Sentence Essentials A Grammar Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-10-24
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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In this worktext, Wong ensures that students focus on their grammar and sentence-writing skills by offering clear, step-by-step instruction reinforced through numerous examples and abundant exercises for individual, partner, or group practice. Each topic is clearly defined without overwhelming details, sophisticated rules, or lengthy explanations.

Table of Contents

Note: Chapters 210 conclude with Exercises, a Chapter Summary, Writing Topics, Web Site Learning Experiences, and a Review
An Introduction to the Writing Process
Benefits of a Strong Grammar Foundation
Steps in the Writing Process
Writing Paragraphs
Key Elements of Paragraph Structure
Getting Started
Web Site Learning Experiences
Additional Noun
Markers Rules of Capitalization
People Rules of Capitalization
Places Rules of Capitalization
Things Rules of Capitalization
Literary Works and Academic Courses
Two or More Words That Function as One Noun Comma Sense
Pronouns as Objects of the Preposition
Prepositions with Two or More Objects
To as a Preposition or as a Part of an Infinitive Comma Sense
Subjects and Verbs in Simple Sentences
Subjects in Simple Sentences
Verbs in Simple Sentences
Avoiding Fragments Placement of Nouns in Sentences
Other Subject-Verb Patterns in Simple Sentences Comma Sense
Verb Forms
Simple Verb Tenses
Present and Past Participles
Additional Verb Phrases Comma Sense
Pronouns and Pronoun Agreement
Four Kinds of Personal Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Compound Subjects with Either... Or, or Neither... Nor Comma Sense
Modifiers Adjectives
Adjective Patterns Comma Sense
Adverbs Comma Sense
Compound Sentences
Three Methods of Constructing
Compound Sentences Comma Sense
Run-on Sentence and CommaSplice
Errors Subject-Verb Agreement in Compound Sentences
Complex Sentences
Type 1 Dependent Clause: Adverb Clause with a Subordinate Conjunction Comma Sense
Type 2 Dependent Clause: Adjective Clause with a Relative Pronoun Comma Sense
Type 3 Dependent Clause: Noun Clause Avoiding Fragments
Sentence Builders Appositives Combining Sentences
Using Appositives Participial Phrases
Series of Items Comma Sense
Parallelism Sentence Variety
Compound-Complex Sentences Fragments
Punctuation Guide
Student Answer Key
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