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Basic Grammar And Usage

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Edition:
7th
ISBN13:

9781413008920

ISBN10:
1413008925
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/4/2005
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

Master the basics of the English language with BASIC GRAMMAR AND USAGE! Covering the important rules of grammar, usage, and syntax, this developmental English text provides you with clear explanations and numerous examples to help you succeed. Exercises help you strengthen your grammar and the book-specific website has grammar reviews that ensure that you master the material.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Seventh Edition vii
Preface to the First Edition xi
UNIT 1 Identifying Subjects and Verbs 1(42)
Chapter 1 Sentences with One Subject and One Verb
3(12)
Chapter 2 Multiple Subjects and Verbs
15(8)
Chapter 3 Distinguishing Between Objects of Prepositions and Subjects
23(10)
Chapter 4 Main Verbs and Helping Verbs
33(8)
Unit 1 Review
41(2)
UNIT 2 Subject-Verb Agreement 43(36)
Chapter 5 Recognizing Singular and Plural Subjects and Verbs
45(10)
Chapter 6 Indefinite Pronouns as Subjects
55(8)
Chapter 7 Subjects Understood in a Special Sense
63(8)
Chapter 8 Subjects Joined by Conjunctions
71(6)
Unit 2 Review
77(2)
UNIT 3 Identifying and Punctuating the Main Types of Sentences 79(40)
Chapter 9 Compound Sentences
81(12)
Chapter 10 Complex Sentences
93(8)
Chapter 11 Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices
101(8)
Chapter 12 Correcting Fragments
109(8)
Unit 3 Review
117(2)
UNIT 4 Punctuation That "Sets Off" or Separates 119(44)
Chapter 13 Parenthetical Expressions
121(10)
Chapter 14 Appositives
131(8)
Chapter 15 Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses
139(12)
Chapter 16 Items in a Series and Dates and Addresses
151(8)
Unit 4 Review
159(4)
UNIT 5 Pronoun Usage 163(40)
Chapter 17 Subject, Object, and Possessive Pronouns
165(10)
Chapter 18 Pronouns in Comparisons and Pronouns with -self, -selves
175(8)
Chapter 19 Agreement of Pronouns with Their Antecedents
183(10)
Chapter 20 Order of Pronouns and Spelling of Possessives
193(8)
Unit 5 Review
201(2)
UNIT 6 Capitalization, Additional Punctuation, Placement of Modifiers, Parallel Structure, and Irregular Verbs 203(54)
Chapter 21 Capitalization
205(8)
Chapter 22 Additional Punctuation
213(10)
Chapter 23 Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
223(8)
Chapter 24 Parallel Structure
231(8)
Chapter 25 Irregular Verbs
239(12)
Unit 6 Review
251(6)
UNIT 7 Paragraphs 257(24)
Chapter 26 Writing Effective Paragraphs
259(22)
Answers to "A" Exercises 281(16)
Index 297


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