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The Longman Writer's Grammar

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Based on the belief that writing is essentially a positive act, The Writer's Grammar assumes that students have an intuitive sense of correct grammar and focuses on helping them learn by building on what they already know.

  • Grammar taught in context. All 50 of the book's mini-grammar lessons teach grammatical constructions (including punctuation and usage) in the context of paragraph-length passages.
  • Additional college writing skills ...
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Overview

Based on the belief that writing is essentially a positive act, The Writer's Grammar assumes that students have an intuitive sense of correct grammar and focuses on helping them learn by building on what they already know.

  • Grammar taught in context. All 50 of the book's mini-grammar lessons teach grammatical constructions (including punctuation and usage) in the context of paragraph-length passages.
  • Additional college writing skills emphasized throughout. In addition to teaching grammar, the book offers coverage of reading comprehension, sentence combining, and paragraph and essay writing.
  • Many exercises are included throughout the text, giving students ample practice with the materials they need to master.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321333704
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Series: NOW PEARSON AND AVAILABLE
  • Edition description: RESOURCE NOW
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 578,652
  • Product dimensions: 6.41 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

UNIT I. IN THE BEGINNING IS THE SENTENCE.

1. Every Sentence Has a Subject and a Verb.

2. Sentences with More Subjects, More Verbs.

3. Clauses: Two Sentences in One.

4. More About Clauses.

5. Verbs Without Tense.

UNIT II. WITH A LITTLE HELP.

6. Verbs Combined with Have.

7. Verbs Combined with the Past Tense of Have.

8. Verb Combinations with Be.

9. Helpers Without Tense.

10. A Special Kind of Helper.

11. Another Special Case--Do.

UNIT III. ENDINGS HAVE MEANING.

12. The -s Ending and Its Uses: Plural Nouns.

13. The -s Ending: Third Person Singular Present Tense Verbs.

14. The -s Ending: Possessive Nouns and Pronouns.

15. The -s Ending: Spelling.

16. The -d Ending and Its Uses: Past Tense Verbs.

17. The -d Ending: Past Participles as Verb Parts.

18. The -d Ending: Past Participles as Adjectives.

19. The -d Ending: Root Words.

20. The -ing Ending and Its Uses: Present Participles as Verb Parts.

21. The -ing Ending: Present Participles as Nouns.

22. The -ing Ending: Present Participles as Adjectives.

23. The -ing Ending as Spelling.

24. Endings That Form Nouns of Quality.

25. Endings for Agents: -er, -or.

26. Endings that Form Adjectives of Kind.

27. Endings That Show More or Most: -er, -est.

UNIT IV. IDIOM: WHAT WE REALLY SAY.

28. Prepositions: When, Where.

29. Prepositions: How, Why.

30. Prepositions: Who.

31. Two-Word Verbs: Take It Off and Put It On.

32. Determiners: The, A, and An.

UNIT V. MAKING CONNECTIONS.

33. Conjunctions: Coordinators.

34. Conjunctions: Subordinators.

35. Relative Pronouns: That, Which, Who.

36. Transitional Words and Phrases.

UNIT VI. THE SAME BUT DIFFERENT: WHICH IS WHICH.

37. Words That Look Alike: Different Parts of Speech.

38. Words That Look Alike: Different Meanings.

39. Words That Sound Alike: Homophones.

40. Irregular Verbs.

41. Plural Nouns.

UNIT VII. NUTS AND BOLTS: CAPITALIZATION AND PUNCTUATION.

42. End Punctuation: The Period.

43. End Punctuation: The Question Mark.

44. End Punctuation: The Exclamation Point.

45. Capitalization.

46. The Semi-Colon.

47. The Comma: For a Series.

48. The Comma: With Subordinate Clauses.

49. The Comma: With Connecting Phrases.

50. The Apostrophe.

51. Quotation Marks.

Review Exercises.

Index.

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