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Basic English Review / Edition 9

Basic English Review / Edition 9

by Karen Schneiter Williams


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Basic English Review / Edition 9

Learn the basics of English—the easy way! This popular text takes a unique and time-proven approach to understanding the Fundamentals of English. The latest edition of BASIC ENGLISH REVIEW 9e has a strong one-column design making it an easier read. New features/activities are targeted toward Career. Soft skills, business dress, etiquette, and protocol are addressed. Through logically organized concepts, short explanations, and an abundance of skill practice, users will gain confidence and skill in all English areas. Integrated throughout are pretests, posttests, proofreading tips, and writing activities. This user-friendly edition motivates with activities that promote attention to detail, methods for remembering specific grammar rules and activities that can be completed using technology.

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ISBN-13: 9780538730952
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/13/2009
Series: Business Communications Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 325
Sales rank: 736,399
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Karen Schneiter Williams has been teaching computer technology, business communication, and administrative management courses for over 20 years. Since 1999 she has been at San Diego Mesa College, where she served as chair for the Computer Business Technology Department and on several campus and district committees. Throughout her teaching career, she has been active in her profession. She has presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences as well as at many teacher training workshops. She is currently President of the National Business Education Association (NBEA). She has served as chair of NBEA's Curriculum Administrative Committee, which has responsibility for the revision and publication of the National Standards for Business Education, What America's Students Should Know and Be Able to Do in Business and as a member of the Executive Board for the Association for Business Communication. She is currently serving as the Content Advisor for the Insights program hosted by Hugh Downs and distributed for Public Television. In 2005, she was named Outstanding Postsecondary Business Educator of the Year by the National Business Education Association. Karen has also worked in the business world for approximately 15 years in a variety of sales, marketing, and management positions.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: THE SENTENCE. 1. The Sentence Defined. 2. Kinds of Sentences. 3. Parts of Speech. Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjections. UNIT 2: NOUNS. 4. Major Classes of Nouns. Common nouns, proper nouns, collective nouns. 5. Plural Nouns. Forming the plural of nouns, Words with irregular plurals, Nouns always in plural form, Plural forms with singular meaning. 6. Nouns and the Possessive Form. Singular possessive, Plural possessive. UNIT 3: PRONOUNS. 7. Personal Pronouns. Pronoun agreement in person, number, and gender. Case forms of personal pronouns. 8. Indefinite Pronouns. 9. Relative Pronouns. 10. Demonstrative Pronouns. 11. Possessive Pronouns. 12. Interrogative Pronouns. UNIT 4: VERBS. 13. Uses of Verbs. Verbs make statements, Verbs ask questions, Verbs give commands. 14. Helping Verbs and Linking Verbs. Uses of helping verbs, Verb separations, Use of linking verbs with predicate nouns, pronouns, and adjectives. 15. Verb Agreement with Subject. Forms of the Verb Be, Forms of the Verb Have, Plural form with compound subjects. Singular subjects and plural modifiers, Verb agreement with indefinite pronouns, Verb agreement with There, Verb agreement with Or, Verb agreement with collective nouns. UNIT 5: THE TIME OF VERBS. 16. Present Tense. Verbs in the present tense, The verb Be in the present tense, The verb Have in the present tense, The verb Do in the present tense. 17. Past Tense. Verbs in the past tense, The verb Be in the past tense, The verb Have in the past tense. 18. Future Tense. 19. Perfect Tenses. Present perfect tense, Past perfect tense, Future perfect tense. 20. Conjugation of Verbs. Conjugation of the verb Visit. Principal parts of irregular verbs. UNIT 6: MISUSED VERBS OR COMMONLY MISUSED VERBS. 21. Misused Verbs. Lie and Lay; Sit and Set. 22. Less Troublesome Verbs. Shall, Should, Will, and Would; May, Might, Can, and Could; Leave and Let; Teach and Learn; Borrow and Lend; Bring, Take, and Fetch; Rise and Raise. UNIT 7: ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS. 23. Adjectives. Descriptive Adjectives, Proper Adjectives, Definite and Indefinite Adjectives, Possessive Adjectives, Demonstrative Adjectives, Nouns and Verbs Used as Adjectives, Compound Adjectives. 24. Degrees of Comparison. 25. Adverbs. Adverbs of Time, Adverbs of Place, Adverbs of Manner, Adverbs of Degree, Interrogative Adverbs, Most Frequently Used Adverbs. 26. Confusing Adjectives and Adverbs. Good and Well, Almost and Most, Sure and Surely, Real and Very. UNIT 8: PREPOSITIONS AND CONJUNCTIONS. 27. Prepositions. Most Frequently Used Prepositions, Uses of the Prepositional Phrase. 28. Conjunctions. Coordinating Conjunctions, Subordinating Conjunctions, Correlative Conjunctions. UNIT 9: PHRASES AND CLAUSES. 29. Phrases. Prepositional Phrases, Infinitive Phrases, Participial Phrases. 30. Clauses. Independent Clauses, Dependent Clauses. UNIT 10: PUNCTUATION. 31. The Period, The Question Mark, The Exclamation Point. 32. The Comma. 33. The Semicolon, The Colon, The Dash. 34. Parentheses, The Apostrophe, Quotation Marks. UNIT 11: NUMBER EXPRESSION AND CAPITALIZATION. 35. Expression of Numbers. 36. Capital Letters. 37. Word Blunders. Who's and Whose, It's and Its, There, Their, and They're, In and Into, Beside and Besides, To, Too, and Two, Then, and Than, Between and Among, Like and As, As-As, So-As. 38. Speech Duds. Final Reviews 1-4. Appendix A: Spelling. Appendix B: Vocabulary Practice. Appendix C: Proofreading. Appendix D: Writing Resources. Application Practice Scoring Summary. Answers to Tryout Exercises. Index.

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