9780073371696

Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers

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    9780073371696

  • ISBN10:

    0073371696

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/7/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

This best-selling sentence-level worktext by John Langan continues to help students master the essential grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and usage skills needed for clear, thoughtful writing. The ninth edition ofSentence Skillsfeatures new writing assignments, review tests, and references.

Table of Contents

Effective Writing
Learning Sentence Skills
Why Learn Sentence Skills?
Your Attitude about Writing
How This Book is Organized
How to Use This Book
A Brief Guide to Effective Writing
What Is a Paragraph?
The Goals of Effective Writing
Activities in the Goals of Effective Writing
The Writing Process
Steps in the Writing Process
Activities in the Writing Process
Ten Writing Assignments
Sentence Skills
Grammar
Subjects and Verbs
Fragments
Run-Ons
Sentence Variety I
Verbs, Pronouns, and Agreement
Standard English Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Subject-Verb Agreement
Consistent Verb Tense
Additional Information about Verbs
Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View
Pronoun Types
Modifiers and Parallelism
Adjectives and Adverbs
Misplaced Modifier
Dangling Modifiers
Faulty Parallelism
Punctuation and Mechanics
Paper Format
Capital Letters
Numbers and Abbreviations
End Marks
Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
Comma
Other Punctuation Marks
Word Use
Dictionary Use
Spelling Improvement
Omitted Words and Letters
Commonly Confused Words
Effective Word Choice
Reinforcement of Sentence Skills
Combined Mastery Tests
Fragments and Run-Ons
Verbs
Pronouns
Faulty Modifiers and Parallelism
Capital Letters and Punctuation
Word Use
Editing and Proofreading Tests
Fragments
Fragments
Run-Ons (Fused Sentences)
Run-Ons (Comma Splices)
Standard English Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Faulty Parallelism
Capital Letters
Apostrophes
Quotation Marks
Commas
Commonly Confused Words
Combined Editing Tests
Appendixes
How a Computer Can Help
Parts of Speech
ESL Pointers
Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test
Sentence-Skills Achievement Test
Answers to Introductory Activities and Practice Exercises in Part Two
Index
Corrections Symbols
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