Business English for the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 0132271656

ISBN-13: 9780132271653

Edition: 4th 2007

Authors: Patricia T. Ellison, Economics Panel Staff Behavioral and Social Sciences Survey Committee, Patricia T. Ellison

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List price: $153.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

To the Student
About the Author
Assignment Sheet
Business Language and Dictionaries
Recommendations for Business Writers
Dictionary Notes
A Few Spelling Rules
The Challenge of Spelling Correctly
Eight Helpful Rules
A Spelling List
200 Troublesome Words
A Preview of the Parts of Speech
Sentence Analysis
Sentences, Subjects, Predicates
Predicates with Different Component Parts
Action Verbs and Direct Objects
Indirect Objects
Linking Verbs and Complements
Compound Elements
Clauses, Phrases, and Appositive
Sentence Patterns
Notes on Punctuation
Unit 1 Review and Posttest: Foundations
Common and Proper Nouns
Ten Special Rules for Capitalization
Proper Nouns and Derivatives
Brand Names
Compound Proper Nouns
The Government
Noun-Number Designations
Fields of Study and Course Titles
Referring to Important Persons
Names for Places
Names for Times
Religious References
Additional Uses of Capitalization
Plural Nouns
Possessive Nouns
Singular Possessive Forms
Plural Possessive Forms
The Right Questions
Special Notes on the Possessive
Nouns Classified
Unit 2 Review and Posttest: Naming
Words That Say Who's Who
Personal Pronouns
Personal Pronouns
Uses of Case Forms
Compound Personal Pronouns
Executives' Choice: A Collection of Confused and Misused Words to Master
Agreement of Pronouns and Antecedents
Number Agreement
Gender Agreement
Definite Referent
About Company Names
Executives' Choice: Confused and Misused Words to Master
Troublesome Pronouns
Quite a Few Singular Pronouns
Just a Few Plural Pronouns
Pronouns That May Be Singular or Plural
The Case of Who Versus Whom
Compound Forms
Who, Which, and That
A Troublesome Construction
Unit 3 Review and Posttest: Words That Say Who's Who
Action and Intensity
Verbs: Agreement and Mood
Agreement of Subject and Verb
Subjunctive Mood
Executives' Choice: Confused and Misused Words to Master
Verbs in Sentences
Transitive Verbs
Intransitive Verbs
Tenses of Verbs
Present Tense
Past Tense
Future Tense
Present Perfect Tense
Past Perfect Tense
Future Perfect Tense
Executives' Choice: Confused and Misused Words to Master
Regular and Irregular Verbs
Regular Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Cause for Confusion
Executives' Choice: Confused and Misused Words to Master
The Infinitive
The Gerund
The Participle
Dangling Verbal Phrases
A Word About Punctuation
Unit 4 Review and Posttest: Action and Intensity
Effective Description
Modifiers of Nouns and Pronouns
Adjective Defined
The Placement of Adjectives
The Use of Adjectives
Adjectives That Deserve Special Mention
Adjective Phrases and Clauses
Executives' Choice: Confused and Misused Words to Master
Comparison of Adjectives
Use of Comparisons
Compound Adjectives
Exceptions to the Rule
Frequently Misused Adjectives
A Word About Punctuation
Executives' Choice: Confused and Misused Words to Master
Points to Remember
Six Nonstandard Uses of Adverbs
Did Real Good
Do Satisfactory
Weren't Given Scarcely
Tastes Badly
Sure Hope
Runs Smoother
Adverb Phrases and Clauses
Executives' Choice: Confused and Misused Words to Master
Unit 5 Review and Posttest: Effective Description
Putting Ideas Together
Connectives in Coordinate Constructions
Compound Sentences
Other Uses
Special Treatment of Short Sentences
Choosing Conjunctive Adverbs
Correlative Conjunctions
Simple Sentences
Connectives in Complex Sentences
Complex Sentences
Adverb Clauses
Adjective Clauses
Noun Clauses
Compound-Complex Sentences
The Importance of Sentence Classification
Executives' Choice: Confused and Misused Words to Master
Unit 6 Review and Posttest: Putting Ideas Together
Clear Construction
Building Sentences: What to Work Toward
Parallel Structure
Building Sentences: What to Avoid
Omission of Words
Shifts in Tense
Unnecessary Words
Misplaced Modifiers
Unclear Reference of Pronouns
Executives' Choice: Confused and Misused Words to Master
Writing Numbers
Numbers as Words
Numbers as Figures
Special Situations
Unit 7 Review and Posttest: Clear Construction
Major Punctuation
Commas, 1
Coordinate Adjectives
A Few Don'ts
Executives' Choice: Confused and Misused Words to Master
Commas, 2
Commas, 3
Semicolons and Colons
Capitalizing After a Colon
Unit 8 Review and Posttest: Major Punctuation
Secondary Punctuation
Dashes, Parentheses, and Brackets
Dashes Used with Other Marks
The Right Choice
Quotation Marks, Ellipses, and Apostrophes
Quotation Marks
Trends of the Times
Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
Additional Notes on Use of the Period
Question Marks
Exclamation Points
Unit 9 Review and Posttest: Secondary Punctuation
Word Power
General Vocabulary Study for Business Use
A Few Steps to Follow
Words to Describe People
Words to Name People
Related Words
Some Terms Commonly Used in Business
Action Words for Business
Fifteen Nouns for Business
Related Words
Executives' Choice
Unit 10 Review and Posttest: Word Power
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