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Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, Form B / Edition 8
     

Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, Form B / Edition 8

by John Langan
 

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ISBN-10: 0073533270

ISBN-13: 9780073533278

Pub. Date: 04/30/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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 eighth edition of Sentence Skills, Form B features a new 4-color design that adds visual appeal and highlights key concepts to students.

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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 eighth edition of Sentence Skills, Form B features a new 4-color design that adds visual appeal and highlights key concepts to students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073533278
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
04/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
1,225,807
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(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: Ansswers to Introductory Activities and Practice Exercises in Part Two
Index
Corrections Symbols

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