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Building Sentences - Text Only

Building Sentences - Text Only - 3rd edition

Building Sentences - Text Only - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780131501386

ISBN10: 0131501380

Building Sentences - Text Only by Benita Mackie - ISBN 9780131501386
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Building Sentences - Text Only by Benita Mackie - ISBN 9780131501386

ISBN13: 9780131501386

ISBN10: 0131501380

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 95

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This successful developmental English text and workbook guides students from manageable units of language to increasingly more complex sentences. Emphasizing sentence construction rather that sentence analysis, the text includes a wealth of exercises that help students practice their newly acquired skills.

  • Augmented "Suggestions for Writing" given at the end of each chapter to encourage students to write and to introduce them to writing as a process.
  • Eliminates explanatory content and exercises not suited to the beginning writer and simplifies explanations wherever possible.
  • Adds a new chapter (8) to serve as an introduction to the concepts of subordination and coordination within the paragraph as well as within the sentence.
  • Stresses essentials by providing students with all the basic rules and guidelines necessary to write clear and correct sentences.
  • Freshens and revises exercises throughout.

Author Bio

Mackie, Benita : Catonsville Community College

Rompf, Shirley Johnsen : Catonsville Community College

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Building the Sentence Base: Subjects, Verbs, and Complements.

2. Using Pronouns.

3. Using Adjectives and Adverbs.

4. Using Prepositional Phrases.

5. Using the Principal Parts of Verbs.

6. Using the Verb Be.

7. Using the Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs.

8. Understanding Coordination and Subordination.

9. Using Coordination: Compound Elements of a Simple Sentence.

10. Using Coordination: Building Compound Sentences.

11. Using Subordination: Adverb Clauses.

12. Using Subordination: Adjective Clauses.

13. Using Subordination: Participial Phrases and Appositive Phrases.

14. Using Subordination: Noun Clauses and Verbal Phrases as Nouns.

15. Maintaining Continuity: Verbs in Sequence.

16. Maintaining Continuity: Pronoun Reference and Agreement.

17. Avoiding Common Sentence Errors: Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-on Sentences.

18. Reviewing the Comma.

Appendix A: Using Singular and Plural Nouns.
Appendix B: Using A, An, and The.
Appendix C: Capitalizing Nouns.
Appendix D: Using Possessive Nouns.
Appendix E: Spelling Principal Parts of Verbs.