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This is the edition with a publication date of 6/22/2006.
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This very approachable text combines instruction in parts of speech andentence structure with down-to-earth examples, funny illustrations, andxamination of some of the more amusing and peculiar words in the Englishanguage. A chapter on clear e-mail communication and etiquette is brand newn this edition, as are many of the author's challenging "Brain Ticklers."er helpful chapter on how to edit a school paper has also been heavilyevised and updated.
Table of Contents
|Parts of Speech||p. 1|
|Noun Pointers||p. 3|
|Pronoun Pointers||p. 15|
|Verb Pointers||p. 23|
|Adjective and Adverb Pointers||p. 40|
|Conjunction Pointers||p. 51|
|Preposition Pointers||p. 55|
|Interjection Pointers||p. 57|
|Building and Punctuating Sentences||p. 67|
|Making Sentences||p. 69|
|Sentences, Fragments, Phrases, and Clauses||p. 70|
|Road Signs: Punctuation||p. 76|
|Highlights: Abbreviations, Numbers, Symbols, and Emphasis||p. 134|
|Agreement Between Subject and Verb||p. 159|
|Agreement Between Pronouns and Antecedents||p. 168|
|Words, Words, Words||p. 177|
|Wacky Words We Love to Misuse||p. 179|
|One Word or Two?||p. 204|
|Confusing Pears||p. 205|
|The Top Goofs in Students' Writing||p. 217|
|Getting It All Together: Editing a Paper||p. 248|
|Writing E-mails||p. 263|
|E-Mail Etiquette||p. 265|
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