easily confusable words, making plurals, and adding endings are just some of the aspects of spelling that confront us with endless pitfalls. This easy-to-use A-Z guide does what no spellchecker can do: it gives immediate access not only to individual word spellings but also to general rules that will help you develop good spelling. The book covers the topics in simple and helpful terms and also offers advice on how to use apostrophes and hyphens, and the differences between British and American spelling. The core of the book is a list of over 2,000 words laid out for quick and easy reference. Based on evidence of misspelling gathered from real situations, this guide is the most useful and comprehensive help on spelling available. This new edition makes the benefits of the material more explicit to the general reader: better organization of the supplementary features, simplified and more transparent design, additionaland updated content, and more clearly written rules. One of a mini-series of titles on spelling, grammar and punctuation, and usage.

Im Spiegel der Sprache

warum die Welt in anderen Sprachen anders aussieht

Author: Guy Deutscher

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406606892

Category: Comparative linguistics

Page: 320

View: 4833

"Ich spreche Spanisch zu Gott, Italienisch zu den Frauen, Französisch zu den Männern und Deutsch zu meinem Pferd.' Die scherzhafte Vermutung Karls V., dass verschiedene Sprachen nicht in allen Situationen gleich gut zu gebrauchen sind, findet wohl auch heute noch breite Zustimmung. Doch ist sie aus sprachwissenschaftlicher Sicht haltbar? Sind alle Sprachen gleich komplex, oder ist Sprache ein Spiegel ihrer kulturellen Umgebung - sprechen 'primitive' Völker 'primitive' Sprachen? Und inwieweit sieht die Welt, wenn sie 'durch die Brille' einer anderen Sprache gesehen wird, anders aus? Das neue Buch des renommierten Linguisten Guy Deutscher ist eine sagenhafte Tour durch Länder, Zeiten und Sprachen. Auf seiner Reise zu den aktuellsten Ergebnissen der Sprachforschung geht Guy Deutscher mit Captain Cook auf Känguruh-Jagd, prüft mit William Gladstone die vermeintliche Farbblindheit der Griechen zur Zeit Homers und verfolgt Rudolf Virchow in Carl Hagenbecks Zoo auf dem Kurfürstendamm im Berlin des 19. Jahrhunderts. Mitreisende werden nicht nur mit einer glänzend unterhaltsamen Übersicht der Sprachforschung, mit humorvollen Highlights, unerwarteten Wendungen und klugen Antworten belohnt. Sie vermeiden auch einen Kardinalfehler, dem Philologen, Anthropologen und - wer hätte das gedacht - auch Naturwissenschaftler allzu lange aufgesessen sind: die Macht der Kultur zu unterschätzen." -- Publisher's website.

Compiler

Prinzipien, Techniken und Werkzeuge

Author: Alfred V. Aho

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827370976

Category: Compiler

Page: 1253

View: 8034

Grammar for Teachers

Author: John Seely

Publisher: Oxpecker

ISBN: 0955345103

Category: English language

Page: 168

View: 4014

An outline of grammar for teachers and teachers in training, covering all the terminology required for the National Literacy Strategy and National Curriculum up to Key Stage 3.

Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking

How to Communicate Clearly

Author: John Seely

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199652708

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 9185

The Oxford Guide to Effective Writing & Speaking is the essential guide for everyone who needs to communicate clearly and effectively. It combines practical advice on specific writing and speaking tasks with detailed self-help chapters covering grammar, spelling, and the writing process itself.

An Introduction to English Grammar

Author: Sidney Greenbaum,Gerald Nelson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405874120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

View: 7267

provide solutions to the end-of-chapter exercises provide further, more advanced exercises provide feedback on contentious issues in grammar, to supplement the increased focus on grammar in use in the book itself

Oxford Secondary English

Author: John Seely

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198311515

Category: English language

Page: 224

View: 6742

This Students' Book provides: an illustrated anthology of fiction and fact, prose and poetry; thematic units with word study exercises and puzzles and games; explanations and exercises on language skills such as spelling, letter-writing, the from of sentences, punctuation, script writing, and using a dictionary; and more.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 5700

»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Lexis

An Introduction to English Words

Author: John Seely

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955345159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 134

View: 6848

Have you ever wondered why English has more than one word for the same thing? Why the meat of a sheep is called 'mutton'? Or what 'velcroid' means? If you would like to find out more about words, but don't know where to begin, then 'Lexis' is for you. Written in a lively, easy-to-read style it covers: - What we mean by a person's vocabulary - How to improve your knowledge and understanding of words - How to get your message across by using words effectively - How to fit your language to different social situations - The history of English words - New words and how they are formed - The grammar of words Plus a reference section covering: - Word classes - Words that are commonly confused - Prefixes - Suffixes - Glossary of technical terms - Resources in print and online John Seely is the author of the best-selling 'Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation' and 'The Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking'.

