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Ideal for student writers, this compact grammar reference guide contains many challenging and useful practice activities. This text provides a guide to the 20 most common errors students make in writing, such as subject-verb agreement, verb tense choice, and article usage. Each unit contains a straightforward description of the troublespot and practice activities. An answer key enables students to use the book as a self-study reference guide.
Ann Raimes is a leading authority on grammar and second language writing. She is the author of numerous articles and books, For over thirty years, she has been teaching composition and rhetoric at Hunter College, City University of New York
Table of Contents
|Troublespot 1 Basic Sentence Structure||1||(8)|
|Troublespot 2 Sentence Building||9||(10)|
|Troublespot 3 Sentence Boundaries||19||(7)|
|Troublespot 4 Punctuation||26||(6)|
|Troublespot 5 Verbs and Auxiliaries||32||(9)|
|Troublespot 6 Verb Tense System||41||(6)|
|Troublespot 7 Present Verb Tenses||47||(9)|
|Troublespot 8 Past Verb Tenses||56||(8)|
|Troublespot 9 Active and Passive Voice||64||(9)|
|Troublespot 10 Modal Auxiliaries||73||(8)|
|Troublespot 11 Nouns and Quantity Words||81||(9)|
|Troublespot 12 Subject-Verb Agreement||90||(8)|
|Troublespot 13 Articles||98||(8)|
|Troublespot 14 Pronoun and Pronoun Reference||106||(8)|
|Troublespot 15 Adjectives and Adverbs||114||(9)|
|Troublespot 16 Infinitive, -ing, and Past Participle Forms||123||(9)|
|Troublespot 17 Prepositions and Phrasal Verbs||132||(10)|
|Troublespot 18 Relative Clauses||142||(8)|
|Troublespot 19 Conditions and Wishes||150||(6)|
|Troublespot 20 Quoting, Reporting, and Citing Sources||156||(11)|