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At a Glance : Sentences

At a Glance : Sentences - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0618542260

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ISBN13: 978-0618542260
ISBN10: 0618542264
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2006
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At a Glance : Sentences - 3RD 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618542260

Lee Brandon

ISBN13: 978-0618542260
ISBN10: 0618542264
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 06
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

Quick, comprehensive writing guidance at a low cost--the At a Glance series can be paired with any developmental title or used independently. This flexible series includes a separate textbook for sentences, paragraphs, essays, and a reader. Each book features clear, concise instruction reinforced by extensive practice, exercises, and examples.

The Third Edition of At Glance: Sentences continues to focus on the essential grammar and sentence mechanics. In addition, the text features twenty-six new exercises in sentence writing, a section on sentence variety, and new suggested writing topics.

  • Straightforward advice on writing, with extensive practice and abundant explanations and examples.
  • A clear, concise discussion of writing strategies includes examples from student writing to illustrate all stages of the writing process.
  • Classroom-tested exercises help students with sentence, paragraph and essay organization.
  • Career-related and reading-related writing assignments capture students' interest, and questions on the readings stimulate discussion, writing, and critical thinking.
  • A self-evaluation chart helps students measure their own writing progress and identify their difficulties.
  • A writer's checklist at the end of every chapter outlines the stages of the writing process.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with a Chapter Review.

1. Parts of Speech

Nouns
Pronouns
Verbs
Adjectives
Adverbs
Prepositions
Conjunctions
Interjections

2. Subjects and Verbs

Subjects
Verbs
Location of Subjects and Verbs

3. Kinds of Sentences

Clauses
Types of Sentences

4. Combining Sentences

Coordination: The Compound Sentence
Subordination: The Complex Sentence
Coordination and Subordination: The Compound-Complex Sentence
Other Ways to Combine Ideas
Omissions: When Parts are Missing
Variety in Sentences: Types, Order, Length, Beginnings

5. Correcting Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-Ons

Fragments
Comma Splices and Run-Ons

6. Balancing Sentence Parts

Basic Principles of Parallelism
Signal Words
Combination Signal Words

7. 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

8. Pronouns

Pronoun Case
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Pronoun Reference

9. Adjectives and Adverbs

Selecting Adjectives and Adverbs
Comparative and Superlative Forms
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers

10. Punctuation and Capitalization

End Punctuation
Commas
Semicolons
Quotation Marks
Punctuation with Quotation Marks
Italics
Dashes
Colons
Parentheses
Brackets
Apostrophes
Hyphens
Capitalization

11. Spelling and Commonly Confused Words

Spelling Tips
Frequently Misspelled Words
Confused Spelling/Confusing Words
Wordy Phrases

12. The Writing Process: Paragraphs and Essays

The Paragraph and Essay Defined
The Writing Process
Common Paragraph Patterns
A Variety of Writing Topics

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