The Least You Should Know About English: Writing Skills (Form B) / Edition 8by Paige Wilson, Teresa Ferster Glazier
Featuring the same simple, friendly approach that has helped students with their spelling, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure for over twenty years THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH now provides an electronic version with interactive exercises.See more details below
Featuring the same simple, friendly approach that has helped students with their spelling, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure for over twenty years THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH now provides an electronic version with interactive exercises.
- Cengage Learning
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- Older Edition
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- 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Table of Contents
1. WORD CHOICE AND SPELLING. Your Own List of Misspelled Words. Words Often Confused (Set 1). Words Often Confused (Set 2). The Eight Parts of Speech Contractions. Possessives. Words That Can Be Broken into Parts. Rules for Doubling a Final Letter. Using a Dictionary. 2. SENTENCE STRUCTURE. Finding Subjects and Verbs. Locating Prepositional Phrases. Understanding Dependent Clauses. Correcting Fragments. Correcting Run-On Sentences. Identifying Verb Phrases. Using Standard English Verbs. Using Regular and Irregular Verbs. Maintaining Subject/Verb Agreement. Avoiding Shifts in Time. Recognizing Verbal Phrases. Correcting Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers. Following Sentence Patterns. Avoiding Cliches, Awkward Phrases, and Wordiness. Correcting for Parallel Structure. Using Pronouns. Avoiding Shifts in Person. 3. PUNCTUATION AND CAPITAL LETTERS. Period, Question Mark, Exclamation. Point, Semicolon, Colon, Dash. Comma Rules 1, 2, and 3. Comma Rules 4, 5, and 6. Quotation Marks and Underlining/Italics. Capital Letters. 4. WRITING. What Is the Least You Should Know about Writing? Basic Structures. The Paragraph. The Essay. Writing Skills. Writing in Your Own Voice. Finding a Topic. Organizing Ideas. Supporting with Details. Revising Your Papers. Presenting Your Work. Writing about What You Read.
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