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Basic grammar and usage

Author: Penelope Choy; Dorothy Goldbart Clark
Publisher: Boston, MA : Wadsworth Cengage Learning, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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"Master the basics of the English language with Basic Grammar And Usage! Covering the important rules of grammar, usage, and syntax, this developmental English book provides you with clear explanations and numerous examples to help you succeed. Exercises help you strengthen your grammar and the book-specific website has grammar reviews that ensure that you master the material."--Publisher's description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Choy; Dorothy Goldbart Clark
ISBN: 9781428211551 1428211551 0495898805 9780495898801
OCLC Number: 656158682
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Unit 1. Identifying Subjects and Verbs --
1. Sentences with One Subject and One Verb --
2. Multiple Subjects and Verbs --
3. Distinguishing Between Objects of Prepositions and Subjects --
4. Main Verbs and Helping Verbs --
Unit 2. Subject Verb Agreement --
5. Recognizing Singular and Plural Subjects and Verbs --
6. Indefinite Pronouns as Subjects --
7. Subjects Understood in a Special Sense --
8. Subjects Joined by Conjunctions --
Unit 3. Identifying and Punctuating the Main Types of Sentences --
9. Compound Sentences --
10. Complex Sentences --
11. Avoiding Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices --
12. Correcting Fragments --
Unit 4. Punctuation That "Sets Off" Or Separates --
13. Parenthetical Expressions --
14. Appositives --
15. Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses --
16. Items in a Series and Dates and Addresses --
Unit 5. Pronoun Usage --
17. Subject, Object, and Possessive Pronouns --
18. Pronouns in Comparisons and Pronouns with -self, -selves --
19. Agreement of Pronouns with Their Antecedents --
20. Order of Pronouns and Spelling of Possessives --
Unit 6. Capitalization, More Punctuation, Placement of Modifiers, Parallel Structure, and Irregular Verbs --
21. Capitalization --
22. Additional Punctuation --
23. Misplaced and Dangling Modifers --
24. Parallel Structure --
25. Irregular Verbs --
Unit 7. Paragraphs --
26. Writing Effective Paragraphs.
Responsibility: Penelope Choy, Dorothy Goldbart Clark.

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"Master the basics of the English language with Basic Grammar And Usage! Covering the important rules of grammar, usage, and syntax, this developmental English book provides you with clear explanations and numerous examples to help you succeed. Exercises help you strengthen your grammar and the book-specific website has grammar reviews that ensure that you master the material."--Publisher's description.

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