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Sentence Skills : Workbook for Writer

Sentence Skills : Workbook for Writer - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073371696

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ISBN13: 978-0073371696
ISBN10: 0073371696
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 9TH 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2011
International: No

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Sentence Skills : Workbook for Writer - 9TH 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073371696

John Langan

ISBN13: 978-0073371696
ISBN10: 0073371696
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 9TH 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

This best-selling sentence-level worktext by John Langan continues to help students master the essential grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and usage skills needed for clear, thoughtful writing. The eighth edition of Sentence Skills, Form A features new exercises and activities, a new visual program, and much more!

Table of Contents

PART ONE: EFFECTIVE WRITING

CHAPTER ONE: Learning Sentence Skills

Why Learn Sentence Skills?

Your Attitude about Writing

How This Book is Organized

How to Use This Book

CHAPTER TWO: A Brief Guide to Effective Writing

What Is a Paragraph?

The Goals of Effective Writing

Activities in the Goals of Effective Writing

CHAPTER THREE: The Writing Process

Steps in the Writing Process

Activities in the Writing Process

Ten Writing Assignments

PART TWO: SENTENCE SKILLS

Section 1: Grammar

CHAPTER FOUR: Subjects and Verbs

CHAPTER FIVE: Fragments

CHAPTER SIX: Run-Ons

CHAPTER SEVEN: Sentence Variety I

Section 2: Verbs, Pronouns, and Agreement

CHAPTER 8: Standard English Verbs

CHAPTER 9: Irregular Verbs

CHAPTER 10: Subject-Verb Agreement

CHAPTER 11: Consistent Verb Tense

CHAPTER 12: Additional Information about Verbs

CHAPTER 13: Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View

CHAPTER 14: Pronoun Types

Section 3: Modifiers and Parallelism

CHAPTER 15: Adjectives and Adverbs

CHAPTER 16: Misplaced Modifier

CHAPTER 17: Dangling Modifiers

CHAPTER 18: Faulty Parallelism

Section 4: Punctuation and Mechanics

CHAPTER 20: Paper Format

CHAPTER 21: Capital Letters

CHAPTER 22: Numbers and Abbreviations

CHAPTER 23: End Marks

CHAPTER 24: Apostrophe

CHAPTER 25: Quotation Marks

CHAPTER 26: Comma

CHAPTER 27: Other Punctuation Marks

Section 5: Word Use

CHAPTER 28: Dictionary Use

CHAPTER 29: Spelling Improvement

CHAPTER 30: Omitted Words and Letters

CHAPTER 31: Commonly Confused Words

CHAPTER 32: Effective Word Choice

PART THREE: REINFORCEMENT OF SENTENCE SKILLS

Combined Mastery Tests

Fragments and Run-Ons

Verbs

Pronouns

Faulty Modifiers and Parallelism

Capital Letters and Punctuation

Word Use

Editing and Proofreading Tests

Test 1: Fragments

Test 2: Fragments

Test 3: Run-Ons (Fused Sentences)

Test 4: Run-Ons (Comma Splices)

Test 5: Standard English Verbs

Test 6: Irregular Verbs

Test 7: Faulty Parallelism

Test 8: Capital Letters

Test 9: Apostrophes

Test 10: Quotation Marks

Test 11: Commas

Test 12: Commonly Confused Words

Combined Editing Tests

Appendixes

Appendix A: How a Computer Can Help

Appendix B: Parts of Speech

Appendix C: ESL Pointers

Appendix D: Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test

Appendix E: Sentence-Skills Achievement Test

Appendix F: Answers to Introductory Activities and Practice Exercises in Part Two

Index

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