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The Chicago guide to grammar, usage, and punctuation

Author: Bryan A Garner
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Few people can write on the English language with the authority of Bryan A. Garner. The author of The Chicago Manual of Style's "Grammar and Usage" chapter, Garner explains the vagaries of English with absolute precision and utmost clarity. With The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation, he has written the definitive guide for writers who want their prose to be both memorable and correct. Throughout the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan A Garner
ISBN: 9780226188850 022618885X
OCLC Number: 932066507
Description: xxvii, 583 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The traditional parts of speech. Nouns ; Pronouns ; Adjectives ; Verbs ; Adverbs ; Prepositions ; Conjunctions ; Interjections --
Syntax. Sentences, clauses, and their patterns ; Traditional sentence diagramming ; Transformational grammar --
Word formation --
Word usage. Introduction ; Troublesome words and phrases ; Bias-free language ; Prepositional idioms --
Punctuation. The comma ; The semicolon ; The colon ; Parentheses ; The em-dash (or long dash) ; The en-dash (or short dash) ; The hyphen ; The apostrophe ; Quotation marks ; The question mark ; The exclamation mark ; The period ; Bracket ; The slash (virgule) ; Bullets ; Ellipsis dots --
Select glossary --
Pronunciation guide.
Series Title: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Responsibility: Bryan A. Garner.

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"Few people can write on the English language with the authority of Bryan A. Garner. The author of The Chicago Manual of Style's "Grammar and Usage" chapter, Garner explains the vagaries of English with absolute precision and utmost clarity. With The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation, he has written the definitive guide for writers who want their prose to be both memorable and correct. Throughout the book Garner describes standard literary English--the forms that mark writers and speakers as educated users of the language. He also offers historical context for understanding the development of these forms. The section on grammar explains how the canonical parts of speech came to be identified, while the section on syntax covers the nuances of sentence patterns as well as both traditional sentence diagramming and transformational grammar. The usage section provides an unprecedented trove of empirical evidence in the form of Google Ngrams, diagrams that illustrate the changing prevalence of specific terms over decades and even centuries of English literature. Garner also treats punctuation and word formation, and concludes the book with an exhaustive glossary of grammatical terms and a bibliography of suggested further reading and references"--Publisher.
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Garner is the greatest writer on grammar and usage that this country has ever produced. This book will be an instant classic. --David Yerkes, Columbia University"

 
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