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English Essentials: What Everyone needs to Know About Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage

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ISBN13:

9781591940227

ISBN10:
1591940222
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Townsend Pr
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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 Essentials is 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
Introduction
About the Book Becoming a Better Writer Writing Assignments
Fourteen Basic Skills Preview
Subjects and Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
Sentence Types
Fragments I
Fragments II
Run-Ons and Comma Splices I
Run-Ons and Comma Splices II
The Comma
The Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
Homonyms
Capital Letters
Parallelism
Extending the Skills Preview
Preparing a Paper
Punctuation Marks
Pronoun Forms
Pronoun Problems
Adjectives and Adverbs
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Word Choice
Numbers and Abbreviations
More about Subjects and Verbs
More about Subject-Verb Agreement
More about Verbs
Even More about Verbs
More about Run-Ons and Comma Splices
More about Commas
More about Apostrophes
More about Quotation Marks
More about Homonyms
More about Capital Letters
Proofreading Preview
Basics about Proofreading
Ten Proofreading Tests
Related Matters Preview
Spelling Improvement
Parts of Speech
Dictionary Use Index
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