Grammar By Diagram Workbook / Edition 1

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Structured to follow each chapter of the Grammar by Diagram text, this workbook provides practice exercises, including cumulative exercises with which students can check their progress at key points and a "final exam" to test knowledge of the entire text. A summary of concepts for each chapter and a complete answer key are also included.

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Editorial Reviews

Candace Barrington Central Connecticut State University
"Rejoice! After years of neglect, sentence diagraming can unapologetically return to college courses. Cindy Vitto's Grammar by Diagram makes this a fruitful return by using diagraming first to lay bare the structural bones of English and then to demonstrate ways in which writers use these components to create effective sentences. Through diagraming, students see that a strong sentence is a purposefully structured unit and not a set of words aimlessly strung together. Thus Grammar by Diagram not only gives students skills for crafting better sentences but also tools for examining language with greater care."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551119014
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2008
  • Edition description: Workbook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 366
  • Sales rank: 417,404
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Cindy Vitto is Professor of English at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 The Eight Parts of Speech 9

Chapter 2 Basic Sentence Patterns for Be and Linking Verbs 27

Chapter 3 Basic Sentence Patterns for Intransitive and Transitive Verbs 41

Chapter 4 Usage Problems Associated with Adjectives and Adverbs 57

Check Your Progress Exercise 1A (Chapters 1-4) 62

Check Your Progress Exercise 1B (Chapters 1-4) 67

Chapter 5 Compound Structures 73

Chapter 6 Complex Sentences with Noun Clauses 81

Chapter 7 Complex Sentences with Adverb and Relative Clauses 89

Check Your Progress Exercise 2A (Chapters 5-7) 116

Check Your Progress Exercise 2B (Chapters 5-7) 120

Chapter 8 Usage Problems of Case, Agreement, and Consistency 125

Chapter 9 Verbs 137

Chapter 10 Verbals 151

Chapter 11 Usage Problems Associated with Verbs and Verbals 183

Check Your Progress Exercise 3A (Chapters 8-11) 191

Check Your Progress Exercise 3B (Chapters 8-11) 197

Chapter 12 Punctuation and Capitalization 205

Chapter 13 Sentence Transformations 217

Check Your Progress Exercise 4A (Chapters 12-13) 226

Check Your Progress Exercise 4B (Chapters 12-13) 229

Check Your Progress Final Check (Chapters 1-13) 234

Appendix 3 Irregular and Troublesome Verb Forms 243

Appendix 6 Commonly Confused Words 247

Answer Key 263

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