Pearson Business Reference and Writer's Handbook (with downloadable ebook access code)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2009-04-24
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This easy-to-use reference tool helps users quickly access the information they need to solve writing problems and improve their use of Standard English. Offering a two books-in-one approach, it includes principles for producing grammatically correct documents (business reference manual) and concrete examples of how to improve and modify writing to meet specific communications objectives (writing handbook). Its functional organization is underscored by its color-coded design, clearly distinguishing between parts, sections, headings and topics so material is quick and easy to find. This book comes with a FREE eBook access code! Anyone interested in improving their writing and communication skills.

Table of Contents

Basic Sentence Structure
the Parts of Speech in Sentences
Definitions of the Parts of the Speech
Subjects and Verbs (Predicates) in Sentences
Direct and Indirect Objects in Sentences
Subject-Verb Agreement
Basic Rule of Agreement
Subjects Joined byand
Subjects Joined by Other Connectors
Collective Nouns as Subjects
Pronouns as Subjects
Pronoun Subjects that Can Be Singular or Plural (Indefinite)
Youas a Subject
Phrases that Function as Subjects
Phrases in Sentences
Essential and Nonessential Phrases
Phrases Functioning as Subjects
Phrases Functioning as Modifiers
Clauses in Sentences
Types of Sentences
Connecting Independent Clauses
Avoiding Comma Splices and Run-On Sentences
Connecting Dependent and Independent Clauses
Correcting Sentence Fragments
Parallel Construction of Clauses and Phrases
Verb Tense
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