English Essentials / Edition 1

English Essentials / Edition 1

by John Langan, Beth Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073043265

ISBN-13: 9780073043265

Pub. Date: 07/21/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

John Langan's English Essentials offers guidance through the grammar, punctuation, and usage skills needed for success in college and beyond. In short, English Essentials is an efficient, accessible, and helpful guide to mastering practical English skills.

The book is divided into four parts — Part One covers fifteen basic skills; Part Two offers more

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John Langan's English Essentials offers guidance through the grammar, punctuation, and usage skills needed for success in college and beyond. In short, English Essentials is an efficient, accessible, and helpful guide to mastering practical English skills.

The book is divided into four parts — Part One covers fifteen basic skills; Part Two offers more in-depth information about those and other skills; Part Three presents the essential skills of proofreading, and Part Four covers spelling improvement and dictionary use. This student-friendly organization and structure makes the book easy to navigate and a flexible guide.Each section provides essential instructions followed by ample activities to encourage learning in the best possible way: by doing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073043265
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
07/21/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Instructor

Introduction

About the Book

Becoming a Better Writer

Writing Assignments
Part One: Fourteen Basic Skills

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1: Subjects and Verbs

2: Irregular Verbs

3: Subject-Verb Agreement

4: Sentence Types

5: Fragments I

6: Fragments II

7: Run-Ons and Comma Splices I

8: Run-Ons and Comma Splices II

9: The Comma

10: The Apostrophe

11: Quotation Marks

12: Homonyms

13: Capital Letters

14: Parallelism
Part Two: Extending the Skills

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15: Preparing a Paper

16: Punctuation Marks

17: Pronoun Forms

18: Pronoun Problems

19: Adjectives and Adverbs

20: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

21: Word Choice

22: Numbers and Abbreviations

23: More about Subjects and Verbs

24: More about Subject-Verb Agreement

25: More about Verbs

26: Even More about Verbs

27: More about Run-Ons and Comma Splices

28: More about Commas

29: More about Apostrophes

30: More about Quotation Marks

31: More about Homonyms

32: More about Capital Letters
Part Three: Proofreading

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33: Basics about Proofreading

34: Ten Proofreading Tests
Part Four: Related Matters

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35: Spelling Improvement

36: Parts of Speech

37: Dictionary Use

Index

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