Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation (Revised edition)

John Seely
Pub date
Aug 2013
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  • Provides the information about grammar and punctuation that people need on a day-to-day basis
  • Covers terms included in the National Curriculum for England, making it useful for teachers in primary and secondary schools
  • Accessible design and diagrams with related terms make the Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation simple to use
  • Handy pocket-size format
  • Uses examples of real usage to clarify grammatical points
  • Contains longer feature entries on a wide range of tricky issues, such as the difference between active and passive, and hyphens

Readers of all levels will find this excellent guide essential. 

Including examples of real usage taken from the Oxford Corpus, this handy volume provides clear information about grammar and punctuation that we need on a day-to-day basis in over 300 entries. Arranged alphabetically, it contains entries for standard grammatical terms such as pronounsynonym, or transitive verb. It also discusses related questions of usage, for example how to distinguish between 'may' or ' might', 'that' or 'which', and 'it's' or 'its'. For ease of use, over 40 feature entries on master headwords like adverbhyphen, and spelling include diagrams listing related terms.

Revised and updated, The Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation offers accessible and coherent explanations across a broad range of topics, and is the first port of call for any reader seeking clear, authoritative help with grammar and punctuation. 

Both easy to use and comprehensive, it is an essential tool for writing at home, in the office, at school, and at college.


How this book is arranged
Introduction to grammar
Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation

About the author: 

John Seely has been a freelance author and editor for over 30 years, specialising in language and communication skills. He is the author of several language reference books, including The Oxford Guide to Effective Writing & SpeakingEveryday Grammar, and Grammar for Teachers. He provides grammar training and consultancy to schools and colleges in England.

"The amount of information packed into these 192 pages is astonishing. ... This is the ideal pocket grammar book for the non-linguist who needs clear advice unclouded by grammar gobbledygook." - Susanne Geercken and Alistair Reeves, Medical Writing

"Here we have a grammar book, written in clear, simple language, that gives you a straightforward and easy-to-understand guide to the subject." - Writing Magazine

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