Bootstrap Grammar: How to understand and avoid common errors in writing (2010)

This manual offers a straightforward guide to the often complicated task of writing in English. There are chapters that focus on sentences with action verbs; sentences with “being” verbs; adjectives; adverbs; phrases; and compound structures.

The manual would be helpful both for people whose first language is English and for those who are learning it as a second language.

The author shows how to diagram sentences to make it easier to identify the parts of speech; defines such terms as subject, verb, object, and pronoun; and explains the distinctions between words that sound the same, like “they’re, their and there.” There are numerous practice exercises, with an answer key at the back.

The link provided takes the user to the latest version of the handbook.

There is also a test manual for teachers, which is available by contacting the author at jeansamis@gmail.com.

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