9780618957798

At a Glance: Sentences

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618957798

  • ISBN10:

    0618957790

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

The Fourth Edition of AT A GLANCE: SENTENCES focuses on essential grammar and sentence mechanics. This text features instruction in the writing process, writing patterns, increased emphasis on critical thinking, eighty-four new writing topics, and new exercises.

Table of Contents

The Writing Process: Paragraphs and Essays The Paragraph and Essay Defined The Writing Process The Writing Process Worksheet
Combined and Specific Patterns of Writing and Writing
Topics Combined Patterns of Writing
Specific Patterns of Writing
A Variety of Writing Topics
Parts of Speech Nouns Pronouns Verbs
Adjectives Adverbs Prepositions Conjunctions Interjections
Subjects and Verbs Subjects Verbs Location of Subjects and Verbs
Kinds of Sentences Clauses Types of Sentences
Combining Sentences Coordination
The Compound Sentence Subordination
The Complex Sentence Coordination and Subordination
The Compound-Complex Sentence Other Ways to Combine
Ideas Omissions: When Parts
Are Missing Variety in Sentences: Types, Order, Length, Beginnings
Correcting Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons Fragments Comma Splices and Run-Ons
Balancing Sentence Parts Basic
Principles of Parallelism Signal
Words Combination Signal Words
Verbs Regular and Irregular
Verbs "Problem" Verbs The Twelve Verb
Tenses at a Glance Community Dialects and Standard
Usage Subject-Verb Agreement
Consistency in Tense Active and Passive
Voice Strong Verbs
Pronouns Pronoun Case Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Pronoun Reference
Adjectives and Adverbs Selecting
Adjectives and Adverbs Comparative and Superlative
Forms Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
Punctuation and Capitalization End Punctuation
Commas Semicolons Quotation Marks
Punctuation with Quotation Marks Italics
Dashes Colons Parentheses Brackets
Apostrophes Hyphens Capitalization
Spelling and Commonly Confused Words
Spelling Tips Frequently Misspelled
Words Confused Spelling/Confusing Words Wordy Phases
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