English for Careers: Business, Professional, and Technical / Edition 9

English for Careers: Business, Professional, and Technical / Edition 9

by Leila R. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131183869

ISBN-13: 9780131183865

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

KEY BENEFIT: Designed to keep pace with current workplace needs and the emerging 21st century culture, this book offers a lively, accessible, and user-friendly alternative for the many (including those with poor English skills) who dread the thought of barebones traditional grammar and communication instruction and its overkill of rules. KEY TOPICS

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KEY BENEFIT: Designed to keep pace with current workplace needs and the emerging 21st century culture, this book offers a lively, accessible, and user-friendly alternative for the many (including those with poor English skills) who dread the thought of barebones traditional grammar and communication instruction and its overkill of rules. KEY TOPICS: With a focus on real-world English skills that contribute to good workplace communication, this book emphasizes principles that reflect the oral and written communication of today's Standard English, as used by well-informed people. MARKET: For office managers, accountants, executives, office personnel department heads and sales people

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131183865
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.34(w) x 10.78(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Dear Studentxi
Pretestxv
About the Authorxvii
Acknowledgmentsxix
1Tools of the Trade: Parts of Speech1
1Who or What2
2Doing, Having, Being, and Helping7
3The Modifiers10
4The Connectors14
5Versatile Tools19
6Dictionary Data20
2Secret Life of a Sentence Revealed: Fragments, Run-Ons, Comma Splices, Correct Sentences26
7Identity, Action, Independence27
8Fragments, Anyone?31
9Capital Punishment34
10Three Important Connections36
11Making More Connections41
12Full Stops Ahead44
3Ain't is in the Dictionary: Dictionary Use in the 21st Century49
13All Shapes and Sizes51
14Misspellers Anonymous55
15Cracking the Code59
16An Owner's Manual62
4Apples, Tigers, and Swahili: Plural, Compound, Proper, and Inclusive Nouns70
17Safety in Numbers71
18The Eccentric S74
19Plurals Out of Uniform76
20Compounds and Propers78
21Banishing Bias from Business English82
22Vocabulary Building87
5Be Kind to the Substitute Week: Pronouns93
23Just Between You and Me94
24Me, Myself, and I98
25A Tale of a Lizard's Tail101
26A Whodunit102
27Everybody Needs Milk106
28A Gaggle of Geese110
6Looking for the Action?: Then Find the Verbs!117
29Timely Tips119
30Delinquent Verbs122
31Dictionary Data125
32Identifying Subjects and Verbs127
33Making the Subject and Verb Agree130
34If I Were a Millionaire134
35A Swarm of Bees135
7Words That Describe: Adjectives and Adverbs142
36Pointers for Pointers143
37Three Little Words145
38I Don't Want No Broccoli147
39Good, Gooder, Goodest??149
40To Ly or Not To Ly, That Is the Question152
41More Shakespeare/More Comparisons154
8The Taming of the Apostrophe: Possessives and Other Apostrophe Usage163
42The Ubiquitous S164
43Before or After?167
44More Apostrophes171
9The Pause That Refreshes: , . ! ?179
45Wine, Women, and Song180
46For Adjectives Only181
47Independents' Day183
48Curtain Raisers184
49Four Easy Commas187
50A Comma Medley189
51To Comma or Not To Comma191
52Uncommon Commas194
53In Conclusion . ! ?195
10Punctuation Potpourri: (, . ! ? ; : " - ' -- __)202
54The Halfway Mark ;203
55An Easy Mark :206
56Plagiarism's Enemy "208
57Half a Dash -210
58Wild Apostrophes '214
59Good Marksmanship--()216
11A Business Dictionary: Specialized Business Vocabulary222
60Account Executive Through Byte223
61Certificate of Deposit Through Exchange Rate225
62Exemption Through Markup227
63Merit Rating Through Power of Attorney229
64Promissory Note Through WYSIWIG231
65Spelling and Pronunciation for Mavens233
12Weather or Knot: Homonyms, Prepositions, Pronunciation241
66Confusing Pears242
67An Apple Has a Peel245
68Lettuce Devise a Device248
69Bee Quite Quiet251
70Do's and Don'ts for Prepositions253
71Let's Talk Business255
13Sentence Power: Writing Great Sentences262
72Secret Review263
73TLC for Pronouns268
74Ladies with Concrete Heads and Parallel Parts272
75The Beeline275
76Don't Let Your Verbals Dangle in Public278
14Sincerely Yours: Workplace Writing286
77Looking Good287
78Choosing the Right Parts for the Right Places291
79Producing Written Communications297
80Sounding Good306
81Writing for Multimedia310
Appendixes
APop Quizzes317
BSpelling and Vocabulary for Careers343
CFinal Rehearsal346
DMini Reference Manual--Read and Replay350
ERecap and Replay Answers364
Index399

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