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At a Glance : Sentences

At a Glance : Sentences - 3rd edition

At a Glance : Sentences - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780618542260

ISBN10: 0618542264

At a Glance : Sentences by Lee Brandon - ISBN 9780618542260
Edition: 3RD 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2006
International: No
At a Glance : Sentences by Lee Brandon - ISBN 9780618542260

ISBN13: 9780618542260

ISBN10: 0618542264

Edition: 3RD 06


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

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with a Chapter Review.

1. Parts of Speech


2. Subjects and Verbs

Location of Subjects and Verbs

3. Kinds of Sentences

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

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
Quotation Marks
Punctuation with Quotation Marks

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