Complete Sentence Workout Book / Edition 4

Complete Sentence Workout Book / Edition 4

by Carolyn H. Fitzpatrick, Marybeth B. Ruscica
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205305660

ISBN-13: 9780205305667

Pub. Date: 12/07/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

The Complete Sentence Workout Book aids with theacquisition of skills in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics through an unparalleled assortment of exercise activities and an emphasis on learning these skills in the context of longer pieces of writing.The book works to make grammar and punctuation accessible. Although traditional terminology is used,

Overview

The Complete Sentence Workout Book aids with theacquisition of skills in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics through an unparalleled assortment of exercise activities and an emphasis on learning these skills in the context of longer pieces of writing.The book works to make grammar and punctuation accessible. Although traditional terminology is used, activities are focused on an application of grammatical forms rather than the memorization of rules. The book's goal is to make readers confident about sentence skills so that they can focus on writing.The book is carefully sequenced. Each chapter builds upon skills mastered in previous chapters.Beginning with the sentence core, subjects and verbs, readers learn to develop their sentence writing abilities through increasingly complex levels. Self-contained chapters can easily be adapted to the needs of individuals.Each chapter progresses in a developmental sequence. Chapter objectives and benefits to help link the value of grammar to good writing are at the start of each chapter. Sentence exercises following explanatory material help readers apply newly learned concepts, and later exercises encourage them to use their own writing and to put grammar concepts in their own words. Chapters conclude with review exercises which provide sentence level work initially and then progress to paragraphs and essays for editing and revision.For anyone interested in basic writing and grammar.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205305667
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
12/07/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
469
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.76(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
PART I The Composing Process 1(38)
Overview
1(2)
Exploring Topics for Paragraphs
3(11)
Generating Ideas
4(1)
Prewriting
5(4)
Narrowing Topics
9(3)
Identifying Audience and Purpose
12(2)
Developing Paragraphs
14(8)
Topic Sentences
15(3)
Primary Support Sentences
18(1)
Secondary Support Sentences
18(3)
Concluding Sentences
21(1)
Revising Paragraphs
22(8)
Revising Strategies
22(2)
Editing
24(1)
Proofreading
25(5)
Writing Essays
30(9)
Structuring Essays
31(2)
Introductions
33(2)
Conclusions
35(2)
Chapter Review Writing Assignments
37(2)
PART II The Sentence Core: Subjects and Verbs 39(56)
Identifying Subjects and Verbs
41(14)
Subjects
41(2)
Verbs
43(1)
Identifying Subjects and Verbs
43(5)
Prepositional Phrases
48(2)
Style
50(2)
Chapter Reviews
52(2)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
54(1)
Sentence Formats
55(22)
Sentence Formats
56(13)
Verbals
69(2)
Parts of Speech and Their Functions
71(2)
Classes of Sentences
73(2)
Chapter Reviews
75(1)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
76(1)
Subject-Verb Agreement
77(18)
Singular and Plural Forms
77(2)
Verbs
79(2)
Subjects
81(10)
Chapter Reviews
91(3)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
94(1)
PART III Verbs 95(36)
The Simple Tenses
97(16)
Action Verbs and Linking Verbs
97(1)
Conjugating Verbs
98(1)
The Present Tense
99(2)
The Past Tense
101(4)
The Future Tense
105(1)
Consistency of Verb Tenses
106(6)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
112(1)
The Perfect Forms
113(8)
The Perfect Tenses
113(2)
The Present Perfect Tense
115(1)
The Past Perfect Tense
116(1)
The Future Perfect Tense
117(2)
Chapter Reviews
119(1)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
120(1)
The Progressive Forms
121(10)
The Progressive Forms
121(1)
The Simple Progressive Forms
122(1)
The Perfect Progressive Forms
122(2)
Helping Verbs
124(2)
Consistency of Verb Tenses
126(2)
Chapter Reviews
128(1)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
129(2)
PART IV Correct Sentence Formation 131(52)
Types of Sentences
133(21)
Clauses
134(2)
Simple Sentences
136(2)
Compound Sentences
138(3)
Complex Sentences
141(4)
Compound-Complex Sentences
145(3)
A Final Hint
148(1)
Style
149(1)
Chapter Reviews
150(3)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
153(1)
Fragments
154(8)
No Subject
154(1)
No Verb
155(1)
-ing Verb with No Helping Verb
156(1)
No Complete Thought
156(3)
Chapter Reviews
159(2)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
161(1)
Comma Splices
162(11)
Identifying the Problem
162(1)
Correcting the Problem
163(5)
Chapter Reviews
