Essentials of English Grammar

Essentials of English Grammar is a concise guide to the basic rules of English grammar, usage, and style. It is designed to serve as a handy reference both to people who have only an occasional language question and to people who are developing the use of English as another language. It offers quick and convenient guidance to the fundamentals of the English language.

Essentials of English Grammar: A Quick Guide To Good English:

Essentials of English Grammar is A quick reference for people with grammar questions and an excellent primer for anyone learning the basics, Essentials of English Grammar features a glossary of grammar terms and updated coverage of stylistic conventions.

Easy-to-follow examples guide you through the rules for parts of speech, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, frequently confused words, and much more. Also included are important style tips on how to write with economy, clarity, and accuracy.

An indispensable, easy-to-use reference to the English language, Essentials of English Grammar includes information on:

Grammar Essentials

  • Parts of speech and their functions
  • Pronoun-antecedent agreement
  • Common errors in using verb tenses
  • Correct use of punctuation and punctuation style
  • Sentence constructions
  • Errors to avoid with prepositions
  • Spelling and word division
  • Correct use of capitalization, abbreviations, and numbers

Style Considerations

  • Effective sentence patterns
  • Brevity in writing
  • Using words that are specific and concrete for clarity
  • Achieving accuracy
  • Salutations and titles
  • Gender-inclusive language


  • Principal parts of irregular verbs
  • Verb-preposition combinations
  • Frequently confused words
  • Frequently misspelled words

Table of contents :

Part I Essentials of Grammar
1: Parts of Speech
2: Punctuation and Punctuation Style
3: Sentences and Sentence Patterns
4: Capitalization, Abbreviations, and Numbers
5: Spelling and Word Division
Part II Style Considerations
6: Sentences
7: Brevity
8: Clarity
9: Accuracy
10: Gender-Inclusive Language
Appendix A: Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs
Appendix B: Verb-Preposition Combinations
Appendix C: Frequently Confused Words
Appendix D: Frequently Misspelled Words

Essentials of English Grammar

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