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Introduction FRONT_1

Grammatical Terms Used in This Book FRONT_2

Abbreviations FRONT_3

Word Formation 1.0
abbreviations 1.1
-ability and -ibility 1.2
-able and -ible 1.3
ae and oe 1.4
American spelling 1.5
ante- and anti- 1.6
-ant or ant 1.7
a or an 1.8
-ative or -ive 1.9
by- prefix 1.10
c and ck 1.11
capital or small initials 1.12
-cede or -ceed 1.13
-ce or -se 1.14
co- prefix 1.15
doubling of final consonant 1.16
dropping of silent -e 1.17
-efy or -ify 1.18
-ei or -ie- 1.19
en- or in- 1.20
-er and -est 1.21
-erous or -rous 1.22
final vowels before suffixes 1.23
for- and fore- 1.24
f to v 1.25
-ful suffix 1.26
hyphens 1.27
-ified or -yfied 1.28
in- or un- 1.29
i to y 1.30
-ize and -ise 1.31
l and ll 1.32
-ly 1.33
-ness 1.34
-or and -er 1.35
-oul- 1.36
-our or -or 1.37
past of verbs, formation of 1.38
plural formation 1.39
possessive case 1.40
-re or -er 1.41
re- prefix 1.42
silent final consonants 1.43
-s suffix 1.44
-xion or -ction 1.45
-y, -ey, or -ie nouns 1.46
-y or -ey adjectives 1.47
y or i 1.48
-yse or -yze 1.49
y to i 1.50
Difficult and confusable spellings 1.51

Pronunciation 2.0
A. General points of pronunciation 2.1
a 2.2
-age 2.3
American pronunciation 2.4
-arily 2.5
-ed 2.6
-edly, -edness 2.7
-ein(e) 2.8
-eity 2.9
-eur 2.10
g 2.11
-gm 2.12
h 2.13
-ies 2.14
-ile 2.15
ng 2.16
o 2.17
ough 2.18
phth 2.19
pn-, ps-, pt- 2.20
r 2.21
reduced forms 2.22
s, sh, z and zh 2.23
stress 2.24
t 2.25
th 2.26
u 2.27
ul 2.28
urr 2.29
wh 2.30
B. Preferred pronunciations 2.31

Vocabulary 3.0

Grammar 4.0
adverbial relative clauses 4.1
adverbs without -ly 4.2
article, omission of 4.3
as, case following 4.4
as if, as though 4.5
auxiliary verbs 4.6
but, case following 4.7
can and may 4.8
collective nouns 4.9
comparison of adjectives and adverbs 4.10
comparisons 4.11
compound subject 4.12
co-ordination 4.13
correlative conjunctions 4.14
dare 4.15
double passive 4.16
either...or: 4.17
either (pronoun) 4.18
gender of indefinite expressions 4.19
group possessive 4.20
have 4.21
he who, she who 4.22
-ics, nouns in 4.23
infinitive, present or perfect 4.24
-ing (gerund and participle) 4.25
I or me, we or us, etc. 4.26
I should or I would 4.27
I who, you who, etc. 4.28
like 4.29
-lily adverbs 4.30
may or might 4.31
measurement, nouns of 4.32
need 4.33
neither...nor 4.34
neither (pronoun) 4.35
none (pronoun) 4.36
ought 4.37
participles 4.38
preposition at end 4.39
quantity, nouns of 4.40
reflexive pronouns 4.41
relative clauses 4.42
shall and will 4.43
should and would 4.44
singular or plural 4.45
split infinitive 4.46
-s plural or singular 4.47
subjects joined by (either...) or 4.48
subjunctive 4.49
than, case following 4.50
that (conjunction), omission of 4.51
that (relative pronoun), omission of 4.52
there is or there are 4.53
to 4.54
unattached phrases 4.55
used to 4.56
way, relative clause following 4.57
were or was 4.58
we (with phrase following) 4.59
what (relative pronoun) 4.60
which or that (relative pronouns) 4.61
who and whom (interrogative and relative pronouns) 4.62
who or which (relative pronouns) 4.63
whose or of which in relative clauses 4.64
who/whom or that (relative pronouns) 4.65
you and I or you and me 4.66

Appendix A. Principles of Punctuation A.0
apostrophe A.1
brackets A.2
colon A.3
comma A.4
dash A.5
exclamation mark A.6
full stop A.7
hyphen: A.8
parentheses A.9
period: A.10
question mark A.11
quotation marks A.12
semicolon A.13
square brackets A.14

Appendix B. Clichs and Modish and Inflated Diction B.0

Appendix C. English Overseas C.0
1. The United States C.1
2. Canada C.2
3. Australia and New Zealand C.3
4. South Africa C.4

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