Essentials Of English N/e: BOOK WITH APA STYLE

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From grammar and punctuation to the creation of essays and business letters, The Essentials of English: A Writer¿s Handbook, by Ann Hogue, is a must-have reference tool for today¿s writer. As easy to use as a dictionary, this handbook is designed specifically for non-native English speakers. The Essentials of English pays extra attention to articles, phrasal verbs, subordinate clauses, and other commonly troublesome items. The book uses everyday language and simple sentence structure in both explanations and examples. The examples reflect topics of multicultural interest.

Each part focuses on a single topic, building from sentence structure and mechanics to writing, revising, and proper formatting. Students also learn how to write a research paper in the MLA and APA styles. Practice exercises provide immediate application, and ¿Special Tips¿ throughout indicate common errors, explain confusing points, and offer helpful hints.

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From grammar and punctuation to the creation of essays and business letters, The Essentials of English: A Writer¿s Handbook, by Ann Hogue, is a must-have reference tool for today¿s writer. As easy to use as a dictionary, this handbook is designed specifically for non-native English speakers. The Essentials of English pays extra attent...

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From grammar and punctuation to the creation of essays and business letters, The Essentials of English: A Writer's Handbook is a must-have reference tool for today's writer. As easy to use as a dictionary, this handbook is designed specifically for non-native English speakers: Pays extra attention to articles, phrasal verbs, subo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:466 pages, 8.96 × 7.34 × 0.81 inPublished:November 4, 2003Publisher:PEARSON LONGMANLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART 1 The Basics

 

1     Words

a   Nouns

b   Pronouns

c   Verbs

d   Adjectives

e   Articles

f   Adverbs

g   Prepositions

h   Conjunctions

i   Interjections

 

2     Phrases

        a   Noun phrases

        b   Infinitive phrases

        c   Gerund phrases

        d   Prepositional phrases

        e   -ing and -ed phrases

        f   Appositive phrases

 

3     Clauses

a   Independent clauses

b   Dependent clauses

 

4     Sentences

a   Sentence parts

b   Sentence patterns

c   Question patterns

d   Kinds of sentences

 

 

PART 2 Clear Sentences

 

5     Connecting Ideas

      a   Coordination

      b   Subordination

      c   Coordination or subordination?

 

6     Connecting Ideas by Coordination

      a   Making compound sentences

      b   Connecting words coordinating conjunctions

      c   Connecting words with correlative conjunctions

      d   Using parallel forms

 

7     Connecting Ideas by Subordination

      a   Making complex sentences

      b   Using appositives

      c   Using -ing and -ed phrases

      d   Using shortened adverb clauses

 

8     Common Sentence Problems

      a   Fragments

      b   Run-together sentences

      c   Choppy writing

      d   Overuse of and, but, and so

 

9     Word Order

      a   Normal word order

      b   Inverted (verb-subject) word order

      c   Word order of direct and indirect objects

      d   Varying sentence openings

 

10   Word Choice

      a   Dictionaries and thesauruses

      b   Informal language and slang

      c   Gender-sensitive (sexist) language

 

 

PART 3 Grammar

 

11   Verb Forms and Tenses

      a   Verb forms

      b   Verb tenses

      c   Special tense combinations

      d   Modals

      e   Passive voice

 

12   Special Situations with Verbs

      a   Gerunds

      b   Infinitives

      c   Gerunds vs. infinitives

      d   Phrasal verbs

 

13   Subject-Verb Agreement

      a   Singular subject

      b   Singular or plural subjects

      c   Plural subjects

      d   Confusing situations

 

14   Nouns: Count and Noncount

      a   Count nouns

      b   Noncount nouns

      c   Count or noncount nouns

      d   Expressing quantity

 

15   Articles

      a   For generic nouns: a, an, or no article ( æ )

      b   For indefinite articles: a, an, or some

      c   For definite nouns: the

      d   Idiomatic uses of articles

      e   Choosing the right article

 

16   Pronouns

      a   Subject, object, and possessive forms

      b   Special situations

      c   Myself, ourselves

      d   Each other and one another

 

17   Pronoun Agreement

      a   With indefinite pronouns: someone, everybody

      b   With generic nouns: a student, an employee

      c   With collective nouns: team, class

      d   With eitheror and neither ... nor

 

18   Pronouns: Unclear Reference

 

19   Adjectives and Adverbs: Position

      a   Position of adjectives

      b   Position of adverbs

 

20   Special Situations with Adjectives

      a   Agreement of adjectives

      b   Order of adjectives

      c   Participial adjectives: boring or bored?

