Bedford Basics A Workbook for Writers

ISBN-10: 0312154577
ISBN-13: 9780312154578
Edition: 3rd 1998 (Workbook)
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 4/15/1998
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 435
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

The Writing Process
Generating ideas; sketching a plan
Roughing out an initial draft
Making global revisions; revising sentences
Choosing a document design
Constructing Paragraphs
Focusing on a main point
Developing the main point
Improving coherence
Clear Sentences
Coordination and subordination
Parallelism
Needed words
Mixed constructions
Misplaced and dangling modifiers
Shifts
Emphasis
Variety
Word Choice
Wordy sentences
Appropriate language
Exact Words
Grammatical Sentences
Sentence fragments
Run-on sentences
Subject-verb agreement (is or are, etc.)
Pronoun-antecedent agreement (singular or plural)
Pronoun reference (clarity)
Pronoun case (I or me, etc.)
Who or whom
Adjectives and adverbs (good or well, etc.)
Standard English verb forms
Verb tense, mood, and voice
ESL Trouble Spots
Special problems with verbs
The articles a, an, and the
Other trouble spots
Punctuation
The comma
Unnecessary commas
The semicolon
The colon
The apostrophe
Quotation marks
End punctuation
Other punctuation marks: the dash, parentheses, brackets, the ellipsis mark, the slash
Mechanics
Abbreviations
Numbers
Italics (underlining)
Spelling
The hyphen
Capital letters
Grammar Basics
Introduction
Parts of speech
Sentence patterns
Subordinate word groups
Sentence types
Glossary of Usage
Answers to Tutorials, Guided Practice, and Preview Exercises
Index

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