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CANADIAN WRITER'S HANDBOOK

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ISBN-10: 0132875748

ISBN-13: 9780132875745

Edition: 3rd 1995

Authors: MESSENGER

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List price: $30.30
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: PEARSON

Understanding Sentences
Introduction: The Conventions of Language
Sentence Patterns and Conventions
Subject and Predicate, Noun and Verb
Articles and Other Modifiers
Sentence Pattern 1: subject + verb
Sentence Pattern 2A: subject + verb + direct object
Sentence Pattern 2B: passive voice
Sentence Pattern 3: subject + verb + indirect object + direct object
Sentence Pattern 4A: subject + linking verb + subjective complement (predicate adjective)
Sentence Pattern 4B: subject + linking verb + subjective complement (predicate noun)
Sentence Pattern 5A: subject + verb + direct object + objective complement (adjective)
Sentence Pattern 5B: subject + verb + direct object + objective complement (noun)
Sentence Pattern 6: expletive
Other Elements: Structure Words
Independent (Main) Clauses
Subordinate (Dependent) Clauses
Functions of Subordinate Clauses
Phrases
Appositives
Absolute Phrases
Order of Elements in Declarative Sentences
Order of Elements in Interrogative Sentences
The Structure of Imperative Sentences
What is a Sentence?
Major Sentences
Minor Sentences
Fragments
Kinds of Major Sentences
Parts of Speech
Introduction: The Parts of Speech and How they Work in Sentences
Nouns
Inflection of Nouns
Grammatical Function of Nouns
Pronouns
Personal Pronouns
Impersonal Pronouns
Inbterrogative Pronouns
Relative Pronouns
Case
Demonstrative Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns
Reciprocal Pronouns
Agreement of Pronouns with Their Antecendents
Antecendents Joined by and
Antecendents Joined by or or nor
Indefinite Pronoun as Antecedent
Pronouns and Inclusive Language
Collective Noun as Antecendent
Agreement with Demonstrative Adjectives
Reference of Pronouns
Remote Antecedent
Ambiguous Reference
Vague Reference
Missing Antecedent
Indefinite you, they, and it
Verbs
Kinds of Verbs: Transitive, Intransitive, and Linking
Inflection of Verbs: Principal Parts
Irregular Verbs
Inflection for Person and Number
Auxillary Verbs
Inlection of do, be, and have
Time and the Verb: Inflection for Tense
The Functions of the Different Tenses
Sequence of Tenses
Verb Phrases in Compound Predicates
Tenses in Writing about Literature
Mood
Using the Subjunctive
Using Modal Auxillaries and Infinitives Instead of Subjectives
Voice
The Passive Voice
Agreement Between Subject and Verb
Something Intervening Between Subject and Verb
Compound Subject: Singular Nouns Joined by and
Compound Subject: Parts Joined by or or a Correlative
Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns
Subject Following Verb
Agreement with Collective Nouns
Nouns That Are Always Singular or Always Plural
Plurals: criteria, datea, media, etc
Agreement with Relative Pronouns
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