9780538730952

Basic English Review

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  • ISBN13:

    9780538730952

  • ISBN10:

    0538730951

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/13/2009
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

Learn the basics of English--the easy way! This popular text takes a unique and time-proven approach to understanding the Fundamentals of English. The latest edition of BASIC ENGLISH REVIEW 9e has a strong one-column design making it an easier read. New features/activities are targeted toward Career. Soft skills, business dress, etiquette, and protocol are addressed. Through logically organized concepts, short explanations, and an abundance of skill practice, users will gain confidence and skill in all English areas. Integrated throughout are pretests, posttests, proofreading tips, and writing activities. This user-friendly edition motivates with activities that promote attention to detail, methods for remembering specific grammar rules and activities that can be completed using technology.

Table of Contents

The Sentence
The Sentence Defined
Kinds of Sentences
Parts of Speech
Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjections
Nouns
Major Classes of Nouns. Common nouns, proper nouns, collective nouns
Plural Nouns
Forming the plural of nouns, Words with irregular plurals, Nouns always in plural form, Plural forms with singular meaning
Nouns and the Possessive Form
Singular possessive, Plural possessive
Pronouns
Personal Pronouns
Pronoun agreement in person, number, and gender
Case forms of personal pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Relative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Possessive Pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns
Verbs
Uses of Verbs
Verbs make statements, Verbs ask questions, Verbs give commands
Helping Verbs and Linking Verbs
Uses of helping verbs, Verb separations, Use of linking verbs with predicate nouns, pronouns, and adjectives
Verb Agreement with Subject
Forms of the Verb Be, Forms of the Verb Have, Plural form with compound subjects
Singular subjects and plural modifiers, Verb agreement with indefinite pronouns, Verb agreement with There, Verb agreement with Or, Verb agreement with collective nouns
The Time of Verbs
Present Tense
Verbs in the present tense, The verb Be in the present tense, The verb Have in the present tense, The verb Do in the present tense
Past Tense
Verbs in the past tense, The verb Be in the past tense, The verb Have in the past tense
Future Tense
Perfect Tenses
Present perfect tense, Past perfect tense, Future perfect tense
Conjugation of Verbs
Conjugation of the verb Visit
Principal parts of irregular verbs
Misused Verbs or Commonly Misused Verbs
Misused Verbs
Lie and Lay; Sit and Set
Less Troublesome Verbs
Shall, Should, Will, and Would; May, Might, Can, and Could; Leave and Let; Teach and Learn; Borrow and Lend; Bring, Take, and Fetch; Rise and Raise
Adjectives and Adverbs
Adjectives
Descriptive Adjectives, Proper Adjectives, Definite and Indefinite Adjectives, Possessive Adjectives, Demonstrative Adjectives, Nouns and Verbs Used as Adjectives, Compound Adjectives
Degrees of Comparison
Adverbs
Adverbs of Time, Adverbs of Place, Adverbs of Manner, Adverbs of Degree, Interrogative Adverbs, Most Frequently Used Adverbs
Confusing Adjectives and Adverbs
Prepositions and Conjunctions
Prepositions
Most Frequently Used Prepositions, Uses of the Prepositional Phrase 28 Conjunctions
Coordinating Conjunctions, Subordinating Conjunctions, Correlative Conjunctions
Phrases and Clauses
Phrases
Prepositional Phrases, Infinitive Phrases, Participial Phrases
Clauses
Independent Clauses, Dependent Clauses
Punctuation
The Period, The Question Mark, The Exclamation Point
The Comma
The Semicolon, The Colon, The Dash
Parentheses, The Apostrophe, Quotation Marks
Number Expression and Capitalization
Expression of Numbers
Capital Letters
Word Blunders
Who's and Whose, It's and Its, There, Their, and They're, In and Into, Beside and Besides, To, Too, and Two, Then, and Than, Between and Among, Like and As, As-As, So-As
Speech Duds
Spelling
Vocabulary Practice
Proofreading
Writing Resources
Application Practice Scoring Summary
Answers to Tryout Exercises
Index
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