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Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs : An Introduction to Basic Sentences and Paragraphs

Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs : An Introduction to Basic Sentences and Paragraphs - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618056170

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ISBN13: 978-0618056170
ISBN10: 0618056173
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Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2002
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Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs : An Introduction to Basic Sentences and Paragraphs - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618056170

Keith S. Folse, April Muchmore-Vokoun and Elena Vestri Solomon

ISBN13: 978-0618056170
ISBN10: 0618056173
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Designed to create a structure of academic writing skills, Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs teaches the grammar needed for accurate sentence construction and the basics of paragraph development. Grammar activities and practice are taught in context through model paragraphs that provide authentic input regarding English composition and paragraph cohesion. More than 100 activities, plus journal writing and peer editing sheets, help students understand the types of sentences that make good paragraphs and give them the practice they need to gain confidence in their writing.

The text is divided into eight units, with two appendices. Each unit contains the following exercises: Scrambled Sentences; Writing Sentences About a Topic; Proofreading; Sequencing; Copying; Paragraph Analysis; Following Writing Advice; Grammar Practice; Writing; and Peer Editing.

Author Bio

Folse, Keith S. : University of Central Florida


Muchmore-Vokoun, April : University of South Florida


Solomon, Elena Vestri : Uzbekistan Teachers of English Association

Table of Contents

I. The English Sentence

Unit 1. Understanding Sentence Basics

What Is a Sentence?
Working with Sentences
The Parts of a Sentence: Subject and Verb
Sentences in Paragraphs
Peer Editing
Journal Writing

Unit 2. Connecting Sentences and Paragraphs

Sentences: Using Adjectives
What Is a Paragraph?
Working with the Whole Paragraph
Working with Topic Sentences
Working with the Body of the Paragraph
Working with Concluding Sentences

II. Developing Sentences

Unit 3. Writing About the Present

Begin with the Present Tense
Negatives and the Present Tense
Sentences with Object Pronouns
Sentence Types: Simple and Compound

Unit 4. Writing About the Past

Begin with the Past Tense
Irregular Past Tense Verbs
Negative Verb Review
Compound Sentences with But

Unit 5. Describing Actions

Using the Present Progressive
Using he Connector And
Using the Connector So
Adverbs

Unit 6. Writing About the Future

Talking About the Future
Using Time Words
Be Going To with Negatives
Complex Sentences
Articles A, An, The
Questions and Answers: Structures with Because

Unit 7. Writing Sentences with Adjective Clauses and Place Phrases

Writing with Adjective Clauses
Understanding Place Phrases

Unit 8. More Practice with Sentences and Paragraphs

Practice with Sentences and Paragraphs
Responding to Issues in the News

Appendices

1. Capitalization Rules
2. Spelling Rules for Regular Past Tense Verbs
3. Irregular Past Tense Verbs
4. Spelling of the -ing (present participle) Form of Verbs
5. Common Stative, or Non-Action, Verbs
6. Definite Article The
7. Common Noncount Nouns
8. Possessive Adjectives
9. Quantifiers
10. The Prepositions In, At, and On
11. Some Common Comma Rules
12. Order of Adjectives
13, Definitions of Useful Language Terms
14. Extra Writing Activities for More Practice
15. Peer Editing Sheets
16. Answer Key

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