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Basic Grammar and Usage

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780155070578

ISBN10:
0155070576
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/30/2001
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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What version or edition is this?
This is the 6th edition with a publication date of 7/30/2001.
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  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

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Summary

Appealing to both native speakers and ESL students, BASIC GRAMMAR AND USAGE is designed to help students master the most important rules of grammar, usage and syntax.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition iii
Preface to the First Edition v
To the Student: Using This Book to Edit Your Compositions vii
Unit 1 Identifying Subjects and Verbs 1(42)
Sentence with One Subject and One Verb
3(12)
Multiple Subjects and Verbs
15(8)
Distinguishing Between Objects of Prepositions and Subjects
23(10)
Main Verbs and Helping Verbs
33(10)
Unit Review
41(2)
Unit 2 Subject-Verb Agreement 43(32)
Recognizing Singular and Plural Subjects and Verbs
45(10)
Indefinite Pronouns as Subjects
55(6)
Subjects Understood in a Special Sense
61(6)
Subjects Joined by Conjuctions
67(8)
Unit Review
73(2)
Unit 3 Identifying and Punctuating the Main Types of Sentences 75(38)
Compound Sentences
77(10)
Complex Sentences
87(8)
Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices
95(8)
Correcting Fragments
103(10)
Unit Review
111(2)
Unit 4 Punctuation That ``Sets Off'' or Separates 113(38)
Parenthetical Expressions
115(10)
Appositives
125(8)
Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses
133(10)
Items in a Series and Dates and Addresses
143(8)
Unit Review
149(2)
Unit 5 Pronoun Usage 151(42)
Subject, Object, and Possessive Pronouns
153(10)
Pronouns in Comparisons and Pronouns with -self, -selves
163(8)
Agreement of Pronouns with Their Antecedents
171(10)
Order of Pronouns and Spelling of Possessives
181(12)
Unit Review
189(4)
Unit 6 Capitalization, More Punctuation, Placement of Modifiers, Parallel Structure, and Irregular Verbs 193(48)
Capitalization
195(8)
More Punctuation
203(8)
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
211(8)
Parallel Structure
219(8)
Irregular Verbs
227(14)
Unit Review
237(4)
Answers to ``A'' Exercises 241(16)
Index 257


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