English Fundamentals

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Longman, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 436 pages
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Like its predecessors, this new edition of English Fundamentalsoffers a solid treatment of grammar that has proven successful for thousands of developing writers. Beginning with the basic elements of the sentence, the book presents each topic with clear, detailed explanations and numerous exercises. The first lessons introduce the basic system of the language and provide carefully chosen examples of verb connections, basic sentence patterns, and the internal workings of the sentence. Once the foundation is laid, subsequent lessons explore the more complex structures and relationships of the language. The final instructional section surveys college writing; readers study the writing process, with special emphasis on techniques of invention, and then learn to apply the process to a wide range of writing assignments. The section closes with coverage of essay tests and test-taking. The examples and exercises throughout the book come from a number of disciplines, including science and business, to accommodate the interests of a wide range of readers. The text concludes with a set of twenty progress tests and three appendixes: sentence-combining, diagnostic tests, and an answer key to the Practice Sheets. For those interested in developing their grammar skills.

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Contents

Part
1
Subjects and Verbs
7
Verbs
21
Sentence Patterns with
29
Complements
37
Complements
45
Part 2
57
Clauses
73
Commas
179
Punctuation Marks
189
Exercise 25 Using Modifiers
255
Lessons Practice Sheets
265
Spelling
273
Exercise 27 Spelling Rules Words
281
Capitals
289
Practice Sheet 29A Spelling
297

Adjective Clauses
85
Clauses
99
Gerund and Infinitive
109
Exercise 12A Verbal Phrases
121
Misplaced Modifiers
135
Misplaced
141
Exercise 15
153
Exercise 16
161
Practice Sheet 17 Commas
167
Commas to Enclose
173
Writing Paragraphs
305
Paragraphs
325
Writing Longer Essays
343
Part 8
355
Usage
383
Spelling
389
Answer Key
423
Index
430
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