CliffsNotes Writing : Grammar, Usage, and Style Quick Review

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/1/2011
  • Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN (A)

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Delivers the appropriate amount of expert coverage on writing (grammar, usage, and style) topics for consumers who need a supplement to a standard writing I text; who need to prepare for exams; or who need to brush up on the fundamentals of writingChapter Check-In gives readers an overview of what they'll learn in the chapterChapter Check-Out reviews the chapter to enforce the items learned and help with comprehensionReview section is a summary test on all chapter topics in the book -- great tool for teachers and studentsResource Center directs reader to additional information available for the subject such as books and websites 500 practice questions available online at CliffsNotes.com and directly ties to each chapter in the book!

Author Biography

Jean Eggenschwiler, M.A. is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Stanford University. She has taught English and Composition in high school and worked as a business editor and writer.

Emily Dotson Biggs has been an adjunct instructor at Paducah Community College and Murray State University and has taught English to students from kindergarten to college.

Claudia L. W. Reinhardt holds degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University and Emerson College. She has worked as a writer and editor in business communications, and now teaches in the Writing Center at Southeast Community College.

Table of Contents


How This Book Will Help You.

How to Use This Book.

Hundreds of Practice Questions Online!

Chapter 1: Noun: Person, Place, Thing, Idea, or Activity.

Chapter 2: Verb: Word or Phrase Expressing Action or State of Being.

Chapter 3: Pronoun: Word Used in Place of a Noun.

Chapter 4: Modifi ers: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Compound Modifiers.

Chapter 5: Connecting Words and Phrases: Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections.

Chapter 6: Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences.

Chapter 7: Common Sentence Errors.

Chapter 8: Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks.

Chapter 9: Commas, Semicolons, and Colons.

Chapter 10: Dashes, Parentheses, and Quotation Marks.

Chapter 11: Idioms, Clichés, Jargon, Slang, Euphemisms, and Wordiness.

Chapter 12: How to Begin a Writing Assignment.

Chapter 13: How to Research and Organize Your Writing.

Chapter 14: Writing: From Introduction to Conclusion.

Chapter 15: Revising and Editing.

Review Questions.

Resource Center.

Books About Writing.

Online Resources.


Appendix: Frequently Confused Words.


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