Grammar Troublespots: A Guide for Student Writers / Edition 3

Grammar Troublespots: A Guide for Student Writers / Edition 3

by Ann Raimes
ISBN-10:
0521532868
ISBN-13:
9780521532860
Pub. Date:
04/05/2004
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Grammar Troublespots: A Guide for Student Writers / Edition 3

Ideal for student writers, this compact grammar reference guide contains many challenging and useful practice activities. This text provides a guide to the 20 most common errors students make in writing, such as subject-verb agreement, verb tense choice, and article usage. Each unit contains a straightforward description of the troublespot and practice activities. An answer key enables students to use the book as a self-study reference guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521532860
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/05/2004
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 342,798
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Introductioniv
Acknowledgementsv
Troublespot 1Basic Sentence Structure1
Troublespot 2Sentence Building9
Troublespot 3Sentence Boundaries19
Troublespot 4Punctuation26
Troublespot 5Verbs and Auxiliaries32
Troublespot 6Verb Tense System41
Troublespot 7Present Verb Tenses47
Troublespot 8Past Verb Tenses56
Troublespot 9Active and Passive Voice64
Troublespot 10Modal Auxiliaries73
Troublespot 11Nouns and Quantity Words81
Troublespot 12Subject-Verb Agreement90
Troublespot 13Articles98
Troublespot 14Pronoun and Pronoun Reference106
Troublespot 15Adjectives and Adverbs114
Troublespot 16Infinitive, -ing, and Past Participle Forms123
Troublespot 17Prepositions and Phrasal Verbs132
Troublespot 18Relative Clauses142
Troublespot 19Conditions and Wishes150
Troublespot 20Quoting, Reporting, and Citing Sources156
References167
Appendix168
Answer Key171
Index185

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