9780072381320

Sentence Skills : A Workbook for Writers, Form A

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072381320

  • ISBN10:

    0072381329

  • Edition: 7TH
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/5/2002
  • 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 seventh edition of Sentence Skills, Form A features a greater emphasis on prewriting and revision, a new chapter for non-native speakers, and much more!

Table of Contents

Introduction: Learning Sentence Skills

PART ONE: EFFECTIVE WRITING

A Brief Guide to Effective Writing

Practice in Effective Writing

PART TWO: SENTENCE SKILLS

Section 1: Grammar

Subjects and Verbs

Fragments

Run-Ons

Standard English Verbs

Irregular Verbs

Subject-Verb Agreement

Consistent Verb Tense

Additional Information about Verbs

Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View

Pronoun Types

Adjectives and Adverbs

Misplaced Modifier

Dangling Modifiers

Faulty Parallelism

Section 2: Mechanics

Paper Format

Capital Letters

Numbers and Abbreviations

Section 3: Punctuation

End Marks

Apostrophe

Quotation Marks

Comma

Other Punctuation Marks

Section 4: Word Use

Dictionary Use

Spelling Improvement

Omitted Words and Letters

Commonly Confused Words

Effective Word Choice

PART THREE: REINFORCEMENT OF SENTENCE SKILLS

Mastery Tests

Subjects and Verbs (4 tests)

Fragments (4)

Run-Ons (4)

Standard English Verbs (4)

Subject-Verb Agreement (4)

Consistent Verb Tense (2)

Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View (4)

Pronoun Types (2)

Adjectives and Adverbs (2)

Misplaced Modifiers (2)

Dangling Modifiers (2)

Parallelism (2)

Capital Letters (4)

Numbers and Abbreviations (2)

End Marks (2)

Apostrophe (4)

Quotation Marks (4)

Comma (4)

Other Punctuation Marks (2)

Dictionary Use (2)

Spelling Improvement (2)

Omitted Words and Letters (2)

Commonly Confused Words (4)

Effective Word Choice (4)

Combined Mastery Tests

Fragments and Run-Ons (2)

Verbs (2)

Pronouns (2)

Faulty Modifiers and Parallelism (2)

Capital Letters and Punctuation (2)

Word Use (2)

Editing and Proofreading Tests

Test 1: Fragments

Test 2: Run-Ons (Fused Sentences)

Test 3: Run-Ons (Comma Splices)

Test 4: Standard English Verbs

Test 5: Irregular Verbs

Test 6: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Test 7: Parallelism

Test 8: Capital Letters

Test 9: Apostrophe

Test 10: Quotation Marks

Test 11: Commas

Test 12: Commonly Confused Words

Combined Editing Tests

PART FOUR: SENTENCE VARIETY THROUGH COMBINING ACTIVITIES

Four Traditional Sentence Patterns

The Simple Sentence

The Compound Sentence

The Complex Sentence

The Compound-Complex Sentence

Review of Coordination and Subordination

Other Patterns That Add Variety to Writing

-ing Word Groups

-ed Word Groups

Appositives

-ly Openers

To Openers

Prepositional Phrase Openers

Series of Items

Sentence-Combining Exercises

APPENDIXES

A. Diagnostic and Achievement Tests

B. Answers to Introductory Projects and Practice Exercises

C. Progress Charts

Rewards Program

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