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Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs,9780618444168

Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780618444168

ISBN10:
0618444165
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/16/2004
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

The Second Edition ofGreat Sentences for Great Paragraphsteaches beginning- and low-intermediate-level students the grammar needed for accurate sentence construction and the basics of paragraph development. The text uses sample paragraphs to provide students with authentic input regarding English composition, paragraph organization, and cohesion. In addition, contextualized grammar activities, suggestions for additional writing practice, journal-writing assignments, and an emphasis on peer editing all work together to help students develop academic writing skills. TheWord Buildingfeature offers practice with common suffixes and helps students develop a rich vocabulary. Building Better Sentencesencourages students to practice constructing and combining sentences--the cornerstones of good paragraph writing. Many guided writing activities are supported by additional online material and provide independent practice of targeted structures. Activities with additional web-based content are indicated by icons in the text. Quizzes on the instructor web site help you assess student progress.

Table of Contents

Overview x
Understanding Sentence Basics
1(37)
What Is a Sentence?
1(2)
Working with Sentences
3(12)
Writer's Note: Begin a Sentence with a Capital Letter
3(1)
Writer's Note: End a Sentence with a Period
4(3)
Writer's Note: Using Capital Letters
7(1)
Writer's Note: Question Marks
8(1)
Writer's Note: Prepositions of Place-AT, ON, and IN
9(2)
Writer's Note: Exclamation Points
11(4)
The Parts of a Sentence
15(9)
Sentence Development: The Simple Sentence
15(1)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Subjects, Verbs, and Objects
16(2)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: The Verb Be
18(4)
Writer's Note: Using Supporting Ideas with There Is/There Are Sentences
22(2)
Sentences in Paragraphs
24(6)
Writer's Note: Sentences and Paragraphs
24(1)
Writer's Note: The Title of a Paragraph
25(5)
Word Building
30(1)
Building Better Sentences
30(3)
Editing
33(1)
Writer's Note: Self-Editing
33(1)
Writer's Note: Peer Editing for the Writer
33(1)
Writer's Note: Peer Editing for the Reader
34(1)
Journal Writing
34(2)
Writer's Note: Journal Writing---Write, Write, Write!
34(2)
Sample Journal
36(2)
Connecting Sentences and Paragraphs
38(29)
Sentences: Using Adjectives
38(4)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Word Order: Adjectives Before Nouns
38(2)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Word Order: Adjectives After the Verb Be
40(2)
What Is a Paragraph?
42(1)
Working with the Whole Paragraph
42(7)
Writer's Note: Topic Sentence
42(3)
Writer's Note: Indent the First Line of Every Paragraph
45(4)
Working with Topic Sentences
49(4)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Subject Pronouns
52(1)
Writer's Note: Writing About People: Proper Nouns and Subject Pronouns
53(1)
Working with the Body of the Paragraph
53(7)
Writer's Note: Supporting Sentences: The Body of a Paragraph
53(3)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Possessive Adjectives
56(2)
Writer's Note: Check for the Verb
58(2)
Working with Concluding Sentences
60(3)
Word Building
63(1)
Building Better Sentences
63(4)
Writing About the Present
67(25)
Begin with the Present Tense
67(11)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Simple Present Tense: Statements and Questions
67(2)
Writer's Note: Using Contractions
69(5)
Writer's Note: Review of There Is and There Are
74(4)
Negatives and the Present Tense
78(1)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Present Tense Verb Forms: Negatives
78(1)
Sentences with Object Pronouns
79(3)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Object Pronouns
79(3)
Sentence Types: Simple and Compound
82(6)
Sentence Development: Simple and Compound Sentences
82(2)
Writer's Note: Brainstorming Why Questions
84(1)
Writer's Note: Brainstorming with Questions
