Business English / Edition 10

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Overview

Dr. Mary Ellen Guffey's BUSINESS ENGLISH helps students become successful communicators in any business arena with its proven grammar instruction and supporting in-text and online resources. The perennial leader in grammar and mechanics texts, the 10th edition of BUSINESS ENGLISH uses a three-tiered approach to break topics into manageable units, letting students identify and hone the most critical skills and measure their progress along the way. Packed with insights from more than thirty years of classroom experience in business communications, BUSINESS ENGLISH also includes access to the author's new premier website, www.meguffey.com, and its many resources for building language skills, including all-new, interactive exercises.

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A book/CD-ROM package teaching essential concepts of business English and Web-based skills. Material is broken into three manageable segments to give instructors flexibility. Learning features include pretests and chapter tests, many exercises, and writing and proofreading activities, plus useful and humorous margin notes. Includes worksheets and perforated pages. This seventh edition contains exercises on navigating the Web, and editing exercises that can downloaded off the Web. The author is affiliated with Los Angeles Pierce College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324789744
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 665,404
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

A dedicated professional, Mary Ellen Guffey is Professor Emerita of Business from Los Angeles Pierce College. She has taught business communication and business English topics for more than thirty years and has written several market-leading, internationally acclaimed textbooks, including BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRODUCT and ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION. A leader in the field, Dr. Guffey partners with and mentors hundreds of business communication instructors across the country. Her newsletters have a loyal readership around the world while her workshops, articles, websites and other teaching materials help instructors with all levels of experience achieve better results in their courses.

Carolyn M. Seefer earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and her MBA from John F. Kennedy University, where she graduated at the top of her class. She has been teaching business courses at the college level for over twenty years. Since 1996 she has been a professor in the Business Administration Department of Diablo Valley College, a large community college in the San Francisco Bay Area. At Diablo Valley College, in addition to teaching a variety of business courses, she is faculty advisor for Phi Beta Lambda, the DVC business club; is a member of the college Scholarship Committee; serves as a mentor to new faculty; and is involved in developing procedures and guidelines for online teaching. She also recently took part in the college study abroad program, where she had the opportunity to teach in Florence, Italy, for a semester. In addition, Professor Seefer is an active member of the Association for Business Communication and has presented numerous times at ABC's annual conventions. Professor Seefer, who places great emphasis on student learning and achievement, has been named "Teacher of the Year" at three different colleges, most recently as the 2008-2009 Teacher of the Year for the Contra Costa Community College District. She has been working with Mary Ellen Guffey since 1998. During this time she has written instructor's manuals, test banks, Web-based materials, and other supplements for all of Dr. Guffey's books.

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Table of Contents

UNIT I: LAYING A FOUNDATION. 1. Reference Skills. 2. Parts of Speech. 3. Sentences: Elements, Variety, Patterns, Types, Faults. UNIT II: KNOWING THE NAMERS. 4. Nouns. 5. Possessive Nouns. 6. Personal Pronouns. 7. Pronouns and Antecedents. UNIT III: SHOWING THE ACTION. 8. Verbs: Kinds, Voices, Moods. 9. Verb Tenses and Parts. 10. Subject-Verb Agreement. UNIT IV: MODIFYING AND CONNECTING WORDS. 11. Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs. 12. Prepositions. 13. Conjunctions. UNIT V: PUNCTUATING SENTENCES. 14. Commas. 15. Semicolons and Colons. 16. Other Punctuation. UNIT VI: WRITING WITH STYLE. 17. Capitalization. 18. Numbers. Appendices. A. Developing Spelling Skills. B. Developing Vocabulary Skills. C. Reference Guide to Document Formats. Self-Help Exercises. Answers to Self-Help Exercises. Index.

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