Grammar Lost and Found by Mary Lynn O'sheaGrammar Lost and Found by Mary Lynn O'shea

Grammar Lost and Found

byMary Lynn O'shea

Paperback | February 1, 2011

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Grammar Lost and Found is an accessible, humorous approach designed to teach you twenty common grammar, punctuation and spelling errors. It explains the basic rules in a conversational tone, using straightforward examples, designed to explain the complexities of the language while being easily understood. What makes this workbook unique is that each concept covered is accompanied by a fictional story in the chapter following a student on his first day of school.  Each chapter emphasizes the one rule it is matched with.  Exercises at the end of every five chapters encourage you to synthesize the topics you have learned and apply them to your writing.

Mary Lynn O’Shea is a recently retired journalism professor from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.  During her 20 years at the college she has taught various communications courses, including newspaper and business writing, editing, reports and presentations and advertising copy writing.  She has also developed and written curric...
Title:Grammar Lost and FoundFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 11 × 8.35 × 0.5 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132155621

ISBN - 13:9780132155625

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Table of Contents

Introduction — Purpose and scope of the workbook


  1. Its and It’s
  2. You’re and Your
  3. Who's and Whose
  4. They’re, Their, and There
  5. Who and Whom
  6. Putting It All Together: End-of-Part Exercises Chapters 1-5


    1. Than and Then
    2. That/Which
    3. However Does Not Mean And
    4. Run-on Sentences
    5. The Comma
    6. Putting It All Together: End-of-Part Exercises Chapters 6-10


      1. Semi-Colons and Colons
      2. Parts of Speech
      3. Pronoun Agreement
      4. Active/Passive
      5. Misplaced Modifiers
      6. Putting It All Together: End-of-Part Exercises Chapter 11-15


        1. Canadian Spelling
        2. One Word or Two?
        3. Easily Confused
        4. Making a Case for Capitals
        5. The Apostrophe
        6. Putting It All Together: End-of-Part Exercises Chapters 16-20


          Suggested Activities

          Glossary of Misused Words

          Answers to Putting It All Together Exercises

Editorial Reviews

“[Grammar Lost & Found] offers simple directions to fix the most common grammar and mechanical errors used by the basic college learner.” --Anita Agar, Sheridan College   “This is a text that concisely and engagingly takes students through the finer points of language use and would be good preparation for those who will have to do a lot of writing for work, like law clerks, PR professionals or journalists.” --Professor, Humber College