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ISBN-10: 0538728825

ISBN-13: 9780538728829

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Clarice Pennebaker Brantley, Michele Goulet Miller

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The BASICS OF ENGLISH presents grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and number usage that provides the "base" of knowledge needed to succeed in writing classes. Short, concise content delivers a thorough approach with clear-cut examples and exercises to reinforce learning.
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List price: $99.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 10/25/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 256
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Ann Jordan has served as the Career Development Manager for the Great Oaks Institute of Technology & Career Development, where she supervised the K-12 Career Development program. In this capacity, she oversaw career development programs for over 115,000 K-12 students across 36 school districts. Currently, Ann works as a career development consultant for various organizations and school districts in Southwest Ohio. Ann is the co-author of Communicating for Success and Discovering Your Career.Dr. Clarice Pennebaker Brantley frequently conducts seminars at state, regional, and national meetings. She taught communication and other business-related courses for 37 years at the secondary,…    

Michele Goulet Miller teaches a variety of business-related courses, including business communication, software applications, and medical office courses, at Milwaukee Area Technical College. In addition to teaching responsibilities, she works closely with employers to establish onsite experiences for students in certificate and associate degree programs. She is actively involved in program development based on daily experiences with the employment community in Southeastern Wisconsin. Ms. Miller also co-authors The Basics: English with Dr. Clarice Pennebaker Brantley and Effective English for Colleges with Dr. Jack Hulbert. She currently co-authors Communication Tidbits and Hotlinks� and…    

Preface
Print and Electronic References
The Dictionary
The Thesaurus
Electronic References
Nouns
Noun Classification
Nouns as Subjects and Objects
Singular and Plural Nouns
Possessive Nouns
Pronouns
Personal Pronouns
Relative Pronouns and Interrogative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Verbs
Definition of Verbs
Tenses
Commonly Confused Verbs
Voice
Verbals
Subject-Verb Agreement
Singular and Plural Subjects
Verb Forms
Subjects Joined by Connecting Words
Subject-Verb Separation
Indefinite Pronoun Subjects
Collective Noun Subjects
Adjectives
Definition of Adjectives
Descriptive Adjectives
Predicate Adjectives
Nouns and Participles as Adjectives
Proper Adjectives
Compound Adjectives
Limiting Adjectives
Degrees of Comparison
Adverbs
Definition of Adverbs
Uses of Adverbs
Adverb Forms
Placement of Adverbs
Degrees of Comparison
Double Negatives
Adverb-Adjective Confusion
Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections
Prepositions
Conjunctions
Interjections
Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences
Phrases
Clauses
Sentences
Basic Punctuation
Definition of Punctuation
Periods
Question Marks
Exclamation Points
Commas
More Punctuation
Semicolons
Colons
Quotation Marks
Apostrophes
Hyphens
Parentheses
Brackets
Capitalization and Numbers
Capitalization
Numbers
Frequently Confused/Misused Words
Checkpoint Solutions
Index