9780321103543

Reviewing Basic Grammar: A Guide to Writing Sentences and Paragraphs

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321103543

  • ISBN10:

    0321103548

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

This basic, step by step sentence to paragraph developmental writing textbook offers writing instruction and practice on grammar rules and concepts that help students succeed in their college courses and beyond. Introductory material on writing effective paragraphs is also included.

Table of Contents

Preface
Getting Started: Computers, Grammar, and Paragraphs. Standard English: Who Needs It? Writing with the Computer. Writing Sentences
The Paragraph: An Overview
Writing Paragraphs
The Parts of Speech: A Review
The Noun
The Pronoun
The Verb
The Adjective
The Adverb
The Preposition
The Conjunction
The Interjection
Language Tips
Writing Sentences
Review Test 2-A: Parts of Speech
Review Test 2-B: Parts of Speech
Writing Paragraphs
The Topic Sentence and Unity in the Paragraph
Finding the Subject and the Verb in the Sentence
The Subject and the Verb
Finding the Verb
Action Verbs
Linking Verbs
Words Mistaken for the Verb
Finding the Subject
Subjects and Other Words in the Sentence
Simple and Complete Subjects
Compound Subjects
Subjects in Inverted Sentences
Subjects with Verbs in Active and Passive Voice
Subjects and Prepositional Phrases
Subjects and Verbs in Compound and Complex Sentences
Language Tips
Writing Sentences
Review Test 3-A: Finding the Subject and the Verb in the Sentence
Review Text 3-B: Finding the Subject and the Verb in the Sentence
Writing Paragraphs
Coherence in the Paragraph Through Chronological Order
Making the Subject and Verb Agree
Language Tips
Writing Sentences
Review Test 4-A: Making the Subject and Verb Agree
Review Test 4-B: Making the Subject and Verb Agree
Writing Paragraphs
Coherence in the Paragraph Through Spatial Order
Common Errors Involving Verbs
Regular Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Suggestions for Using Irregular Verbs
Using the Correct Tense
Shifts in Tense
Two Pairs of Irregular Verbs
Language Tips
Writing Sentences
Review Test 5-A: Common Errors Involving Verbs
Review Test 5-B: Common Errors Involving Verbs
Writing Paragraphs
Coherence in the Paragraph Through Order of Importance
Using the Correct Form of the Pronoun
The Classes of Pronouns
Personal Pronouns
The Subject Pronouns
The Object Pronouns
The Possessive Pronouns
The Relative Pronouns
Who, Which, and That: Special Uses
Intensive and Reflexive Pronouns: Pronouns Ending in -self and -selves
Some Problems with Pronouns: Who and Whom
Language Tips
Writing Sentences
Review Exercise 6-A: Using the Correct Form of the Pronoun
Review Exercise 6-B: Using the Correct Form of the Pronoun
Writing Paragraphs
Coherence in the Paragraph by Using Transitional Words and Phrases
Common Errors in Pronoun Agreement and Reference
Agreement in Number
Agreement in Person
Pronoun Reference
Avoiding Sexism in Pronoun Usage
Language Tips
Writing Sentences
Review Test 7-A: Common Errors in Pronoun Agreement and Reference
Review Test 7-B: Common Errors in Pronoun Agreement and Reference
Writing Paragraphs
Developing a Paragraph by Examples
Compound and Complex Sentences
Compound Sentences
Tips for Punctuating Compound Sentences
Complex Sentences
Three Kinds of Dependent Clauses
Adverb Clauses
Adjective Clauses
Noun Clauses
Language Tips
Review Test 8-A: Compound and Complex Sentences
Review Test 8-B: Compound and Complex Sentences
Writing Paragraphs
Developing a Paragraph by Comparison and Contrast
Correcting Sentence Fragments, Run-on Sentences, and Comma-Splices
Sentence Fragments
Phrases as Fragments
Noun Fragments
Dependent Clauses as Fragments
Run-on Sentences
Comma-Splices
Comma-Splices and Conjunctive Adverbs
Language Tips
Writing Sentences
Review Test 9-A: Correcting Sentence Fragments, Run-on Sentences, and Comma- Splices
Review Test 9-B: Correcting Sentence Fragments, Run-on Sentences, and Comma-Splices
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