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English Fundamentals

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16th
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9780205825974

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0205825974
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Pub. Date:
1/20/2011
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Longman
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Summary

English Fundamentalsprovides students with solid explanations, an abundance of exercises, and the numerous progress tests they need to master the principles of quality writing. Beginning with the fundamental elements of the sentence, this book presents each topic with clear, detailed explanations and numerous exercises. The first lessons introduce the basic system of the language. Once the foundation is laid, subsequent lessons explore more complex structures and relationships. The final instructional section surveys college writing in a brief, very accessible manner.

Table of Contents

Preface  

Part 1

Basic Sentence Patterns  

Lessons, Practice Sheets, and Exercises

   1  The Simple Sentence; Subjects and Verbs  

Practice Sheet 1 • Subjects and Verbs  

Exercise 1 • Subjects and Verbs  

  2  Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositions  

Practice Sheet 2 • Parts of
Speech  

Exercise 2 • Parts of Speech  

Exercise 2A • Subjects and
Verbs  

   3  Basic Sentence Patterns with Intransitive Verbs  

Practice Sheet 3 • Sentence Patterns 1 & 2  

Exercise 3 • Subjects, Verbs, and Complements  

   4  Basic Sentence Patterns with Transitive Verbs  

Practice Sheet 4 • Complements of Transitive Verbs  

Exercise 4 • Complements of Transitive Verbs  

   5  Forms of the Verb; Auxiliary Verbs  

Practice Sheet 5 • Auxiliary Verbs; Basic Sentence Patterns  

Exercise 5 • Identifying the Base of Verbs; Auxiliary Verbs  

  6  Alterations of Basic Sentence Patterns  

Practice Sheet 6 • Alterations of Basic Sentence Patterns: Passive Verbs; Questions  

Exercise 6 • Alterations of Basic Sentence Patterns: Passive Verbs; Questions  

Check Sheet  

 

Part 2

Clauses and Phrases  

Lessons, Practice Sheets, and Exercises

  7  Coordination: Compound Sentences  

Practice Sheet 7 • Coordination: Compound Sentences  

Exercise 7 • Coordination: Compound Sentences  

   8  Subordination: Adverb
Clauses  

Practice Sheet 8 • Adverb
Clauses  

Exercise 8 • Adverb Clauses  

  9  Subordination: Adjective
Clauses  

Practice Sheet 9 • Adjective Clauses  

Exercise 9 • Adjective
Clauses  

    10  Subordination: Noun Clauses  

Practice Sheet 10 • Subordination: Noun
Clauses  

Exercise 10 • Subordination: Noun Clauses  

Exercise 10A • Subordinate Clauses  

    11  Subordination: Gerund and Infinitive Phrases  

Practice Sheet 11 • Gerund and Infinitive Phrases  

Exercise 11 • Gerund and Infinitive Phrases  

    12  Subordination: Participial and Absolute Phrases  

Practice Sheet 12 • Participial and Absolute Phrases  

Exercise 12 • Participial and Absolute Phrases  

Exercise 12A • Verbal Phrases; Complements in Phrases  

Check Sheet  

 

Part 3

Sentence Building  

Lessons, Practice Sheets, and Exercises

    13  Completeness: Dealing with Sentence Fragments  

Practice Sheet 13 • Identifying Sentence Fragments  

Exercise 13 • Correcting Sentence Fragments  

Exercise 13A • Correcting Sentence Fragments  

    14  Misplaced Modifiers; Dangling Modifiers  

Practice Sheet 14 • Misplaced Modifiers  

Exercise 14 • Misplaced
Modifiers  

Practice Sheet 14A • Dangling Modifiers  

Exercise 14A • Dangling
Modifiers  

    15  Subordination  

Practice Sheet 15 • 
Subordination  

Exercise 15 • Subordination  

    16  Parallel Structure;
Comparisons  

Practice Sheet 16 • Parallel Structure: Comparisons  

Exercise 16 • Parallel Structure: Comparisons  

Check Sheet  

 