 

21   Comparisons

       a   Equal degree: as big as, the same size as

   b   Comparative and superlative degrees: bigger than, the biggest; more difficult than, the most difficult

   c   Parallel forms with comparisons

 

22   Negatives

      a   No vs. not

      b   Double negatives

 

23   Adjective Clauses

      a   Subject pronouns: who, which, that

      b   Object pronouns: whom, which, that, æ (no pronoun)

      c   Possessive pronoun: whose

      d   Relative adverbs: where and when

      e   Punctuation of adjective clauses

 

 

PART 4 Punctuation

           

24   End Punctuation

      a   Periods

      b   Question marks

      c   Exclamation points

 

25   Commas

      a   In compound sentences

      b   After introducers

      c   Around extra-information modifiers

      d   With transition signals

      e   With direct quotations

      f   With items in a series

      g   Other uses of commas

 

26   Semicolons

      a   In compound sentences

      b   In compound sentences with transition signals

      c   In a series containing commas

 

27   Colons

      a   In sentences

      b   Other uses of colons

 

28   Apostrophes

      a   With possessives

      b   In contractions and in years

      c   With special plurals

 

29   Quotation Marks

      a   With direct quotations

      b   Other uses of quotation marks

 

30   Parentheses

 

31   Dashes

 

32   Brackets and Ellipses

 

 

PART 5 Mechanics

 

33   Capital Letters

      a   Pronoun I

      b   First word of a sentence

      c   Proper nouns and most proper adjectives

      d   Titles and subtitles of works

      e   Greetings and closings in letters

      f   Certain abbreviations

 

34   Hyphens

      a   In compound words

      b   Dividing words at the end of a line

 

35   Underlining and Italics

      a   Titles of long works

      b   Foreign words

      c   Numbers, letters, and words used as words

 

36   Abbreviations

      a   Titles of people

      b   Dates and times

      c   Familiar abbreviations

      d   Postal codes

      e   Latin abbreviations

      f   Words usually not abbreviated

 

37   Numbers

      a   Numbers written as words

      b   Numbers written as numerals

      c   Forming plural numbers

 

38   Spelling

      a   ei or ie rule

      b   Adding suffixes

      c   Forming plurals

      d   British and American spelling

 

 

PART 6 Writing and Revising

 

39   Writing in English

 

40   The Writing Process

      a   Creating

      b   Organizing

      c   Writing

      d   Polishing

 

41   Paragraphs

      a   Topic sentence

      b   Supporting sentences

      c   Paragraph unity

      d   Paragraph coherence

      e   Concluding sentence

      f   Patterns of paragraph organization

 

42   Essays

      a   Introduction

      b   Body

      c   Conclusion

      d   Patterns of essay organization

 

 

PART 7 Formats

 

43   Writing on a Computer

 

44   Document Formats

      a   Academic papers (MLA style)

      b   Lab reports

      c   Business documents

      d   E-mail

 

45   Research Papers

      a   Making a schedule

      b   Taking a library tour

      c   Choosing a topic

      d   Collecting information

      e   Reading and taking notes

      f    Writing and revising the paper

      g   Citing your sources (MLA style)

      h   Sample research paper

 

 

PART 8 Reference Lists

 

46   Irregular Verbs

47   Verb + Prepositions Combinations

48   Phrasal Verbs

49   Adjective + Preposition Combinations

50   Pairs of -ing / -ed Adjectives

51   Proper Nouns with The

52   Connecting Words

53   Transition Signals

54   Troublesome Words

55   Editing Symbols

56   APA Style

    

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