Nitty Gritty Grammar Student's Book: Sentence Essentials for Writers / Edition 2

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Nitty Gritty Grammar, Second Edition, focuses on essential areas of English grammar that cause difficulty for developing writers. Nitty Gritty Grammar, Second Edition focuses on essential areas of English grammar that cause difficulty for developing writers. It guides students through the learning process by exploring grammar in context, providing controlled practice, and giving students thought-provoking writing assignments in which they can practice grammar in a more open-ended format. The grammar points are illustrated in reading passages from a variety of genres, from comic strips to the 9/11 Commission Report. Nitty Gritty Grammar boxes summarize key grammar points and serve as easy reference. Five review sections are included for review and consolidation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521606547
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 970,583
  • Product dimensions: 8.03 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Plan of the Book iv
Preface ix
Section 1
Chapter 1 Sentence Essentials 1
Chapter 2 Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences 15
Chapter 3 Run-On Sentences and Sentence Fragments 31
Section 1 Review 47
Section 2
Chapter 4 Nouns 51
Chapter 5 Articles 67
Section 2 Review 84
Section 3
Chapter 6 The Simple Present and the Present Progressive 87
Chapter 7 The Simple Past and the Past Progressive 105
Chapter 8 The Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Progressive 123
Chapter 9 The Future 141
Section 3 Review 156
Section 4
Chapter 10 Modals 159
Chapter 11 Conditionals 181
Chapter 12 Hope and Wish 195
Section 4 Review 210
Section 5
Chapter 13 Prepositions 213
Chapter 14 Word Forms 227
Chapter 15 Final Do's and Don'ts 247
Section 5 Review 268
Appendix A Commonly Confused Words 271
Appendix B Common Irregular Verbs 274
Credits 277
Index 279
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