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ISBN-10: 0618214275

ISBN-13: 9780618214273

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Lee Brandon

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Explains all the grammar and sentence mechanics necessary to write good sentences. Each chapter has an explanation of the pattern of writing covered and a suggested writing topic, examples of student and professional writing, exercises, and a chapter review.
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Book details

List price: $18.36
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 6/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 201
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Contents Note: Chapters 1–9 conclude with a Chapter Review. 1. Subjects and Verbs Subjects Verbs Location of Subjects and Verbs 2. Kinds of Sentences Clauses Types of Sentences 3. Combining Sentences Coordination: The Compound Sentence Subordination: The Complex Sentence Coordination and Subordination: The Compound-Complex Sentence Other Ways to Combine Ideas 4. Correcting Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons Fragments Comma Splices and Run-Ons 5. Balancing Sentence Parts Basic Principles of Parallelism Signal Words Combination Signal Words 6. Verbs Regular and Irregular Verbs "Problem" Verbs The Twelve Verb Tenses at a Glance Community Dialects and Standard Usage Subject-Verb Agreement Consistency in Tense Active and Passive Voice Strong Verbs 7. Pronouns Pronoun Case Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Pronoun Reference 8. Adjectives and Adverbs Selecting Adjectives and Adverbs Comparative and Superlative Forms Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers 9. Punctuation and Capitalization End Punctuation Commas Semicolons Quotation Marks Punctuation with Quotation Marks Italics Dashes Colons Parentheses Brackets Apostrophes Hyphens Capitalization 10. Spelling and Commonly Confused Words Spelling Tips Frequently Misspelled Words Confused Spelling/Confusing Words 11. The Writing Process: Paragraphs and Essays The Paragraph and Essay Defined The Writing Process Common Paragraph Patterns A Variety of Writing Topics Appendix: Parts of Speech Nouns Pronouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs Prepositions Conjunctions Interjections