Essentials of English

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Barron's Educational Series, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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Updated and expanded, this book fills a double purpose as both a useful classroom text and a practical style manual for writers. It reviews English grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and correct word usage, and advises on adapting writing style to different formats, including both classroom assignments, business documents, and electronic communication. Readers will also find detailed instruction on essay writing, starting with outlining a subject, and going on to writing a draft and then editing and polishing it into a finished composition. New in this edition is a sample research paper that uses online sources and follows the widely popular MLA style for footnotes.
  

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Contents

The Verb
13
The Verbal
27
Sentence Connectors
33
Sentence Errors
53
Faulty Pronoun Reference
69
Dangling Modifiers
79
Split Constructions
87
Omission of Necessary Words
95
the Subject
153
Gather and Record Your Material
159
Write the Essay from the Plan
168
Adopt an Appropriate Mood Tone
177
Avoid Wordiness
179
BAvoid the Special Problems
185
Writing a Resume
194
Glossary of Words and Phrases
211

Consistency
107
Misuse of the Comma
120
The Hyphen
123
Italics
129
Which Prepositions Go with Which Verbs?
222
Index
233
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Vincent F. Hopper was for many years Professor of English at New York University.