84(2)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Using A and An with Count Nouns
86(2)
Word Building
88(1)
Building Better Sentences
89(3)
Writing About the Past
92(22)
Begin with the Past Tense
92(7)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Simple Past Tense: Statements and Questions
92(2)
Writer's Note: Time Phrases with Past Tense
94(5)
Irregular Past Tense Verbs
99(5)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Past Tense of Irregular Verbs
99(3)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Making Be Negative
102(1)
Writer's Note: Using Contractions
102(1)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Other Negative Verbs
103(1)
Negative Verb Review
104(2)
Compound Sentences with But
106(5)
Sentence Development: Compound Sentences with But
106(5)
Word Building
111(1)
Building Better Sentences
112(2)
Describing Actions
114(19)
Using the Present Progressive
114(5)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Present Progressive Tense for Current Actions
114(5)
Using the Connector And
119(3)
Sentence Development: Compound Sentences with And
119(3)
Using the Connector So
122(5)
Sentence Development: Compound Sentences with So
122(4)
Writer's Note: Use Sentence Variety
126(1)
Adverbs
127(3)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Common Adverbs of Manner
127(3)
Word Building
130(1)
Building Better Sentences
130(3)
Writing About the Future
133(27)
Talking About the Future
133(6)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Be Going To: Statements and Questions
133(4)
Writer's Note: Don't Use Gonna in Writing
137(1)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Will: Statements and Questions
137(2)
Using Time Words
139(3)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Time Words and Phrases
140(2)
Be Going To and Will with Negatives
142(2)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Be Going To and Will: Negative
142(2)
Complex Sentences
144(2)
Sentence Development: Sentence Variety: Complex Sentences
144(1)
Writer's Note: Verbs in Complex Sentences
145(1)
Articles A, An, The
146(5)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Using Articles in a Sentence
147(1)
Writer's Note: Singular Count Nouns and Modifiers
148(3)
Questions and Answers: Structures with Because
151(6)
Sentence Development: Answering Questions with Because
151(3)
Writer's Note: Use Commas Between Words in a List
154(3)
Word Building
157(1)
Building Better Sentences
157(3)
Writing Sentences with Adjective Clauses and Place Phrases
160(22)
Writing with Adjective Clauses
160(13)
Sentence Development: Combining Sentences with Adjective Clauses: Who and That
162(2)
Writer's Note: Use Who or That for People
164(5)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Using Modals to Add Meaning
169(4)
Understanding Place Phrases
173(5)
Grammar and Sentence Structure: Prepositional Phrases of Place
173(5)
Word Building
178(1)
Building Better Sentences
179(3)
More Practice with Sentences and Paragraphs
182(24)
Practice with Sentences and Paragraphs
182(15)
Writer's Note: Add Interest to Your Writing
191(6)
Writer's Note: Words That Express an Opinion
197(1)
Responding to Issues in the News
197(6)
Writer's Note: Should and the Tone of Verbs
200(1)
Writer's Note: Editing
201(2)
Writer's Note: Vary Your Vocabulary
203(1)
Word Building
203(3)
Appendixes
206(65)
Appendix 1 Definitions of Useful Language Terms
208(2)
Appendix 2 Review of Verb Tenses
210(2)
Appendix 3 Capitalization Rules
212(2)
Appendix 4 Spelling Rules for Regular Past Tense Verbs
214(2)
Appendix 5 Irregular Past Tense Verbs
216(2)
Appendix 6 Spelling of the -ing (present participle) Form of Verbs
218(2)
Appendix 7 Common Stative, or Nonaction, Verbs
220(1)
Appendix 8 Definite Article The
221(2)
Appendix 9 Common Noncount Nouns
223(1)
Appendix 10 Possessive Adjectives
224(1)
Appendix 11 Quantifiers
225(1)
Appendix 12 The Prepositions At, On, and In
226(3)
Appendix 13 Connectors
229(2)
Appendix 14 Some Common Comma Rules
231(2)
Appendix 15 Order of Adjectives
233(1)
Appendix 16 Building Better Sentences
234(8)
Appendix 17 Extra Writing Activities
242(10)
Appendix 18 Peer Editing Sheets
252(19)
Index 271


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