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Author: Jeff Coghill; Stacy Magedanz
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©2003.
Series: CliffsStudySolver.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A review of English grammar that includes numerous exercises and examples.
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Coghill; Stacy Magedanz
ISBN: 0764537660 9780764537660
OCLC Number: 52090763
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 313 pages ; 28 cm.
Contents: Nouns and Articles --
Types of Nouns --
Proper Nouns --
Collective Nouns --
Count versus Noncount Nouns --
Plural Nouns --
Showing Possession with Nouns --
Unusual Constructions --
Joint Ownership --
Noun-Verb Agreement --
Articles --
Indefinite Articles --
Gray Area: Articles and the Letter H --
Definite Articles --
Gray Area: British versus American Article Usage --
Pronouns --
Personal Pronouns --
Common Pitfall: Multiple Pronouns and What Case to Use. Common Pitfall: "We" and "Us" as Appositives --
Common Pitfall: Pronouns as Complements (or "It is I!") --
Agreement of Pronouns with Antecedents --
Relative Pronouns --
Gray Area: Restrictive "That" versus Nonrestrictive "Which" --
Common Pitfall: "Who" versus "Whom" --
Demonstrative Pronouns --
Common Pitfall: "This Kind," "Those Sorts" --
Possessive Pronouns --
Common Pitfall: Possessive Pronouns and Apostrophes --
Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns --
Reciprocal Pronouns. Indefinite Pronouns --
Gray Area: Sexist Language and Indefinite Pronouns --
Interrogative Pronouns --
Verbs --
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs: Direct Objects --
Indirect Objects --
Linking Verbs --
Verb Tenses --
Simple Present Tense --
Simple Past Tense --
Simple Future Tense --
Present Progressive Tense --
Past Progressive Tense --
Future Progressive Tense --
Present Perfect Tense --
Past Perfect Tense --
Common Pitfall: "Lie" versus "Lay" --
Future Perfect Tense. Present Perfect Progressive Tense --
Past Perfect Progressive Tense --
Future Perfect Progressive Tense --
Voice --
Common Pitfall: Passive Voice --
Mood --
Phrasal Verbs --
Gray Area: The Particle at the End of the Sentence --
Modal Auxiliaries --
Gray Area: "Can" versus "May" --
Gray Area: "Will" versus "Shall" --
Gerunds --
Gray Area: Possessives with Gerunds --
Infinitives --
Gray Area: Split Infinitives --
Participles --
Conjunctions --
Coordinating Conjunctions. Gray Area: Beginning a Sentence with "And" --
Correlative Conjunctions --
Subordinating Conjunctions --
Gray Area: Using "Than" with Personal Pronouns --
Gray Area: "As" versus "Like" --
Common Pitfall: "Than" versus "Then" --
Conjunctive Adverbs --
Prepositions --
Prepositions and Compound Prepositions --
Common Pitfall: Misused Prepositions --
Common Pitfall: The Double Preposition --
Gray Area: Prepositions at the End of a Sentence --
Prepositional Phrases --
Modifiers. Adjectives and Adverbs --
Adverbs at Work --
Intensifying Adverbs --
Common Pitfall: Unnecessary Adverbs --
Adjective and Adverbial Phrases --
Comparatives and Superlatives --
Common Pitfall: Irregular Endings of Comparison Words --
Common Pitfall: Double Comparisons and Superlatives --
Common Pitfall: Adjectives and Adverbs That Should Not Be Compared --
Emphasis Words --
Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Participles --
Sentences --
Phrases and Clauses --
Subjects. Special Types of Subjects --
Predicates --
Objects --
Phrases --
Special Types of Phrases --
Special Types of Clauses: "That" Clauses --
Special Types of Clauses: "If" Clauses --
Sentence Types: Compound and Complex --
Punctuating Clauses Within Sentences --
Sentence Types: Declarative, Imperative, and Interrogative Moods --
Sentence Types: Passive and Active Voice --
Common Pitfall: Frequently Encountered Sentence Problems --
Run-on Sentences --
Comma Splices. Sentence Fragments --
Misplaced or "Dangling" Modifiers --
Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Elements --
Unclear Antecedents --
Lack of Agreement --
Lack of Parallelism --
Inconsistent Use of Tenses or Pronouns --
Punctuation, Capitalization, and Other Issues --
Periods --
Commas --
Gray Area: The Serial Comma --
Semicolons --
Colons --
Question Marks --
Exclamation Points --
Apostrophes --
Gray Area: Handling 'S Situations --
Common Pitfall: "It's" versus "It is". Quotation Marks --
Hyphens --
Dashes --
Parentheses --
Brackets --
Ellipses --
Slashes --
Capitalization --
Abbreviations and Acronyms in Writing --
Common Pitfall: Latin Abbreviations --
Numerals --
Expressing Dates and Times with Numbers --
Other Uses of Numbers --
Italics --
Customized Full-Length Exam.
Series Title: CliffsStudySolver.
Responsibility: by Jeff Coghill and Stacy Magedanz.
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Standard English grammar, including nouns and pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions and interjections, phrases and clauses, punctuation and common sentence errors.  Read more...

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