English Essentials

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byJohn Langan

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John Langan's English Essentials offers guidance through the grammar, punctuation, and usage skills needed for success in college and beyond. In short, English Essentials is an efficient, accessible, and helpful guide to mastering practical English skills.The book is divided into four parts -- Part One covers fifteen basic skills; Part Two offers more in-depth information about those and other skills; Part Three presents the essential skills of proofreading, and Part Four covers spelling improvement and dictionaryuse. This student-friendly organization and structure makes the book easy to navigate and a flexible guide.Each section provides essential instructions followed by ampleactivities to encourage learning in the best possible way: by doing.

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John Langan's English Essentials offers guidance through the grammar, punctuation, and usage skills needed for success in college and beyond. In short, English Essentials is an efficient, accessible, and helpful guide to mastering practical English skills.The book is divided into four parts -- Part One covers fifteen basic skills; Part...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:11.4 × 8.1 × 0.6 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0073533327

ISBN - 13:9780073533322

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Instructor

Introduction

About the Book

Becoming a Better Writer

Writing Assignments

Part One: Fifteen Basic Skills

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1: Parts of Speech

2: Subjects and Verbs

3: Irregular Verbs

4: Subject-Verb Agreement

5: Sentence Types

6: Fragments I

7: Fragments II

8: Run-Ons and Comma Splices I

9: Run-Ons and Comma Splices II

10: The Comma

11: The Apostrophe

12: Quotation Marks

13: Homonyms

14: Capital Letters

15: Parallelism

Part Two: Extending the Skills

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16: Preparing a Paper

17: Punctuation Marks

18: Pronoun Forms

19: Pronoun Problems

20: Adjectives and Adverbs

21: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

22: Word Choice

23: Numbers and Abbreviations

24: More about Subjects and Verbs

25: More about Subject-Verb Agreement

26: More about Verbs

27: Even More about Verbs

28: More about Run-Ons and Comma Splices

29: More about Commas

30: More about Apostrophes

31: More about Quotation Marks

32: More about Homonyms

33: More about Capital Letters

Part Three: Proofreading

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34: Basics about Proofreading

35: Ten Proofreading Tests

Part Four: Related Matters

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36: Spelling Improvement

37: Dictionary Use

Index