Summary: In the words of the text's best-selling author, John Langan, "Grammar books can be really dull. But they don't have to be. English Essentials is a new text that makes grammar, punctuation, and usage interesting--with pictures, stories, and activities students will enjoy." The affordable price, ease of use, and simple, familiar language distinguish this engaging text from others on the market.
Personal photos and stories: The text illustrates grammar skills with photos and stories of interesting people from all walks of life.
Engaging examples and materials: In addition to the photos and true-to-life stories, lively and engaging examples and practice materials help maintain student interest throughout.
Inclusiveness: In addition to full coverage of grammar, punctuation, and usage skills, the texts includes a brief guide to writing, writing assignments, practice in the key skill of proofreading, and coverage of spelling, parts of speech, and dictionary use.
Ease of use: The chapters are self-contained, and many begin with a one-page review that presents the basics of a given skill. Explanations appear in simple, familiar language, and the book's tone is friendly and helpful.
Abundant opportunity for practice: Each chapter in Part One offers three full-page activities and five full-page tests. The last two of the tests are designed to resemble standardized tests and permit easy grading. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:05 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Year Published: 2005 International: No
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Preface to the Instructor Introduction About the Book Becoming a Better Writer Writing Assignments
Part One: Fourteen Basic Skills
Preview 1: Subjects and Verbs 2: Irregular Verbs 3: Subject-Verb Agreement 4: Sentence Types 5: Fragments I 6: Fragments II 7: Run-Ons and Comma Splices I 8: Run-Ons and Comma Splices II 9: The Comma 10: The Apostrophe 11: Quotation Marks 12: Homonyms 13: Capital Letters 14: Parallelism
Part Two: Extending the Skills
Preview 15: Preparing a Paper 16: Punctuation Marks 17: Pronoun Forms 18: Pronoun Problems 19: Adjectives and Adverbs 20: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers 21: Word Choice 22: Numbers and Abbreviations 23: More about Subjects and Verbs 24: More about Subject-Verb Agreement 25: More about Verbs 26: Even More about Verbs 27: More about Run-Ons and Comma Splices 28: More about Commas 29: More about Apostrophes 30: More about Quotation Marks 31: More about Homonyms 32: More about Capital Letters
Part Three: Proofreading
Preview 33: Basics about Proofreading 34: Ten Proofreading Tests
Part Four: Related Matters
Preview 35: Spelling Improvement 36: Parts of Speech 37: Dictionary Use
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