1001 Words You Need To Know and Use

An A-Z of Effective Vocabulary

Author: Martin Manser

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199560056

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 4059

This A-Z provides 1001 words you need to know to make your writing and speaking effective, convincing, and expressive. With clear guidance on choosing the right word, this book is essential for anyone wanting to achieve greater success in written and spoken tasks including essays, interviews, CVs and application letters, reports, and more.

English: An Essential Grammar

Author: Gerald Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113695497X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 4601

English: An Essential Grammar is a concise and user-friendly guide to the grammar of modern English, written specifically for native speakers and based on genuine samples of contemporary spoken and written English. In the first four chapters, this book covers the essentials of English grammar, beginning with the basics and going on to deal with phrase, clause and sentence structure. A fifth chapter deals with English word formation and spelling, including problem spellings and British and American spelling variants. Features include: discussion of points that often cause problems guidance on sentence building and composition practical spelling guidelines explanation of grammatical terms a set of exercises at the end of each chapter appendix of irregular verbs. With numerous language examples bringing grammar to life, this Essential Grammar will help you read, speak and write English with greater confidence. It is ideal for everyone who would like to improve their knowledge of English grammar. Gerald Nelson is Professor in the English Department at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and formerly Reader in the Department of English Language and Literature, University College London, UK.

The Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking

Author: John Seely

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192806130

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 4704

The Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking is the essential guide for everyone who needs to communicate in clear and effective English. From writing email to giving presentations and preparing reports, the book gives authoritative advice on grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and punctuation to ensure that communication is accurate as well as appropriate. This is an essential reference for everyone who needs to produce clear and effective written and spoken English, whether at work, at school, or at home.

Englisch ist nicht easy

Ein illustrierter Sprachführer

Author: Luci Gutiérrez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783888979781

Category:

Page: 352

View: 7793

Grammar for Teachers Workbook

Author: John Seely

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780955345142

Category: Education

Page: 92

View: 7292

This workbook contains a wide range of exercises and activities, as well as a full answer guide, suitable for class work or individual study.

Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools

Author: Suzanne Horton,Branwen Bingle

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473904803

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 4934

If you are training to be a primary school teacher, you will be learning about teaching grammar. As well as the important subject knowledge, you need to know what effective teaching of grammar in primary schools actually looks like. As many teachers themselves express a lack of confidence in their own knowledge of grammar, where do you find exemplar lessons? This book provides them. It features examples of lessons in teaching primary grammar as a starting point for learning. It explores the theory behind them, how they can be adapted to suit different year groups and different schools, and how you can learn from them to develop your subject and teaching knowledge. All of the lessons included have been tried and tested in the classroom and successfully contributed to children's knowledge and understanding of grammatical concepts. This text will help you to teach grammar in an effective and meaningful way. It will support students to plan and teach lessons that motivate, engage and inspire their pupils to use grammar not only accurately but also creatively to produce writing that is fluid, cohesive and purposeful. A note from the authors The lesson examples included in this book have all been tried and tested in the classroom and have successfully contributed to children’s knowledge and understanding of grammatical concepts. A key feature of these lesson examples is that they build upon children’s prior knowledge and their interests. They are not intended to be seen as a ‘quick fix’ to meet the requirements of English in the National Curriculum. Knowledge about grammar usage should lead to greater understanding of how we can manipulate words and sentences to create particular effects that will touch the heart of the reader. The intention is not to produce a generation of grammar pedants who apply rules and dissect texts in such a way as to destroy its very essence. By teaching grammar within meaningful contexts your lessons will motivate, engage and inspire your pupils to use grammar not only accurately but also creatively to produce writing that is fluid, cohesive and purposeful. We have provided a great deal of background information so that you are able to situate the learning within a contextual framework; however, our ideas and examples can be easily adapted to suit the needs of your learners. The pedagogies associated with the teaching of grammar remain consistent but the suggested games and activities used to consolidate and apply learning are easily transferable. Whilst reading, you may have identified ways in which you can adapt the lessons to teach other aspects of grammar or changed the focus of the learning objective to reflect the demands of your classroom best. In the same way that we expect children to use grammar creatively to address their purpose, we would anticipate that you use the guidance contained in this book to address your purpose.

Englische Grammatik für Dummies

Author: Geraldine Woods

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527705054

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 3503

Sie mussen jetzt englische Grammatik pauken und Ihr Schulenglisch ist schon ein wenig eingerostet. Sie haben Kunden im Ausland? Da sollten die E-Mails verstandlich sein. Sie mussen eine Prasentation auf Englisch halten? Oder bereiten Sie sich auf den TOEFL vor? Englische Grammatik ist nicht wirklich spa?ig. Da hilft nur dieses Buch von Geraldine Woods, die locker, witzig und leicht verstandlich auch die kompliziertesten Regeln der englischen Sprache erklart. Und auf einmal macht Grammatik lernen Spa?.