Basic Grammar and Usage

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-04
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Master the basics of the English language with BASIC GRAMMAR AND USAGE! Covering the important rules of grammar, usage, and syntax, this developmental English book provides you with clear explanations and numerous examples to help you succeed. Exercises help you strengthen your grammar and the book-specific website has grammar reviews that ensure that you master the material.

Table of Contents

Identifying Subjects and Verbs
Sentences with One Subject and One Verb
Multiple Subjects and Verbs
Distinguishing Between Objects of Prepositions and Subjects
Main Verbs and Helping Verbs
Unit Review
Subject Verb Agreement
Recognizing Singular and Plural Subjects and Verbs
Indefinite Pronouns as Subjects
Subjects Understood in a Special Sense
Subjects Joined by Conjunctions
Unit Review
Identifying and Punctuating the Main Types of Sentences
Compound Sentences
Complex Sentences
Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices
Correcting Fragments
Unit Review
Punctuation that "Sets Off" or Separates
Parenthetical Expressions
Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses
Commas with Introductory Phrases, Series, Dates, and Addresses Unit Review
Pronoun Usage
Subject, Object, and Possessive Pronouns
Pronouns in Comparisons and Pronouns with -self, --selves
Agreement of Pronouns with Their Antecedents
Order of Pronouns and Spelling of Possessives
Unit Review
Capitalization, More Punctuation, Placement of Modifiers, Parallel Structure, and Irregular Verbs
Additional Punctuation
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Parallel Structure
Irregular Verbs
Unit Review
Writing Effective Paragraphs
Answers to "A" Exercises
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