The Least You Should Know about English: Form B

Paperback | July 2, 2004

byTeresa Glazier, Kathy Wagner

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Learning grammar, proper punctuation, and how to write well should not be dull and difficult. A sentence-to-essay level text, The Least You Should Know about English, Form B, Canadian edition, makes learning the fundamentals easy and fun.Featuring a simple, friendly approach, this book instructs readers on the fine points of spelling, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph structure. At 320 pages, this brief text B explains the basics without focusing on rules and terms. Engaging examples and exercises help readers master English writing skills. This book ought to be considered as an English composition survival guide!

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Learning grammar, proper punctuation, and how to write well should not be dull and difficult. A sentence-to-essay level text, The Least You Should Know about English, Form B, Canadian edition, makes learning the fundamentals easy and fun.Featuring a simple, friendly approach, this book instructs readers on the fine points of spelling, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 9.13 × 7.38 × 0.63 inPublished:July 2, 2004Publisher:Harcourt Brace CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176415750

ISBN - 13:9780176415754

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1. Word Choice and SpellingYour Own List of Misspelled WordsWords Often Confused (Set 1)Words Often Confused (Set 2)The Eight Parts of Speech Contractions.PossessivesWords That Can Be Broken into PartsRules for Doubling a Final LetterUsing a Dictionary2. Sentence StructureFinding Subjects and VerbsLocating Prepositional PhrasesUnderstanding Dependent ClausesCorrecting FragmentsCorrecting Run-On SentencesIdentifying Verb PhrasesUsing Standard English VerbsUsing Regular and Irregular VerbsMaintaining Subject/Verb AgreementAvoiding Shifts in TimeRecognizing Verbal PhrasesCorrecting Misplaced or Dangling ModifiersFollowing Sentence PatternsAvoiding Cliches, Awkward Phrases, and WordinessCorrecting for Parallel StructureUsing PronounsAvoiding Shifts in Person3. Punctuation and Capital LettersPeriod, Question Mark, Exclamation PointSemicolon, Colon, DashComma Rules 1, 2, and 3Comma Rules 4, 5, and 6Quotation Marks and Underlining/ItalicsCapital Letters4. WritingWhat Is the Least You Should Know about Writing?Basic StructuresThe ParagraphThe EssayWriting SkillsWriting in Your Own VoiceFinding a TopicOrganizing IdeasSupporting with DetailsRevising Your PapersPresenting Your WorkWriting about What You Read