168(4)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
172(1)
Run-Ons
173(10)
Identifying the Problem
173(1)
Correcting the Problem
174(4)
Chapter Reviews
178(3)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
181(2)
PART V Sentence Choices---Style 183(64)
Sentence Combinations
185(34)
Adjectives and Other Modifiers
186(2)
Appositives and Relative-Pronoun Clauses
188(4)
Participles
192(2)
Coordination
194(3)
Subordination
197(3)
Parallelism
200(2)
Beginning Sentences
202(3)
A Final Word
205(1)
Chapter Reviews
206(12)
Chapter Review Writing Assignments
218(1)
Diction
219(14)
Vocabularies
219(2)
Using Appropriate Language
221(2)
Denotation and Connotation
223(3)
Euphemisms and Neologisms (Invented Words or Meanings)
226(2)
Wordiness and Redundancy (Unnecessary Repetition)
228(2)
Chapter Reviews
230(2)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
232(1)
The Finer Points of Verbs
233(14)
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
233(2)
Voice
235(3)
Mood
238(1)
Verbals
239(4)
Style
243(2)
Chapter Reviews
245(1)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
246(1)
PART VI Sentence Tools 247(62)
Capitals and End Punctuation
249(12)
Capitals
249(6)
End Punctuation
255(3)
Chapter Reviews
258(1)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
259(2)
Commas to Separate
261(12)
Independent Clauses
261(2)
Items in a Series
263(1)
Coordinate Adjectives
264(1)
Long Introductory Elements
265(1)
Dates and Addresses
266(1)
Elements That Might Be Misread or Misunderstood
267(2)
Chapter Reviews
269(3)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
272(1)
Commas to Enclose
273(12)
Direct Address
274(1)
Dialogue
275(1)
Appositives
276(1)
Out-of-Place Adjectives
277(1)
Nonrestrictive Clauses and Phrases
278(1)
Parenthetical Expressions
279(3)
Chapter Reviews
282(2)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
284(1)
Apostrophes
285(9)
Indicating Possession
285(3)
Forming Contractions
288(1)
Forming Plurals
288(3)
Chapter Reviews
291(2)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
293(1)
Other Types of Punctuation
294(15)
Quotation Marks (" ")
294(4)
Colons (:)
298(1)
Ellipsis Points (...)
299(1)
Hyphens (-) and Dashes (--)
300(3)
Parentheses () and Brackets []
303(2)
Chapter Reviews
305(3)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
308(1)
PART VII Correct Forms 309(70)
Pronoun Reference
311(15)
Personal Pronouns and Cases
311(2)
Pronoun Agreement
313(4)
Special Problems
317(5)
Chapter Reviews
322(3)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
325(1)
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
326(12)
Misplaced Modifiers
326(4)
Dangling Participles and Dangling Modifiers
330(1)
Split Infinitives
331(3)
Chapter Reviews
334(3)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
337(1)
Adjectives and Adverbs
338(14)
Functions of Adjectives and Adverbs
338(9)
Chapter Reviews
347(4)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
351(1)
Confusing Words
352(11)
Chapter Reviews
360(2)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
362(1)
Spelling
363(16)
Types of Spelling Errors
363(1)
Words with ie or ei
364(2)
Addiing Prefixes
366(1)
Changing y to i
367(3)
Silent e
370(2)
Doubling the Final Consonant
372(2)
Chapter Reviews
374(3)
Chapter Review Writing Assignment
377(2)
PART VIII Reading to Write 379(38)
Analytical Reading
381(4)
Reading as Thinking
381(1)
Analyzing Essays
382(1)
The Analytical Reading Process (SQ3R)
382(3)
Readings for Writing
385(32)
Narratives
385(9)
"An Eye-Witness's View of the San Francisco Earthquake" by Jack London
386(1)
"Man at His Best" by Robin Lampson
387(2)
"The Library Card" by Richard Wright
389(4)
"The All-American Job" by Joseph Liberatore (student)
393(1)
Paragraph Assignments
394(1)
Descriptions
394(4)
"The Beach" by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
395(1)
"Together They Stay a World Apart" by Alison McLean
396(1)
"Paradise Can Be a Concentration Camp" by Regina Raffety (student)
397(1)
Paragraph Assignments
398(1)
Comparisons and Contrasts
398(5)
"A 90's Kind of Rivalry" by Peter Dejonge
399(1)
"1899: The Names Have Changed, but the Worries Remain" by Deborah Solomon
400(1)
"Lives Beyond the Beltway" by Doug Eppler (student)
401(1)
Paragraph Assignments
402(1)
Causes and Effects
403(6)
"The Arrest of Rosa Parks" by Martin Luther King, Jr.
403(1)
"Did You Lose Something?" by Dorothy Foltz-Gray
404(3)
"A Place to Come Home To" by Ryan Bromwell (student)
407(1)
Paragraph Assignments
408(1)
Definitions
409(4)
"Incident at Rifle River" from The Economist
410(1)
"The Tomato as Endangered Species" by Linda Bridges
410(2)
"War Games" by Ray Stolle (student)
412(1)
Paragraph Assignments
412(1)
Classifications
413(4)
"Three New Yorks" by E. B. White
413(1)
"Whales" by Rachel Carson
414(1)
"Baseball Spectators" by Shellie Smith (student)
415(1)
Paragraph Assignments
415(2)
Appendix: Common ESL Mistakes, by Marriott Nielsen 417(11)
Answer Key 428(33)
Credits 461(2)
Index 463

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