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Students need both strong language and computer skills to succeed in today's workplace. For over two decades Business English has helped thousands of students improve their language skills. Building on the success of previous editions, Business English, 8e, continues to provide a comprehensive review of English grammar, punctuation, style, and usage.
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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 (
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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: 760,671
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Unit 1 Laying a Foundation 1
Chapter 1 Reference Skills 2
Chapter 2 Parts of Speech 18
Chapter 3 Sentences: Elements, Patterns, Types 32
Unit 2 Knowing the Namers 51
Chapter 4 Nouns 52
Chapter 5 Possessive Nouns 69
Chapter 6 Personal Pronouns 87
Chapter 7 Pronouns and Antecedents 105
Unit 3 Showing the Action 129
Chapter 8 Verbs: Kinds, Voices, Moods 130
Chapter 9 Verb Tenses and Parts 145
Chapter 10 Verb and Subject Agreement 166
Chapter 11 Verbals 183
Unit 4 Modifying and Connecting Words 211
Chapter 12 Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs 212
Chapter 13 Prepositions 230
Chapter 14 Conjunctions That Join Equals 245
Chapter 15 Conjunctions That Join Unequals 260
Unit 5 Punctuating Sentences 285
Chapter 16 Commas 286
Chapter 17 Semicolons and Colons 305
Chapter 18 Other Punctuation 322
Unit 6 Writing With Style 351
Chapter 19 Capitalization 352
Chapter 20 Numbers 369
Appendix A Developing Spelling Skills 395
Appendix B Developing Vocabulary Skills 405
Appendix C Reference Guide to Document Formats 415
Self-Help Exercises
Contents 429
Exercises 432
Index 505
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