Everyday Writer Exercise / Edition 1

Everyday Writer Exercise / Edition 1

by Lex Runciman, Francine Weinberg, Francine Weinberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312148275

ISBN-13: 9780312148270

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312148270
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1(4)
Recognizing and eliminating the twenty most common errors
1(4)
SENTENCE STYLE 5(15)
Matching subjects and predicates
5(1)
Making comparisons complete, consistent, and clear
6(1)
Revising for consistency and completeness
6(1)
Combining sentences with coordination
7(1)
Writing sentences with subordination
8(1)
Using coordination and subordination
9(1)
Creating parallel words or phrases
9(1)
Revising sentences for parallelism
10(1)
Revising for parallelism and supplying necessary words
11(1)
Revising for verb tense and mood
12(1)
Eliminating shifts in voice and point of view
13(1)
Eliminating shifts between direct and indirect discourse
14(1)
Eliminating shifts in tone and diction
15(1)
Emphasizing main ideas
15(2)
Eliminating unnecessary words and phrases
17(1)
Revising for conciseness
18(1)
Varying sentence length
19(1)
SENTENCE GRAMMAR 20(45)
Identifying subjects and predicates
20(1)
Identifying verbs and verb phrases
21(1)
Identifying nouns and articles
21(1)
Identifying pronouns and antecedents
22(1)
Identifying adjectives and adverbs
23(1)
Adding adjectives and adverbs
24(1)
Identifying prepositions
24(1)
Identifying conjunctions
25(1)
Identifying conjunctions and interjections
26(1)
Identifying the parts of speech
27(1)
Identifying subjects
28(1)
Identifying predicates
29(1)
Identifying prepositional phrases
29(1)
Using prepositional phrases
30(1)
Identifying verbal phrases
31(1)
Identifying prepositional, verbal, absolute, and appositive phrases
32(1)
Adding prepositional, verbal, absolute, and appositive phrases
32(1)
Using verbal, absolute, and appositive phrases to combine sentences
33(1)
Identifying dependent clauses
34(1)
Adding dependent clauses
35(1)
Distinguishing between phrases and clauses
36(1)
Classifying sentences grammatically and functionally
37(1)
Using irregular verb forms
38(1)
Editing verb forms
39(1)
Distinguishing between lie and lay, sit and set, rise and raise
40(1)
Deciding on verb tenses
41(1)
Sequencing tenses
42(1)
Converting the voice of a sentence
42(1)
Using subjunctive mood
43(1)
Selecting verbs that agree with their subjects
44(1)
Making subjects and verbs agree
45(1)
Using adjectives and adverbs appropriately
46(1)
Using comparative and superlative modifiers appropriately
47(1)
Revising sentences with misplaced modifiers
48(1)
Revising squinting modifiers, disruptive modifiers, and split infinitives
49(1)
Revising dangling modifiers
50(1)
Using subjective case pronouns
51(1)
Using objective case pronouns
52(1)
Using possessive case pronouns
53(1)
Using who, whoever, whom, or whomever
54(1)
Using pronouns in compound structures, appositives, elliptical clauses; choosing between we and us before a noun
55(1)
Maintaining pronoun-antecedent agreement
56(1)
Clarifying pronoun reference
57(1)
Revising to clarify pronoun reference
58(1)
Revising comma splices and fused sentences
59(2)
Revising comma splices
61(1)
Revising comma splices and fused sentences
62(1)
Eliminating sentence fragments
63(1)
Revising a paragraph to eliminate sentence fragments
64(1)
WORDS/GLOSSARY 65(15)
Using formal register
65(1)
Checking for correct denotation
66(1)
Revising sentences to change connotations
67(1)
Considering connotation
68(1)
Using specific and concrete words
69(1)
Thinking about similes and metaphors
70(1)
Identifying stereotypes
71(1)
Identifying and revising sexist language
72(1)
Rewriting to eliminate offensive references
73(1)
Recognizing correct spellings
74(2)
Distinguishing between homonyms
76(1)
Spelling plurals
76(1)
Selecting the appropriate word
77(1)
Editing inappropriate words
78(2)
PUNCTUATION/MECHANICS 80(26)
Using a comma to set off introductory elements
80(1)
Using a comma in compound sentences
80(1)
Recognizing restrictive and nonrestrictive elements
81(2)
Using commas to set off items in a series
83(1)
Using commas to set off parenthetical and transitional expressions, contrasting elements, interjections, direct address, and tag questions
84(1)
Using commas with dates, addresses, titles, numbers, and quotations
84(1)
Eliminating unnecessary and inappropriate commas
85(1)
Using semicolons to link clauses
86(1)
Eliminating misused semicolons
87(1)
Using periods appropriately
88(1)
Using question marks appropriately
89(1)
Using exclamation points appropriately
90(1)
Using apostrophes to signal possession
91(1)
Using apostrophes to create contractions
91(1)
Using quotation marks to signal direct quotations
92(1)
Using quotation marks for definitions and titles
93(1)
Using quotation marks appropriately
94(1)
Using parentheses and brackets
95(1)
Using dashes
96(1)
Using colons
97(1)
Using ellipses
98(1)
Reviewing punctuation marks
99(2)
Capitalizing
101(1)
Using abbreviations
102(1)
Spelling out numbers and using figures
103(1)
Using italics
103(1)
Using hyphens in compounds and with prefixes
104(1)
Using hyphens appropriately
105(1)
FOR MULTILINGUAL WRITERS 106(13)
Identifying count and noncount nouns
106(1)
Using appropriate determiners; stating plural forms explicitly
106(1)
Using articles appropriately
107(1)
Positioning modifiers
107(1)
Using the present, the present perfect, and the past forms of verbs
108(1)
Using specified forms of verbs
109(1)
Identifying tenses and forms of verbs
110(1)
Using verbs appropriately
111(1)
Using prepositions idiomatically
112(1)
Recognizing and using two-word verbs
113(1)
Expressing subjects and objects explicitly
113(1)
Editing for English word order
114(1)
Using noun clauses, infinitives, and gerunds appropriately
115(1)
Using adjective clauses well
116(1)
Writing conditional sentences
117(2)
Answers to the Even-Numbered Exercises 119

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