CliffsNotes Writing: Grammar, Usage, and Style Quick Review, 3rd Edition

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Nouns - Verbs - Pronouns - Modifiers - Connecting Words and Phrases - Clauses, Phrases, and Sentences - Common Sentence Errors - Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks - Commas, Semicolons, and Colons - Dashes, Parentheses, and Quotation Marks - Idioms, Clichés, Jargon, and Wordiness - How to Begin a Writing Assignment - How to Research and Organize Your Writing - Revising and Editing ...

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Overview

Inside the Book:

Nouns - Verbs - Pronouns - Modifiers - Connecting Words and Phrases - Clauses, Phrases, and Sentences - Common Sentence Errors - Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks - Commas, Semicolons, and Colons - Dashes, Parentheses, and Quotation Marks - Idioms, Clichés, Jargon, and Wordiness - How to Begin a Writing Assignment - How to Research and Organize Your Writing - Revising and Editing - Review Questions - Resource Center - Glossary - Frequently Confused Words

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470880784
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 171,523
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

CLAUDIA L. W. REINHARDT holds degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University and Emerson College. She has worked as a writer and editor in business communications, and now teaches in the Writing Center at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska.

JEAN EGGENSCHWILER, M.A. is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Stanford University. She has taught English and Composition in high school and worked as a business editor and writer.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

How This Book Will Help You.

How to Use This Book.

Hundreds of Practice Questions Online!

Chapter 1: Noun: Person, Place, Thing, Idea, or Activity.

Chapter 2: Verb: Word or Phrase Expressing Action or State of Being.

Chapter 3: Pronoun: Word Used in Place of a Noun.

Chapter 4: Modifi ers: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Compound Modifiers.

Chapter 5: Connecting Words and Phrases: Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections.

Chapter 6: Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences.

Chapter 7: Common Sentence Errors.

Chapter 8: Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks.

Chapter 9: Commas, Semicolons, and Colons.

Chapter 10: Dashes, Parentheses, and Quotation Marks.

Chapter 11: Idioms, Clichés, Jargon, Slang, Euphemisms, and Wordiness.

Chapter 12: How to Begin a Writing Assignment.

Chapter 13: How to Research and Organize Your Writing.

Chapter 14: Writing: From Introduction to Conclusion.

Chapter 15: Revising and Editing.

Review Questions.

Resource Center.

Books About Writing.

Online Resources.

Glossary.

Appendix: Frequently Confused Words.

Index.

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