REA's Handbook of English Grammar, Style, and Writing / Edition 1

REA's Handbook of English Grammar, Style, and Writing / Edition 1

by The Editors of REA, Rea
     
 

REA’s Handbook of English Grammar, Style, and Writing

Master the basics of English grammar with this practical English handbook.

An English handbook and tutor in one!

  • The perfect tutorial for study, test preparation, and brush-up
  • Clear guide to spelling, punctuation, style, and writing
  • Hundreds of examples and

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Overview

REA’s Handbook of English Grammar, Style, and Writing

Master the basics of English grammar with this practical English handbook.

An English handbook and tutor in one!

  • The perfect tutorial for study, test preparation, and brush-up
  • Clear guide to spelling, punctuation, style, and writing
  • Hundreds of examples and exercises with answers
  • Lessons on how to spot common errors in sentence structure
  • How to plan and write the perfect paper – and much more!

A handy companion

  • A portable, easy, English reference
  • A practical guide for home, school, and on the job

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878915521
Publisher:
Research & Education Association
Publication date:
07/28/1984
Series:
Language Learning
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
588,977
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Table of Contents

REA HANDBOOK OF ENGLISH

CONTENTS
 

  PREFACE

1 INTRODUCTION
  1.1 ENGLISH GRAMMAR
  1.2 WRITING A PAPER
  1.2.1 The Form of the Paper
  1.3 PLANNING THE PAPER
  1.3.1 Purpose and Point
  1.3.2 Writing an Outline
  1.3.3 Introduction of the Paper
  1.3.4 Writing the Paper
  1.3.5 Conclusion of the Paper
  1.4 USING THE DICTIONARY
  1.4.1 Using the Right Word
  1.4.2 Similar Forms and Sounds
  1.4.3 Correct Meaning
  1.4.4 Denotation and Connotation
  1.4.5 Clear Writing
  1.4.6 What the Dictionary Tells Us
  1.4.7 The Dictionary as a Reference Source
  1.4.8 The Thesaurus
  1.5 EXERCISES

2 THE NOUN
  2.1 PROPER AND COMMON NOUNS
  2.2 CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT NOUNS
  2.3 COLLECTIVE NOUNS
  2.4 COUNTABLE AND NONCOUNTABLE NOUNS
  2.5 THE FUNCTION OF NOUNS IN A SENTENCE
  2.6 NOUN COMPOUNDS
  2.7 CHANGES IN FORM -- INFLECTION
  2.7.1 Gender
  2.7.2 Number -- Plural Nouns
  2.7.3 The Possessive Case
  2.8 EXERCISES

3 PRONOUNS
  3.1 PERSONAL PRONOUNS
  3.2 RELATIVE PRONOUNS --
    INTERIOR SENTENCES (CLAUSES)
  3.3 INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS -- QUESTIONS
  3.4 DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS -- POINTERS
  3.5 INDEFINITE PRONOUNS
  3.6 REFLEXIVE PRONOUNS
  3.7 CASE -- THE FUNCTION OF THE
    PRONOUN IN A SENTENCE
  3.7.1 Subject Case
  3.7.2 Object Case
  3.7.3 Possessive Case
  3.8 EXERCISES

4 VERBS
  4.1 TENSE
  4.1.1 Main Parts of Commonly Used Irregular Verbs
  4.1.2 Errors to Avoid in Tense of Verbs
  4.2 AGREEMENT
  4.2.1 Errors to Avoid in Agreement
  4.3 VERBALS
  4.3.1 The Gerund
  4.3.2 The Infinitive
  4.3.3 The Participle
  4.4 EXERCISES

5 ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
  5.1 RECOGNIZING ADVERBS AND ADJECTIVES
  5.2 COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES
  5.2.1 Errors to Avoid in Comparison
  5.3 COMPARISON WITH "OTHER"
    OR "ELSE" OR "OF ALL"
  5.4 CONFUSION WITH ADVERBS AND ADJECTIVES
  5.4.1 Linking Verbs
  5.5 THE ARTICLES -- LIMITING ADJECTIVES
  5.5.1 Errors to Avoid in Using the Article
  5.6 COMPOUND ADJECTIVES PRECEDING
    AND FOLLOWING A NOUN
  5.7 EXERCISES

6 PREPOSITIONS
  6.1 SIMPLE PREPOSITIONS
  6.2 GROUP PREPOSITIONS
  6.2.1 Errors to Avoid
  6.3 IDIOMATIC PREPOSITIONS
  6.4 EXERCISES

7 CONJUNCTIONS
  7.1 COORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS
  7.1.1 Errors to Avoid
  7.2 CONJUNCTIVE ADVERBS
  7.3 CORRELATIVE CONJUNCTIVES (used in pairs)
  7.3.1 Errors to Avoid
  7.4 SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS
  7.5 OTHER ERRORS TO AVOID
  7.6 EXERCISES

8 PARTS OF THE SENTENCE
  8.1 SUBJECT AND PREDICATE
  8.2 TRANSITIVE VERBS AND OBJECTS
  8.3 INTRANSITIVE VERBS AND COMPLEMENTS
  8.4 COPULATIVE VERBS AND COMPLEMENTS --
    SENSING VERBS
  8.5 SENTENCE ORDER
  8.6 PHRASES
  8.7 CLAUSES
  8.8 SENTENCE ERRORS --
    STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS
  8.8.1 Dangling Modifiers
  8.8.2 Misplaced Modifiers
  8.8.3 Ambiguous Pronouns
  8.8.4 Lack of Parallel Structure
  8.8.5 Sentence Fragments
  8.8.6 Run-On Sentences
  8.9 ERRORS IN STYLE
  8.9.1 Short, Choppy Sentences -- Sentence Variation
  8.9.2 Wordiness
  8.9.3 Rambling Sentences
  8.10 EXERCISES
 

9 FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
  9.1 FIGURES OF SPEECH
  9.2 MOOD
  9.3 VOICE
  9.4 EXERCISES

10 THE PARAGRAPH
  10.1 THE TOPIC SENTENCE
  10.2 LINKING EXPRESSIONS AND CONNECTORS
  10.3 EXPANDING A TOPIC SENTENCE
    INTO A PARAGRAPH
  10.4 LACK OF UNITY IN A PARAGRAPH
  10.5 LACK OF CONSISTENCY
  10.5.1 Point of View
  10.5.2 Tone
  10.6 EXERCISES

11 PUNCTUATION
  11.1 STOPS
  11.1.1 The Period
  11.1.2 The Question Mark
  11.1.3 The Exclamation Point
  11.2 PAUSES
  11.2.1 The Dash
  11.2.2 The Colon
  11.2.3 Parentheses
  11.2.4 The Semicolon
  11.2.5 The Comma
  11.3 EXERCISES
 

12 CLARIFICATION
  12.1 QUOTATION MARKS
  12.1.1 Writing a Dialogue
  12.1.2 Errors to Avoid
  12.2 THE APOSTROPHE
  12.2.1 Placement of the Apostrophe to Indicate Possession 206
  12.3 ITALICS
  12.3.1 Errors to Avoid
  12.4 CAPITALIZATION
  12.5 HYPHENS
  12.5.1 Compound Words
  12.5.2 Exceptions
  12.6 BRACKETS
  12.7 NUMBERS
  12.8 EXERCISES

13 SPELLING
  13.1 WORD ANALYSIS
  13.2 SPELLING LISTS
  13.3 SPELLING RULES
  13.3.1 Prefixes
  13.3.2 Suffixes
  13.4 PROOFREADING
  13.5 EXERCISES

  ANSWERS TO EXERCISES

  INDEX

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