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Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage -With CD

Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage -With CD - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0312452490

Cover of Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage -With CD 4TH 06 (ISBN 978-0312452490)
ISBN13: 978-0312452490
ISBN10: 0312452497
Cover type: Spiral
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 06
Publisher: Bedford Books
Published: 2006
International: No

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Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage -With CD - 4TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312452490

Larry Beason and Mark Lester

ISBN13: 978-0312452490
ISBN10: 0312452497
Cover type: Spiral
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 06
Publisher: Bedford Books

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

This value-added package contains: Common Sense Guide to Gramar and Usage, Exercise Central To Go: Writing and Grammar Practices for Basic Writers Student CD-ROM. A savings of $10!

Table of Contents

Unit 1. Understanding the Basic Sentence

1. Fragments
2. Run-ons: Fused Sentences and Comma Splices

Unit 2. Expanding the Basic Sentence

3. Commas with And, But, Or,and Other Coordinating Conjunctions
4. Punctuating Transitional Terms
5. Punctuating Adverb Clauses

Unit 3. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree

6. Nearest-Noun Agreement Errors
7. Agreement with There is andThere was
8. Agreement with Compound Subjects

Unit 4. Using Correct Verb Tenses

9. Present, Past, and Tense Shifting
10. The Past and the Perfect Tenses

Unit 5. Understanding Pronouns

11. Pronoun Agreement
12. Vague Pronouns: This, That and It
13. I or Me? She or Her? He or Him?
14. Who, Whom, and That
15. Eliminating Sexist Pronouns

Unit 6. Placing and Punctuating Modifiers

16. Commas with Introductory Elements
17. Commas with Adjective Clauses
18. Commas with Appositives
19. Dangling Modifiers
20. Misplaced Modifiers

Unit 7. Using Apostrophes Correctly

21. Apostrophes in Contractions
22. Apostrophes in Showing Possession
23. Other Uses of the Apostrophe
24. Unnecessary Apostrophes

Unit 8. Using Other Punctuation and Capitalizing Certain Words

25. Quotation Marks with DirectQuotation and Paraphrases
26. Quotation Marks with OtherPunctuation
27. Semicolons
28. Colons
29. Capitalization

Unit 9. Writing Clear Sentences

30. Parallelism
31. Passive Voice

Unit 10. ESL: Choosing the Right Article

32. Incorrect Plurals and Articleswith Noncount Nouns
33. Using A/An, Some, and The
34. Making Generalizations without Articles

Unit 11. ESL: Using Verbs Correctly

35. The Progressive Tenses
36. Using Participles as Adjectives
37. Two-word Verbs
38. Information Questions
39. Word Order in Noun Clauses

Unit 12. A Commonsense Writing Guide

40. Reading
41. Planning
42. Drafting
43. Revising
Appendix A: Brief Documentation Guide
Appendix B: Guide to Grammar Terminology
Appendix C: Glossary of Commonly Confused Words
Appendix D: Glossary of Common Two-word Verbs