Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers / Edition 9

Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers / Edition 9

by John Langan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0073371696

ISBN-13: 9780073371696

Pub. Date: 06/07/2010

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

This best-selling sentence-level worktext by John Langan continues to help students master the essential grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and usage skills needed for clear, thoughtful writing. The ninth edition of Sentence Skills features new writing assignments, review tests, and references.

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This best-selling sentence-level worktext by John Langan continues to help students master the essential grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and usage skills needed for clear, thoughtful writing. The ninth edition of Sentence Skills features new writing assignments, review tests, and references.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073371696
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
06/07/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: EFFECTIVE WRITING
CHAPTER ONE: Learning Sentence Skills

Why Learn Sentence Skills?

Your Attitude about Writing

How This Book is Organized

How to Use This Book
CHAPTER TWO: A Brief Guide to Effective Writing

What Is a Paragraph?

The Goals of Effective Writing

Activities in the Goals of Effective Writing
CHAPTER THREE: The Writing Process

Steps in the Writing Process

Activities in the Writing Process

Ten Writing Assignments

PART TWO: SENTENCE SKILLS

Section 1: Grammar
CHAPTER FOUR: Subjects and Verbs
CHAPTER FIVE: Fragments
CHAPTER SIX: Run-Ons
CHAPTER SEVEN: Sentence Variety I

Section 2: Verbs, Pronouns, and Agreement
CHAPTER 8: Standard English Verbs
CHAPTER 9: Irregular Verbs
CHAPTER 10: Subject-Verb Agreement
CHAPTER 11: Consistent Verb Tense
CHAPTER 12: Additional Information about Verbs
CHAPTER 13: Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View
CHAPTER 14: Pronoun Types

Section 3: Modifiers and Parallelism
CHAPTER 15: Adjectives and Adverbs
CHAPTER 16: Misplaced Modifier
CHAPTER 17: Dangling Modifiers
CHAPTER 18: Faulty Parallelism

Section 4: Punctuation and Mechanics
CHAPTER 20: Paper Format
CHAPTER 21: Capital Letters
CHAPTER 22: Numbers and Abbreviations
CHAPTER 23: End Marks
CHAPTER 24: Apostrophe
CHAPTER 25: Quotation Marks
CHAPTER 26: Comma
CHAPTER 27: Other Punctuation Marks

Section 5: Word Use
CHAPTER 28: Dictionary Use
CHAPTER 29: Spelling Improvement
CHAPTER 30: Omitted Words and Letters
CHAPTER 31: Commonly Confused Words
CHAPTER 32: Effective Word Choice
PART THREE: REINFORCEMENT OF SENTENCE SKILLS

Combined Mastery Tests
Fragments and Run-Ons
Verbs
Pronouns
Faulty Modifiers and Parallelism
Capital Letters and Punctuation
Word Use

Editing and Proofreading Tests
Test 1: Fragments
Test 2: Fragments
Test 3: Run-Ons (Fused Sentences)
Test 4: Run-Ons (Comma Splices)
Test 5: Standard English Verbs
Test 6: Irregular Verbs
Test 7: Faulty Parallelism
Test 8: Capital Letters
Test 9: Apostrophes
Test 10: Quotation Marks
Test 11: Commas
Test 12: Commonly Confused Words

Combined Editing Tests

Appendixes
Appendix A: How a Computer Can Help
Appendix B: Parts of Speech
Appendix C: ESL Pointers
Appendix D: Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test
Appendix E: Sentence-Skills Achievement Test
Appendix F: Answers to Introductory Activities and Practice Exercises in Part Two
Index
Corrections Symbols

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