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English Essentials (College)

English Essentials (College) - 05 edition

English Essentials (College) - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9780073043265

ISBN10: 0073043265

English Essentials (College) by John Langan - ISBN 9780073043265
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2005
International: No
English Essentials (College) by John Langan - ISBN 9780073043265

ISBN13: 9780073043265

ISBN10: 0073043265

Edition: 05

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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.

New Features

  • 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.

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

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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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