Grammar Troublespots: A Guide for Student Writers / Edition 3

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Ideal for student writers, this compact grammar reference guide contains many challenging and useful practice activities. This text provides a guide to the 20 most common errors students make in writing, such as subject-verb agreement, verb tense choice, and article usage. Each unit contains a straightforward description of the troublespot and practice activities. An answer key enables students to use the book as a self-study reference guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521532860
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2004
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 173,513
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Troublespot 1 Basic sentence structure 1
Troublespot 2 Sentence building 9
Troublespot 3 Sentence boundaries 19
Troublespot 4 Punctuation 26
Troublespot 5 Verbs and auxiliaries 32
Troublespot 6 Verb tense system 41
Troublespot 7 Present verb tenses 47
Troublespot 8 Past verb tenses 56
Troublespot 9 Active and passive voice 64
Troublespot 10 Modal auxiliaries 73
Troublespot 11 Nouns and quantity words 81
Troublespot 12 Subject-verb agreement 90
Troublespot 13 Articles 98
Troublespot 14 Pronoun and pronoun reference 106
Troublespot 15 Adjectives and adverbs 114
Troublespot 16 Infinitive, -ing, and past participle forms 123
Troublespot 17 Prepositions and phrasal verbs 132
Troublespot 18 Relative clauses 142
Troublespot 19 Conditions and wishes 150
Troublespot 20 Quoting, reporting, and citing sources 156
References 167
Appendix 168
Answer key 171
Index 185
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