The Bare Essentials: Form B (includes 2009 Mla Update Card)

Paperback | March 15, 2007

bySarah Norton, Brian Green

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Six editions ago Sarah Norton and Brian Green set out to provide students with a textbook that explained writing skills in an accessible manner with minimal technical jargon. Adding a variety of engaging exercises that reinforced these skills made a recipe for success. Now in its sixth edition, The Bare Essentials, Form B follows this tradition while providing new ideas and methods that facilitate the task of learning to write. The Bare Essentials, Form B explains and illustrates the essential elements of effective writing: grammar, punctuation, accurate language, word choice, and sentence and paragraph construction.

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Six editions ago Sarah Norton and Brian Green set out to provide students with a textbook that explained writing skills in an accessible manner with minimal technical jargon. Adding a variety of engaging exercises that reinforced these skills made a recipe for success. Now in its sixth edition, The Bare Essentials, Form B follows this ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:441 pages, 9.31 × 8.22 × 1.14 inPublished:March 15, 2007Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176102876

ISBN - 13:9780176102876

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PrefaceIntroductionUnit 1: WordsChoosing the Right WordsHazardous HomonymsThe ApostropheCapital LettersNumbersUnit 2: SentencesCracking the Sentence CodeSolving Sentence-Fragment ProblemsSolving Run-On Sentence ProblemsSolving Modifier ProblemsThe Parallelism PrincipleRefining by CombiningUnit 3: GrammarChoosing the Correct Verb FormMastering Subject-Verb AgreementKeeping Your Tenses ConsistentChoosing the Correct Pronoun FormMastering Pronoun-Antecedent AgreementMaintaining Person AgreementUnit 4: PunctuationThe CommaThe SemicolonThe ColonQuotation MarksQuestion Marks, Exclamation Marks and Punctuation ReviewUnit 5: Paragraphs and EssaysFinding Something to Write AboutThe Thesis StatementThe OutlineParagraphsRevising Your PaperUnit 6: ReadingsAppendixes:Spelling MattersA Review of the BasicList of Grammatical TermsAnswers to ExercisesIndexCredits