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This hands-on worktext offers a lively, accessible, and user-friendly alternative for readers (including those with poor English skills) who dread the thought of barebones traditional grammar and communication instruction and its overkill of rules. Personalized by warmth, light humor, and inspiration, it focuses on the "real-world" English skills needed to get a good job, hold the job, and advance in a career—i.e., how to write and speak Standard English for careers and to avoid noticeable errors. It features a reading level that assures readability for nearly any reader, and uses unique presentation techniques (e.g., Read-Recap-Replay segments and adult-level "on-the-job" information embedded in skill exercises) that make principles easy to learn and remember. Covers Parts of Speech; Fragments, Run-Ons, Comma Splices, Correct Sentences; Dictionary Use in the 21st Century; Plural, Compound, Proper, and Inclusive Nouns; Pronouns; Verbs; Adjectives and Adverbs; Possessives and Other Apostrophe Usage; Punctuation; A Business Dictionary; Homonyms, Prepositions, Pronunciation; Writing Great Sentences; and Workplace Writing. For anyone who wants to improve workplace skills in English and communication.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130802316
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 6/1/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 408

Table of Contents

Dear Student xi
Pretest xv
About the Author xvii
Acknowledgments xix
1 Tools of the Trade: Parts of Speech 1
1 Who or What 2
2 Doing, Having, Being, and Helping 7
3 The Modifiers 10
4 The Connectors 14
5 Versatile Tools 19
6 Dictionary Data 20
2 Secret Life of a Sentence Revealed: Fragments, Run-Ons, Comma Splices, Correct Sentences 26
7 Identity, Action, Independence 27
8 Fragments, Anyone? 31
9 Capital Punishment 34
10 Three Important Connections 36
11 Making More Connections 41
12 Full Stops Ahead 44
3 Ain't is in the Dictionary: Dictionary Use in the 21st Century 49
13 All Shapes and Sizes 51
14 Misspellers Anonymous 55
15 Cracking the Code 59
16 An Owner's Manual 62
4 Apples, Tigers, and Swahili: Plural, Compound, Proper, and Inclusive Nouns 70
17 Safety in Numbers 71
18 The Eccentric S 74
19 Plurals Out of Uniform 76
20 Compounds and Propers 78
21 Banishing Bias from Business English 82
22 Vocabulary Building 87
5 Be Kind to the Substitute Week: Pronouns 93
23 Just Between You and Me 94
24 Me, Myself, and I 98
25 A Tale of a Lizard's Tail 101
26 A Whodunit 102
27 Everybody Needs Milk 106
28 A Gaggle of Geese 110
6 Looking for the Action?: Then Find the Verbs! 117
29 Timely Tips 119
30 Delinquent Verbs 122
31 Dictionary Data 125
32 Identifying Subjects and Verbs 127
33 Making the Subject and Verb Agree 130
34 If I Were a Millionaire 134
35 A Swarm of Bees 135
7 Words That Describe: Adjectives and Adverbs 142
36 Pointers for Pointers 143
37 Three Little Words 145
38 I Don't Want No Broccoli 147
39 Good, Gooder, Goodest?? 149
40 To Ly or Not To Ly, That Is the Question 152
41 More Shakespeare/More Comparisons 154
8 The Taming of the Apostrophe: Possessives and Other Apostrophe Usage 163
42 The Ubiquitous S 164
43 Before or After? 167
44 More Apostrophes 171
9 The Pause That Refreshes: , . ! ? 179
45 Wine, Women, and Song 180
46 For Adjectives Only 181
47 Independents' Day 183
48 Curtain Raisers 184
49 Four Easy Commas 187
50 A Comma Medley 189
51 To Comma or Not To Comma 191
52 Uncommon Commas 194
53 In Conclusion . ! ? 195
10 Punctuation Potpourri: (, . ! ? ; : " - ' -- __) 202
54 The Halfway Mark ; 203
55 An Easy Mark : 206
56 Plagiarism's Enemy " 208
57 Half a Dash - 210
58 Wild Apostrophes ' 214
59 Good Marksmanship--() 216
11 A Business Dictionary: Specialized Business Vocabulary 222
60 Account Executive Through Byte 223
61 Certificate of Deposit Through Exchange Rate 225
62 Exemption Through Markup 227
63 Merit Rating Through Power of Attorney 229
64 Promissory Note Through WYSIWIG 231
65 Spelling and Pronunciation for Mavens 233
12 Weather or Knot: Homonyms, Prepositions, Pronunciation 241
66 Confusing Pears 242
67 An Apple Has a Peel 245
68 Lettuce Devise a Device 248
69 Bee Quite Quiet 251
70 Do's and Don'ts for Prepositions 253
71 Let's Talk Business 255
13 Sentence Power: Writing Great Sentences 262
72 Secret Review 263
73 TLC for Pronouns 268
74 Ladies with Concrete Heads and Parallel Parts 272
75 The Beeline 275
76 Don't Let Your Verbals Dangle in Public 278
14 Sincerely Yours: Workplace Writing 286
77 Looking Good 287
78 Choosing the Right Parts for the Right Places 291
79 Producing Written Communications 297
80 Sounding Good 306
81 Writing for Multimedia 310
Appendixes
A Pop Quizzes 317
B Spelling and Vocabulary for Careers 343
C Final Rehearsal 346
D Mini Reference Manual--Read and Replay 350
E Recap and Replay Answers 364
Index 399
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