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Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and Usage

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780130982216

ISBN10:
0130982210
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

This brief, spiral-bound handbook is ideal for writers who want a clear, concise, user-friendly reference beside them while they write. 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, CBE and COS citation formats. It also covers all major areas of grammar and mechanics, conducting research in libraries, using the World Wide Web as a resource, documenting and evaluating both print and electronic sources, document design, and writing resumes and cover letters.

Table of Contents

The Writing Process
Purposes and Audiences
Writing Processes and Strategies
Paragraphs
Argument
Writing with Computers
Revising Sentences for Accuracy, Clarity, and Variety
Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Subject-Verb Agreement
Sentence Fragments
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
Parallel Constructions
Consistency/Avoiding Shifts
Faulty Predication
Coordination and Subordination
Sentence Clarity
Transitions
Sentence Variety
Parts of Sentences
Verbs
Nouns and Pronouns
Pronoun Case and Reference
Adjectives and Adverbs
Prepositions
Subjects
Phrases
Clauses
Essential and Nonessential Clauses and Phrases
Sentences
Punctuation
Commas
Apostrophes
Semicolons
Colons
Quotation Marks
Hyphens
End Punctuation
Other Punctuation
Mechanics and Spelling
Capitals
Abbreviations
Numbers
Underlining/Italics
Spelling
Style and Word Choice
Sexist Language
Unnecessary Words
Appropriate Words
ESL Concerns
American Style in Writing
Verbs
Omitted Words
Repeated Words
Count and Noncount Nouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
Prepositions
Idioms
Research
Finding a Topic
Searching for Information
Evaluating Sources
Taking Notes
Using Sources
Online Research
Research Online
Web Resources
Evaluating Internet Resources
Citing Internet Resources
Documentation
Documenting in MLA Style
Documenting in APA Style
Documenting in Other Styles
Document Design, Public Writing, Writing about Literature
Document Design
Public Writing
Writing About Literature
Appendices
Glossary of Usage
Glossary of Grammatical Terms
Answer Key for Exercises
Index
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