Business English for the 21st Century / Edition 4

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Overview

This comprehensive grammar book helps users develop a clear, concise writing style and serves as a reference for grammar and usage. The volume covers all aspects of grammar and usage such as business language and dictionaries, spelling rules, parts of speech, sentence analysis, possessive nouns, personal pronouns, verbs, verbals, prepositions, connectives, building sentences, uses of the comma, uses of dashes, parentheses, and brackets and other punctuation, general vocabulary study for business use and general review. For anyone working in a business environment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132271653
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 5/23/2006
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 488
  • Sales rank: 990,878
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit I: FOUNDATIONS

1. Business Language and Dictionaries

2. Spelling

3. A Preview of the Parts of Speech

4. Sentence Analysis

UNIT II: NAMING

5. Capitalization

6. Plural Nouns

7. Possessive Nouns

UNIT III: WORDS THAT SAY WHO YOU MEAN

8. Personal Pronouns

9. Agreement of Pronouns and Antecedents

10. Troublesome Pronouns

UNIT IV: ACTION AND INTENSITY

11. Verbs: Agreement and Mood

12. Verbs in Sentences

13. Tenses of Verbs

14. Regular and Irregular Verbs

15. Verbals

UNIT V: EFFECTIVE DESCRIPTION

16. Modifiers of Nouns and Pronouns

17. Adjectives

18. Adverbs

UNIT VI: PUTTING IDEAS TOGETHER

19. Prepositions

20. Connectives in Coordinate Constructions

21. Connectives in Complex Sentences

UNIT VII: CLEAR CONSTRUCTION

22. Building Sentences: to work toward

23. Building Sentences: what to avoid

24. Writing Numbers

UNIT VIII: MAJOR PUNCTUATION

25. Comma 1

26. Comma 2

27. Comma 3

28. Colons and Semicolons

UNIT IX: SECONDARY PUNCTUATION

29. Dashes, Parentheses, and Brackets

30. Quotation Marks, Ellipses, and Apostrophes

31. Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points

UNIT X: WORD POWER

32. General Vocabulary

33. Business Vocabulary

34. Executives’ Choice

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