The McGraw-Hill Education Handbook of English Grammar and Usage, Third Edition

  • 6h 16m
  • Larry Beason, Mark Lester
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2019

The go-to guide for perfecting your grammar and communication skills in every situation

English teachers aren't the only ones who expect careful and correct language choices. Precision in language can be the deciding factor when it comes to getting a job or winning a promotion. Whether your skills need drastic improvement or a quick brush-up, The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage will get your grammar back on the right track.

Written by two expert grammarians, the book provides bottom-line definitions, tips, and simple rules that summarize the essentials you need to know. You’ll find clear examples of usage and as well guidance on communication via text, email, and social media.

The new, third edition of The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage features:

  • Straightforward explanations of common mistakes and why they happen
  • Hundreds of correct and incorrect sentence examples, with errors clearly marked
  • Quick tips for fixing your most stubborn grammatical mishaps
  • Catchy memory aids for writing correctly the first time, and more

About the Authors

Mark Lester is an experienced grammarian, ESL expert, and professor emeritus at Eastern Washington University. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including McGraw-Hill's Essential ESL Grammar, The Big Book of English Verbs, and many more.

Larry Beason is an award-winning professor and director of the English composition program at the University of South Alabama. He has written numerous academic articles and given presentations on rhetoric, grammar, business communication, teaching, and the English language. Beason is also the author of several grammar books.

In this Book

  • Parts of Speech
  • Basic Phrases
  • Sentences and Clauses
  • Verb Forms
  • Verbals
  • Writing Complete Sentences
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Pronoun Problems
  • Verb Problems
  • Modification
  • Commas
  • Apostrophes
  • Semicolons and Colons
  • Quotation Marks
  • Dashes, Hyphens, and Other Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Parallelism
  • Grammar Etiquette for Digital Communication