ISBN-10:
0073371637
ISBN-13:
9780073371634
Pub. Date:
01/28/2010
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
English Brushup / Edition 5

English Brushup / Edition 5

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ISBN-13: 9780073371634
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 01/28/2010
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Cape Community College for more than 25 years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both writing and reading, John enjoys the challenge of developing instructive materials that are clear and lively. Before teaching, he earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Rowan University. He also spent a year writing fiction that “is now at the back of a drawer waiting to be discovered and acclaimed posthumously.” While in school, he supported himself by working as a truck driver, a machinist, a battery assembler, a hospital attendant, and an apple packer. In addition to his wife and Philly sports teams, his passions include reading and conveying to nonreaders the pleasure and power of books. Through Townsend Press, his educational publishing company, he has developed the nonprofit “Townsend Library”—a collection of more than 100 new and classic stories that appeal to readers of any age.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: SIXTEEN BASIC SKILLS
CHAPTER 1: Subjects and Verbs
CHAPTER 2: More About Verbs
CHAPTER 3: Subject-Verb Agreement
CHAPTER 4: Sentence Types
CHAPTER 5: Fragments
CHAPTER 6: Run-Ons
CHAPTER 7: Pronouns
CHAPTER 8: Comma
CHAPTER 9: Apostrophe
CHAPTER 10: Quotation Marks
CHAPTER 11: Other Punctuation Marks
CHAPTER 12: Homonyms
CHAPTER 13: Capital Letters
CHAPTER 14: Word Choice
CHAPTER 15: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
CHAPTER 16: Parallelism
PART TWO: EXTENDING THE SKILLS
CHAPTER 17: Paper Form
CHAPTER 18: Spelling
CHAPTER 19: Pronoun Types
CHAPTER 20: Adjectives and Adverbs
CHAPTER 21: Numbers and Abbreviations
CHAPTER 22: Usage
CHAPTER 23: More About Subjects and Verbs
CHAPTER 24: Even More About Verbs
CHAPTER 25: More About Subject-Verb Agreement
CHAPTER 26: More About Run-Ons
CHAPTER 27: More About the Comma
CHAPTER 28: More About the Apostrophe
CHAPTER 29: More About Quotation Marks
CHAPTER 30: More About Punctuation Marks
CHAPTER 31: More About Homonyms
(and more...)

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