Concise English handbook

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D.C. Heath, Jan 1, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 528 pages
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Contents

Composing the Essay
8
Thinking and Writing
17
Arranging and Drafting
37
Writing Effective Paragraphs
53
Revising
71
Using Word Processors
81
Structuring Sentences
89
a The basic sentence
118
The Semicolon
233
The Dash
242
Quotation Marks
248
Brackets
253
Italics
265
Numbers
272
Errors in the Case Forms of Pronouns
281
b Possessive case inflections
287

Linking verb
119
Transitive verb with object complement
120
Four alterations
122
Expletive constructions
124
Modifying with Individual Words and Phrases
126
b Placement of modifiers
128
Phrases that modify
129
Absolute phrases
130
Effects
131
Modifying with Clauses
134
b Subordinate clauses
135
Relative clauses
136
Effects
138
Using Nominate and Appositives
140
Modifying Restrictively
147
Coordinating
154
Choosing the Best Words
160
Writing Concisely
189
Writing in the Active and Passive Voice
201
Punctuating and Following
207
The Period
215
The Question Mark
218
SubjectVerb Disagreement
300
h Separation of subject and verb
306
Errors in Adjective and Adverb Forms
316
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
327
Comma Splice and Fused Sentence
333
The Sentence Fragment
340
Nonparallel Constructions
346
Eliminating Spelling Problems
353
Writing for Special Purposes
367
Writing Answers for Essay
380
Writing Business Letters
386
Writing the Research Paper
395
Selecting and Limiting the Subject
407
Locating Sources and Taking Notes
422
Planning and Writing the Research Paper
431
Sample Research Paper
446
The APA Format
475
Glossary of Usage
485
Glossary of Grammatical Terms
502
Index
515
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