9780321045799

Reviewing Basic Grammar : A Guide to Writing Sentences and Paragraphs

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321045799

  • ISBN10:

    0321045793

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2000
  • Publisher: Pearson (Manual)
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Summary

Perfect for use in developmental writing courses, writing laboratories, and self-tutorial formats, this step-by-step sentence-to-paragraph developmental writing textbook combines an intense grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing. The writing process has been broken down into manageable pieces and simple but clear explanations facilitate learning. The tightening of the integration of grammar and sentence writing correlates the acquisition of grammar skills with sentence writing in a series of exercises that conclude each chapter.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Getting Started: Computers, Grammar, and Paragraphs
1(6)
The Parts of Speech: A Review
7(30)
Writing Paragraphs: The Topic Sentence and Unity in the Paragraph
29(8)
Finding the Subject and the Verb in the Sentence
37(28)
Writing Paragraphs: Coherence in the Paragraph
61(4)
Making the Subject and Verb Agree
65(22)
Writing Paragraphs: Coherence Through Spatial Order
83(4)
Using the Correct Form of the Pronoun
87(24)
Writing Paragraphs: The Order of Importance
107(4)
Common Errors in Pronoun Agreement and Reference
111(24)
Writing Paragraphs: Using Transitional Words and Phrases
129(6)
Common Errors Involving Verbs
135(30)
Writing Paragraphs: Developing Paragraphs
159(6)
Compound and Complex Sentences
165(24)
Writing Paragraphs: Developing a Paragraph by Comparison and Contrast
185(4)
Correcting Sentence Fragments, Run-on Sentences, and Comma-Splices
189(22)
Writing Paragraphs: Developing a Paragraph by Classification
207(4)
Confused Sentences
211(22)
Writing Paragraphs: Developing a Paragraph by Process and Analysis
229(4)
Punctuation
233(40)
Writing Paragraphs: Developing Paragraphs by Cause and Effect
267(6)
Capitalization
273(18)
Writing Paragraphs: Developing Paragraphs by Definition
285(6)
Spelling
291(26)
Writing Paragraphs: A Review
313(4)
Appendix A Checklist for the ESL Writer 317(24)
A Glossary of Usage 341(6)
A Glossary of Grammatical Terms 347(8)
Answers to Selected Exercises 355(8)
Credits 363(4)
Index 367

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