Top 20 Great Grammar for Great Writing

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-18
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co
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Top 20offers instruction and practice of twenty grammar points, all essential to good English writing. Because editing is an important skill in academic writing, a large number of the exercises deal with the development of this ability. In particular, the exercises attempt to draw students' attention to common grammatical errors and then teach them various ways to make corrections.Top 20can be used in writing classes with any text (such asGreat Paragraphs, Great Essays, Blueprints 1,andBlueprints 2) or as a stand-alone for a grammar class. Each of the 20 grammar points in the text is broken down into 4 or 5 subsets so students gain a deeper understanding of correct usage.

Table of Contents

Verb Tense Review
Problems with Verb Tenses
Subject-Verb Agreement
Articles: a, an, the
Word Forms
Modals: Present and Future
Past Modals
Gerunds and Infinitives
Passive voice and Participial Adjectives
Logical connectors
Sentence Matters: Variety, Common Problems (Run-ons, Comma Splices, Fragments), and Punctuation
Parallel structure
Adjective clauses
Noun clauses
Adverb clauses
Confusing Pairs of Words: Verbs and Nouns
Confusing Pairs of Words: Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositions
Parts of speech
Irregular Verb Forms
Irregular Noun Plurals
Comparative and Superlative Forms of Adjectives and Adverbs
Understanding the Writing Process: The Seven Steps
Editing Symbols
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