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Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and Usage,9780130210227

Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and Usage

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9780130210227

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0130210226
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

For writers who want a clear, concise, user-friendly reference beside them while they write, this handbook has it all. Its easy-to-navigate coverage offers a wide variety of traditional topics and ESL tips as well as the most current information on writing with computers, conducting online research, and using MLA, APA, Chicago Manual, and CBE citation formats. Anyone who spends time writing—whether for professional or personal use—will find valuable assistance with the writing process; argument reading and writing; all major areas of grammar and mechanics; conducting research in libraries and online; using the World Wide Web as a resource; documenting and evaluating both print and electronic sources; document design; and writing resumes and cover letters. For anyone writing either professional or personal documents.

Table of Contents

The Writing Process
Purposes and Audiences
1(2)
Writing Processes and Strategies
3(10)
Paragraphs
13(7)
Argument
20(10)
Writing with Computers
30(3)
Revising Sentences: Accuracy, Clarity, and Variety
Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
33(3)
Subject-Verb Agreement
36(6)
Sentence Fragments
42(3)
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
45(4)
Parallel Constructions
49(3)
Consistency (Avoiding Shifts)
52(3)
Faulty Predication
55(2)
Coordination and Subordination
57(4)
Sentence Clarity
61(3)
Transitions
64(5)
Sentence Variety
69(4)
Parts of Sentences
Verbs
73(13)
Nouns and Pronouns
86(5)
Pronoun Case and Reference
91(9)
Adjectives and Adverbs
100(7)
Prepositions
107(2)
Subjects
109(2)
Phrases
111(2)
Clauses
113(6)
Essential and Nonessential Clauses and Phrases
119(3)
Sentences
122(5)
Punctuation
Commas
127(15)
Apostrophes
142(5)
Semicolons
147(4)
Colons
151(3)
Quotation Marks
154(4)
Hyphens
158(3)
End Punctuation
161(5)
Other Punctuation
166(7)
Mechanics and Spelling
Capitals
173(3)
Abbreviations
176(3)
Numbers
179(3)
Underlining/Italics
182(2)
Spelling
184(11)
Style and Word Choice
Sexist Language
195(2)
Unnecessary Words
197(4)
Appropriate Words
201(10)
Research
Finding a Topic
211(2)
Searching for Information
213(5)
Evaluating Sources
218(5)
Taking Notes
223(8)
Using Sources
231(8)
Online
Research Online
239(4)
Web Resources
243(3)
Evaluating Internet Sources
246(2)
Citing Internet Sources
248(7)
Documentation
Documenting in MLA Style
255(26)
Documenting in APA Style
281(18)
Documenting in Other Styles
299(14)
ESL Concerns
American Style in Writing
313(1)
Verbs
313(5)
Omitted Words
318(1)
Repeated Words
318(1)
Count and Noncount Nouns
319(2)
Adjectives and Adverbs
321(5)
Prepositions
326(1)
Idioms
327(18)
Appendices
A Document Design
329(5)
B Resumes
334(11)
Glossary of Usage 345(10)
Glossary of Grammatical Terms 355(18)
Using Compare and Correct and Question and Correct 373(1)
Compare and Correct 374(12)
Index 386(19)
Correction Symbols 405


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