9780321458629

Reviewing Basic Grammar A Guide to Writing Sentences and Paragraphs (with MyWritingLab)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321458629

  • ISBN10:

    0321458621

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 7/31/2006
  • Publisher: Longman
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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 toparagraphwriting. 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
Getting Started: Computers, Grammar, Sentences, and Paragraphs
Standard English: Who Needs It
Writing with the Computer
Writing Sentences Editing Exercise
The Paragraph: An Overview Introductory and Concluding Paragraphs
Introductions Conclusions
Writing Paragraphs
The Parts of Speech: A Review
The Noun
The Pronoun
The Verb
The Adjective
The Adverb
The Preposition
The Conjunction
The Interjection A Word of Caution Editing Exercises Writing Sentences: The Parts of Speech
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
Editing Exercises
Writing Sentences: Identifying
Subjects and Verbs
Review Test 3-A: Finding the Subject and the Verb in the Sentence
Review Test 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
Subject-Verb Agreement
Editing Exercises
Writing Sentences: Subject and Verb Agreement
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
A Few Suggestions for Using the Correct Tense
Shifts in Tense
Two Pairs of Irregular Verbs: Lie and Lay and Sit and Set
Lie and Lay Sit and Set
Editing Exercises Writing Sentences: The Correct Form of the Verb
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
Subject Pronouns
Object Pronouns
Possessive Pronouns
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 Editing Exercises
Writing Sentences: Using the Correct Form of the Pronoun
Review Test 6-A: Using the Correct Form of the Pronoun
Review Test 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 Editing Exercises
Writing Sentences: Avoiding Common Errors in Pronoun
Usage 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 Using Examples
Compound and Complex Sentences
Compound Sentences
Punctuating Compound Sentences Complex Sentences
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