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Hodge's Harbrace Handbook: Workbook,9780155065185

Hodge's Harbrace Handbook: Workbook

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Pub. Date:
8/17/2000
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Table of Contents

Part I---Grammar
Parts of Sentences
1(44)
Parts of speech
1(1)
Verbs and predicates
2(2)
Subjects, objects, and complements
4(6)
Phrases
10(5)
Clauses (dependent, independent; restrictive, nonrestrictive)
15(2)
Punctuating phrases and clauses
17(1)
Sentence forms and function
18(27)
Exercises
21(24)
Sentence Boundary Problems
45(14)
Sentence fragments
45(2)
Comma splices and fused sentences (run-ons)
47(12)
Exercises
51(8)
Verbs
59(18)
Principal parts of verbs
59(2)
Subject-verb agreement
61(3)
Tense forms
64(1)
Mood
65(1)
Incorrect shifts in tense or mood
65(12)
Exercises
67(10)
Pronouns
77(12)
Pronoun-antecedent agreement
78(1)
Pronoun reference
79(2)
Pronoun case (subjective, objective and possessive)
81(1)
Pronouns in compound constructions
81(1)
Who vs. whom
82(7)
Exercises
83(6)
Modifiers
89(14)
Adverbs
89(1)
Adjectives
90(2)
Placement of modifiers
92(2)
Dangling modifiers
94(9)
Exercises
95(8)
Part II-Punctuation and Other Mechanics of Writing
Comma
103(26)
After introductory elements in a sentence (words, phrases, dependent clauses)
103(2)
Before a coordinating conjunction
105(1)
Between items in a series
105(2)
With nonrestrictive or parenthetical elements
107(3)
Unnecessary commas
110(19)
Exercises
113(16)
Semicolon
129(6)
Connecting independent clauses
129(1)
Separating elements that contain commas
130(5)
Exercises
131(4)
Apostrophe
135(8)
Showing possession
135(2)
With contractions and numbers
137(1)
Forming certain plurals
137(1)
Unnecessary apostrophes
137(6)
Exercises
139(4)
Quotation Marks
143(8)
Direct quotations and dialogue
143(3)
Titles of short works
146(1)
Words used in a special sense
146(1)
Placement of other punctuation with quotation marks
147(4)
Exercises
149(2)
Other Marks of Punctuation
151(10)
Period
151(1)
Question mark
151(1)
Exclamation point
152(1)
Colon
153(1)
Dash
153(1)
Parentheses
154(1)
Brackets
155(1)
Slash
155(1)
Ellipses
155(6)
Exercises
157(4)
Spelling
161(18)
Exercises
163(16)
Capitalization
179(4)
Proper names and acronyms
179(1)
Titles of rank or address
179(1)
Titles and subtitles
180(1)
First words of sentences and of directly quoted speech
180(1)
Unnecessary capitals
180(3)
Exercises
181(2)
Italics
183(4)
Titles of plays, books, and other long works
183(1)
Foreign words
184(1)
Names of legal cases, ships, satellites, and spacecraft
184(1)
Words, letters, or numbers spoken of as such in a sentence
184(1)
Emphasized words
184(3)
Exercises
185(2)
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers
187(6)
Titles of address or position
187(1)
Names of countries, continents, states, months, etc.
187(1)
Abbreviations in addresses
187(1)
Abbreviations for parts of books and reference materials
188(1)
Acronyms
188(1)
Numbers
188(5)
Exercises
191(2)
Part III-Word Selection and Word Use
Usage
193(6)
Appropriate to audience
193(1)
Easily confused words
193(6)
Exercises
195(4)
Exactness
199(8)
Precise word choice
199(1)
Idioms
200(1)
Avoiding cliches
201(6)
Exercises
203(4)
Conciseness
207(6)
Eliminating wordiness
207(1)
Eliminating needless repetition
208(1)
Necessary repetition
209(4)
Exercises
211(2)
Clarity and Completeness
213(4)
Confusion caused by omitted articles, verbs or their auxiliaries, or prepositions
213(1)
Complete comparisons
214(1)
Complete intensifiers
214(3)
Exercises
215(2)
Part IV-Style
Sentence Unity and Consistency
217(10)
Related ideas
217(1)
Arranging details
217(1)
Mixed constructions
218(1)
Faulty predication
218(1)
Unnecessary shifts
219(8)
Exercises
223(4)
Subordination and Coordination
227(10)
Subordination and coordination
227(2)
Punctuating dependent clauses and coordinated independent clauses
229(8)
Exercises
231(6)
Parallelism
237(8)
Balancing similar grammatical elements
237(1)
Correlatives and parallel structure
238(7)
Exercises
241(4)
Emphasis
245(8)
Arrangement of words in a sentence
245(1)
Arranging ideas in ascending order
246(1)
Active vs. passive voice
246(1)
Repeating important words
246(1)
Inverting standard word order
246(1)
Balanced sentence construction
247(6)
Exercises
249(4)
Variety
253(8)
Varying sentence length
253(1)
Varying sentence structure
254(1)
Varying kinds of sentences
255(6)
Exercises
257(4)
Part V-Writing
Critical Thinking
261(10)
Fact vs. opinion
261(1)
Inductive vs. deductive reasoning
262(1)
Fallacies
263(8)
Exercises
267(4)
Paragraph
271(14)
Unity
271(3)
Coherence, transitions
274(5)
Details and examples
279(6)
Exercises
283(2)
The Essay
285(24)
Purpose, audience, and occasion
285(2)
Finding an appropriate topic
287(1)
Focusing on a topic
287(2)
Establishing a thesis
289(1)
Arranging ideas
290(1)
Writing the first draft
291(3)
Revising subsequent drafts
294(15)
Exercises
299(10)
Research and Documentation
309
Conducting research
309
MLA documentation
311
Exercises
315


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