English Essentials: What you need to know about grammar, punctuation, and usage

Paperback | September 2, 2008

byJohn Langan, Lisa Salem-wiseman

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Putting a Canadian face on grammar instruction.

English Essentials profiles real Canadian students' personal stories accompanied by photographs of real people whose lives have been changed by reading and writing. The Canadian author, Dr. Lisa Salem-Wiseman, interviewed students across the country and wove their personal life stories into the fabric of this book.

Not only do students learn grammar through practice, they have an opportunity to engage and relate to the instruction and exercises for each skill. Reflecting the faces, challenges, and triumphs of its reader, this text inspires students to improve their writing skills.

Student photographers snapped the photo essays of many of the students featured in this textbook. This book is made for students, by students.

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Putting a Canadian face on grammar instruction.English Essentials profiles real Canadian students' personal stories accompanied by photographs of real people whose lives have been changed by reading and writing. The Canadian author, Dr. Lisa Salem-Wiseman, interviewed students across the country and wove their personal life stories int...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 0.5 inPublished:September 2, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070980403

ISBN - 13:9780070980402

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: Becoming a Better Writer

1Organizing your Writing

2The Writing Process

PART TWO: The Basics

Objectives

Pre-test

3Parts of Speech

4Subjects and Verbs

5Irregular Verbs

6Sentence Types

7Pronoun Forms

8Pronoun Problems

9Articles

10Adjectives and Adverbs

PART THREE: Beyond the Basics

Objectives

Pre-test

11Subject-Verb Agreement

12Fragments

13Run-Ons and Comma Splices

14Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

15Parallelism

PART FOUR: Punctuation

Objectives

Pre-test

16The Comma

17The Apostrophe

18Quotation Marks

19Other Punctuation Marks

PART FIVE: Mechanics and Spelling

Objectives

Pre-test

20Proofreading Your Work

21Ten Proofreading Tests

22Word Choice

23Capital Letters

24Numbers and Abbreviations

PART SIX: Mechanics and Spelling

Objectives

Pre-test

25Proofreading Your Work

26Ten Proofreading Tests