Writing Essentials: Exercises to Improve Spelling, Sentence Structure, Punctuation, and Writing / Edition 1

Writing Essentials: Exercises to Improve Spelling, Sentence Structure, Punctuation, and Writing / Edition 1

by Paige Wilson, Teresa Ferster Glazier
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1413000002

ISBN-13: 9781413000009

Pub. Date: 03/12/2003

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Ideal as a classroom or self-study text, WRITING ESSENTIALS reviews basic English skills needed for proper spelling, sentence structure, punctuation, and writing. Offering brief, clear explanations, and a wealth of exercises, students can practice what they've learned, receive feedback, and apply it to their writing.

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Ideal as a classroom or self-study text, WRITING ESSENTIALS reviews basic English skills needed for proper spelling, sentence structure, punctuation, and writing. Offering brief, clear explanations, and a wealth of exercises, students can practice what they've learned, receive feedback, and apply it to their writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413000009
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/12/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
763,733
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


UNIT 1. WORD CHOICE AND SPELLING 1. Your Own List of Misspelled Words 2. Words Often Confused (Set 1) 3. Words Often Confused (Set 2) 4. The Eight Parts of Speech 5. Contractions 6. Possessives 7. Words that Can Be Broken into Parts 8. Rule for Doubling a Final Letter 9. Using a Dictionary UNIT 2. SENTENCE STRUCTURE 1. Finding Subjects and Verbs 2. Locating Prepositional Phrases 3. Understanding Dependent Clauses 4. Correcting Fragments 5. Correcting Run-on Sentences 6. Identifying Verb Phrases 7. Using Standard English Verbs 8. Using Regular and Irregular Verbs 9. Maintaining Subject/Verb Agreement 10. Avoiding Shifts in Time 11. Recognizing Verbal Phrases 12. Correcting Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers 13. Following Sentence Patterns 14. Avoiding Cliches, Awkward Phrasing, and Wordiness 15. Correcting for Parallel Structure 16. Using Pronouns 17. Avoiding Shifts in Person UNIT 3. PUNCTUATION AND CAPITAL LETTERS 1. Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Point, Semicolon, Colon, Dash 2. Comma Rules 1, 2, and 3 3. Comma Rules 4, 5, and 6 4. Quotation Marks and Underling/Italics 5. Capital Letters UNIT 4. WRITING 1. What is the Least You Should Know About Writing? 2. Basic Structures 3. Writing Skills

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