Grammar in Plain English by Harriet Diamond

By Harriet Diamond

This is a good English grammar brush-up guide and topic overview for adults getting ready for the GED, for college students of English as a moment language getting ready for the TOEFL or TOEIC assessments, and for all others who have to enhance their talents in simple English utilization. issues provided and defined contain:

  • The sentence, the best entire proposal
  • including descriptive phrases and utilizing them adequately
  • ideas of contract among nouns and verbs
  • Time and series of tenses
  • Balanced sentences to mirror coordinated suggestions
  • Spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and masses extra Twenty-two classes disguise some of the features of English grammar with perform workouts accompanying each one lesson and solutions to all questions. This new version has been up to date to mirror the newest GED writing abilities assessments.
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    4) While retrieving his notes, the reddened speaker overturned a water pitcher onto some wiring. (5) He disappears during the resulting blackout. 1. Sentence 2: Pausing for a moment after clearing his throat. Which of the following is the best way to write this sentence? If you think the original is the best way, choose option (1). (1) Pausing for a moment after clearing his throat. (2) Pausing for a moment after clearing his throat, he then began to speak. (3) Pausing for a moment after clearing his throat and beginning to speak.

    Mr. Jones built a taller fence. Mr. White built the tallest fence of the three. Why is the fence in sentence 1 described as tall, the fence in sentence 2 described as taller, and the fence in sentence 3 described as tallest? Tall is a descriptive word that describes fence. Taller is a descriptive word that describes and compares two fences. Tallest is a descriptive word that compares more than two fences. As you have seen in the above sentence, -er is added to a descriptive word to show a comparison between two people or things; -est is added to a descriptive word to show a comparison among more than two people or things.

    Violent describes storm, the performer. Practice IV Page 33. snow, fell unexpectedly describes rang. heavy describes rain. talented describes fingers. abruptly describes swerved. soft describes snow, gently describes fell. Practice V Page 34. (2) sings sped annoyed bought walked Practice VI Page 34. Cheerful describes disposition. Dull describes day, slowly describes passed. Fast describes car, quickly describes raced. Cool describes water, clear describes water. Hungry describes seagull, greedily describes grabbed.

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