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Least You Should Know about English

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ISBN-10: 1413029353

ISBN-13: 9781413029352

Edition: 9th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Paige Wilson, Teresa Ferster Glazier

List price: $102.95
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With Wilson and Glazier's THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS, you'll improve your word choice, punctuation, and sentence structure as you develop as a writer. Extensive sets of exercises complement the textbook's brief, clear explanations. These timely, often humorous exercises will engage you in the mechanics of writing by allowing you to practice what you've learned and receive immediate feedback from answers provided at the back of the book.
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Book details

List price: $102.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 4/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.30" wide x 9.10" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

With an amazing gift for explaining the basics of grammar, punctuation, and writing, Paige Wilson, Associate Professor at Pasadena City College, focuses on the vital structures of English, reinforcing fundamental concepts with an abundance of easy-to-follow exercises.

Word Choice and Spelling
Your Own List of Misspelled Words
Words Often Confused (Set 1)
Words Often Confused (Set 2)
The Eight Parts of Speech
Adjectives and Adverbs
Contractions
Possessives
Words That Can Be Broken into Parts
Rules for Doubling a Final Letters
Using a Dictionary
Sentence Structure
Finding Subjects and Verbs
Locating Prepositional Phrases
Understanding Dependent Clauses
Correcting Fragments
Correcting Run-On Sentences
Identifying Verb Phrases
Using Standard English Verbs
Using Regular and Irregular Verbs
Maintaining Subject-Verb Agreement
Avoiding Shifts in Time
Recognizing Verbal Phrases
Correcting Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers
Following Sentence Patterns
Avoiding ClichTs, Awkward Phrases, and Wordiness
Correcting for Parallel Structure
Using Pronouns
Avoiding Shifts in Person
Punctuation and Capital Letters
Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point, Semicolon, Colon, Dash
Comma Rules 1, 2, and 3 Comma Rules 4, 5, and 6
Quotation Marks and Underling/Italics
Capital Letters
Writing
What Is the Least You Should Know about Writing? Basic Structures
The Paragraph: Defining a Paragraph, Types of Paragraphs, Sample Paragraphs in an Essay
The Essay: The Five-Paragraph Essay and Beyond, Defining an Essay, A Sample Essay. Writing Skills
Writing in Your Own Voice: Narration, Sample Student Essay, Description
Finding a Topic: Look to Your Interests, Focused Free Writing, Clustering, Talking with Other Students
Organizing Ideas: Thesis Statements, Organizing an Essay, Topic Sentences, Organizing Body Paragraphs, Transitional Expressions
Supporting with Details: Types of Support, Sample Student Essay
Revising Your Papers: Sample Student Rough Draft, Revision Checklist, Exchanging Papers, Proofreading Aloud
Presenting Your Work: Paper Formats, Titles
Writing about What You Read: Writing a Reaction, Coming to Your Own Conclusions, Writing 100-Word Summaries
Answers
Index