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English Essentials

English Essentials - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0073533322

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ISBN13: 978-0073533322
ISBN10: 0073533327
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 13
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2013
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English Essentials - 3RD 13 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073533322

John Langan

ISBN13: 978-0073533322
ISBN10: 0073533327
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 13
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2013
International: No
Summary

John Langan's English Essentials offers guidance through the grammar, punctuation, and usage skills needed for success in college and beyond. In short, English Essentials is an efficient, accessible, and helpful guide to mastering practical English skills.The book is divided into four parts -- Part One covers fifteen basic skills; Part Two offers more in-depth information about those and other skills; Part Three presents the essential skills of proofreading, and Part Four covers spelling improvement and dictionaryuse. This student-friendly organization and structure makes the book easy to navigate and a flexible guide.Each section provides essential instructions followed by ampleactivities to encourage learning in the best possible way: by doing.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 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 Index

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