Part 4

Punctuation  

Lessons, Practice Sheets, and Exercises

    17  Commas to Separate 

Practice Sheet 17 • Commas to Separate  

Exercise 17 • Commas to
Separate  

Exercise 17A • Commas and Semicolons to Separate  

    18  Commas to Enclose  Practice Sheet 18 • Commas to Enclose  

Exercise 18 • Commas to
Enclose  

Exercise 18A • Commas: All
Uses  

Exercise 18B • Commas and Semicolons: All Uses  

    19  Tricky Punctuation Marks  

Practice Sheet 19 • Tricky Punctuation Marks  

Exercise 19 • Tricky Punctuation Marks  

    20  End Marks; Summary of Punctuation Rules  

Practice Sheet 20 • Review of Punctuation  

Exercise 20 • Review of Punctuation  

Exercise 20A • Review of Punctuation  

Check Sheet  

 

Part 5

Usage  

Lessons, Practice Sheets, and Exercises

    21  Using Verbs Correctly: Principal Parts; Tense  

Practice Sheet 21 • Using Verbs Correctly: Principal Parts;
Tense  

Exercise 21 • Using Verbs Correctly: Principal Parts;
Tense  

    22  Using Verbs Correctly: Subject—Verb Agreement  

Practice Sheet 22 • Using Verbs Correctly: Subject—Verb Agreement  

Exercise 22 • Using Verbs Correctly: Subject—Verb Agreement  

    23  Using Pronouns Correctly: Reference; Agreement  

Practice Sheet 23 • Using Pronouns Correctly: Reference; Agreement  

Exercise 23 • Using Pronouns Correctly: Reference;
Agreement  

    24  Using Pronouns Correctly:
Case  

Practice Sheet 24 • Using Pronouns Correctly: Case  

Exercise 24 • Using Pronouns Correctly: Case 

Exercise 24A • Using Pronouns Correctly: Reference and Case  

    25  Using Modifiers and Prepositions Correctly 

Practice Sheet 25 • Using Modifiers and Prepositions Correctly  

Exercise 25 • Using Modifiers
and Prepositions Correctly  

    26  Puzzling Word Choices  

Practice Sheet 26 • Puzzling
Word Choices  

Exercise 26 • Puzzling Word Choices  

Check Sheet  

 

Part 6

Plurals and Capitals;
Revising, Proofreading, and Correcting  

Lessons, Practice Sheets, and Exercises

    27  Plurals and Capitals  

Practice Sheet 27 • Plurals and Capitals  

Exercise 27 • Plurals and
Capitals  

    28  Proofreading and Correcting; A Word on Writing with a Computer  

Practice Sheet 28 • Revision

Exercise 28 • Proofreading and Correcting  

 

Part 7

 Progress Tests  

   1  Parts of Speech

   2  Subjects and Verbs

   3  Sentence Patterns 1 & 2

   4  Complements

   5  Auxiliary Verbs; Basic Sentence Patterns

   6  Identifying the Base of Verbs; Auxiliary Verbs

   7  Coordination: Compound Verbs and Compound Sentences

   8  Adverb Clauses

   9  Adjective Clauses

10  Noun Clauses

11  Gerund and Infinitive Phrases

12  Participial Phrases; Absolute Phrases

13  Identifying Sentence Fragments

14  Misplaced Modifiers; Dangling Modifiers

15  Subordination

16  Parallel Structures: Comparisons

17  TK

18  Commas to Enclose

19  & 20 Tricky Punctuation Marks; End Marks

21   Using Verbs Correctly: Principal Parts; Tense

22  Using Verbs Correctly: Subject—Verb Agreement

23  Using Pronouns Correctly: Case

25 Using Modifiers and Prepositions Correctly

   

Appendix A • Sentence Combining  

Appendix B • Diagnostic Tests

Appendix C • Answer Key to Practice Sheets 

Index  

 



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