Grammer in Plain English

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Автор:Harriet Diamond, Phyllis Dutwin
Издателство:Barrons Educational Series Inc
Страници:342
Корици:меки
Година:1989
Броя:1
ISBN: Тегло (гр.): Формат: 220 / 295 Състояние: Мн. добро
Grammer in Plain English / Harriet Diamond, Phyllis Dutwin

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction vii
Effective Use of This Book: with Sample Questions viii
Test-Taking Tips x
I. The Simplest Complete Thought 1
What You’ve Always Known: The Sentence Pattern of Performer and Action 1 Recognizing Complete and Incomplete Thoughts 5 Action Words: Special Problems 8 ANSWER KEY 16
II. Performer and Action: Understanding Time and Number 18
Understanding Time 18 Understanding Number 20 ANSWER KEY 27
III. Adding Descriptive Words
Descriptive Words: Adding Meaning 28 Descriptive Words: Special Problems 32 ANSWER KEY 34
IV. Using Descriptive Words Correctly
Descriptive Words: Using Comparisons 36 ANSWER KEY 40
V. Adding Descriptive Phrases
Descriptive Phrases: Adding Meaning 41 Descriptive Phrases: Correct Placement 44 ANSWER KEY 48
VI. Cumulative Review
Practice
Performer and Action: Agreement in Number 50 Action Words: Agreement in Time 50 Correct Use of Descriptive Words 50 SUMMARY OF RESULTS AND SKILLS ANALYSIS 58, 59
ANSWER KEY 60
VII. Linking Words
The Flink Is Pretty: The Subject Is Being, not Doing 61 Subject and Linking Word: Agreement in Number 67 The Missing Link(ing Word) 73 ANSWER KEY 75
VIII. Agreement: Special Problems
Rules Concerning Special Problems of Agreement 78 ANSWER KEY 87
9. Time: Special Problems 90
Common Misuses of Has and Have 91
Common Misuses of Had 93
Common Misuses of Will Have 95
Common Errors Regarding Simultaneous Actions 97
ANSWER KEY 104
IX. Pronouns
Rules Concerning Pronoun Usage 107 ANSWER KEY 122
X. Cumulative Review
124
Practice
Agreement in Time and Number 124
Correct Use of Descriptive Words and Phrases 124
Recognizing Complete and Incomplete Thoughts 124
Special Problems in Agreement 124
Special Problems in Time 124
Correct Use of Pronouns 124
SUMMARY OF RESULTS AND SKILLS ANALYSIS 132 ANSWER KEY 134
XI. Balanced Sentences/Coordinated Thoughts 135
Balanced Sentences 136 Coordinated Thoughts 143 ANSWER KEY 152
XII. Punctuation 154
End Marks 154 Commas 155 Semicolons 162 ANSWER KEY 167
XIII. Cumulative Review 169
Practice
Balanced Sentences 169
Coordinated Thoughts 169
Correct Sentence Structure 169
Punctuation Which Affects Sentence Structure 169
SUMMARY OF RESULTS AND SKILLS ANALYSIS 179, 180 ANSWER KEY 181
XIV. Effective Expression 182
Style and Clarity 182 Problems with Logic 191
ANSWER KEY 194
XV. More Punctuation
Quotation Marks 196
Other Marks of Punctuation: Colon, Hyphen, Apostrophe, Dash, Parentheses, Brackets 201 ANSWER KEY 209
XVI. Capitalization
Style Sheet 211 Survey Test 213 ANSWER KEY 219
XVII. Spelling
Building Blocks of Words: Consonants, Vowels, Syllables 222
Adding to Words 222
Rules Concerning Spelling 223
The Role of Accent Marks 225
Commonly Misspelled Words 239
ANSWER KEY 245
XVIII. Word Usage
Commonly Misused Words 249 ANSWER KEY 273
XIX. Cumulative Review
Practice
Effective Expression 274 Punctuation 274 Capitalization 274 Spelling 274 Word Usage 274
SUMMARY OF RESULTS AND SKILLS ANALYSIS 290 ANSWER KEY 292
XX. Writing Skills: Essays
Strong Sentences 296 Well-Developed Paragraphs 300 Successful Essays 304 ANSWER KEY 313
XXI. Practice Examination
Writing Skills Test, Part I 317 Writing Skills Test, Part II 341 ANSWER KEY 342

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