English Essentials

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-21
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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In the words of the text's best-selling author, John Langan, "Grammar books can be really dull. But they don't have to be.English Essentialsis a new text that makes grammar, punctuation, and usage interesting--with pictures, stories, and activities students will enjoy." The affordable price, ease of use, and simple, familiar language distinguish this engaging text from others on the market.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Instructor


About the Book

Becoming a Better Writer

Writing Assignments

Part One: Fourteen Basic Skills


1: Subjects and Verbs

2: Irregular Verbs

3: Subject-Verb Agreement

4: Sentence Types

5: Fragments I

6: Fragments II

7: Run-Ons and Comma Splices I

8: Run-Ons and Comma Splices II

9: The Comma

10: The Apostrophe

11: Quotation Marks

12: Homonyms

13: Capital Letters

14: Parallelism

Part Two: Extending the Skills


15: Preparing a Paper

16: Punctuation Marks

17: Pronoun Forms

18: Pronoun Problems

19: Adjectives and Adverbs

20: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

21: Word Choice

22: Numbers and Abbreviations

23: More about Subjects and Verbs

24: More about Subject-Verb Agreement

25: More about Verbs

26: Even More about Verbs

27: More about Run-Ons and Comma Splices

28: More about Commas

29: More about Apostrophes

30: More about Quotation Marks

31: More about Homonyms

32: More about Capital Letters

Part Three: Proofreading


33: Basics about Proofreading

34: Ten Proofreading Tests

Part Four: Related Matters


35: Spelling Improvement

36: Parts of Speech

37: Dictionary Use


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