By Geraldine Woods

ISBN-10: 0764599321

ISBN-13: 9780764599323

Get a few strong grammar perform -- and begin conversing and writing well!

Good grammar is necessary, no matter if you need to increase your occupation, advance your GPA, or elevate your SAT or ACT ranking. perform is the major to enhancing your grammar abilities, and that's what this workbook is all approximately. Open it and you'll locate hundreds of thousands of enjoyable difficulties to aid construct your grammar muscular tissues. simply flip to an issue you would like aid with -- from punctuation and pronouns to possessives and parallel constitution -- and get out your pencil. With a bit perform each day, you'll be talking competently, writing with a bit of luck, and getting the popularity you deserve at paintings or at school.

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* evaluation grammar ideas and exceptions
* construct grammar talents, from sentence mechanics to stylistic positive points
* show your rules in actual fact and persuasively
* communicate and write with aptitude and self assurance

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Y are. You need a plural to match Grace and I. z will have. The sentence speaks about the future. Z has been. The sentence requires a link between past and present, so simple past won’t do. You need present perfect, the bridge between those two time periods. Has been does the job. 1 had. The sentence calls for a contrast with now, so opt for past tense. 2 will be. Once more into the future! 3 am or will be. You may choose either present or future, depending upon the context. 4 would. The going is dependent upon the press arrangement.

Clearly you’re in the present with a recurring action. b challenged. Another time clue: last year’s places you in the past. c is buying or buys. The second verb in the sentence (is) takes you right into the store with David, watching the unfolding action. Present progressive tense gives a sense of immediacy, so is buying makes sense. The plain present tense (buys) works nicely also. d will flatter. The key here is next, which puts the sentence in the future. e is writing. The time clue “right now” indicates an ongoing action, so the present progressive form is writing works well here.

Any sentence with a neither/nor pair requires a ruler: The subject that’s closer to the verb dominates. If the closer subject is singular, go for a singular verb. If the closer subject is plural, opt for a plural verb. In this sentence the plural costars is closer to the verb than the singular Tom Cruise, so a plural verb (that is, attend) is called for. Chapter 2: Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Pairing Subjects and Verbs Correctly 8 is. Each is a magic word that automatically creates a singular subject, no matter what it precedes.

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