Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Book Grade 8: Teaching More Practice Application

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Houghton Mifflin School, Jun 1, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 222 pages
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Contents

Chapter O The Sentence and lts Parts 1 Complete Subjects and Predicates
1
2 Simple Subjects
4
3 Simple Predicates or Verbs
7
4 Verb Phrases
10
5 Compound Sentence Parts
13
6 Kinds of Sentences
16
7 Subjects in Unusual Order
19
Subject Complements
22
7 PronounAntecedent Agreement
67
8 lndefinite Pronoun Agreement
70
9 Pronoun Problems
73
10 More Pronoun Problems
76
Chapter Verbs 1 What ls a Verb? 2 Action Verbs and Objects
82
3 Linking Verbs and Predicate Words
85
4 Principal Parts of Verbs 5 lrregular Verbs
88
6 Simple Tenses
94

Objects of Verbs
25
10 Fragments and RunOns
28
Chapter Nouns 1 Kinds of Nouns
31
2 Singular and Plural Nouns
34
3 Possessive Nouns
37
4 Compound Nouns
40
5 Nouns as Subjects and Complements
43
6 Nouns in Phrases
46
Chapter Pronouns 1 What ls a Pronoun? 2 Subject Pronouns
52
3 Object Pronouns
55
4 Possessive Pronouns
58
5 Reflexive and lntensive Pronouns 6 lnterrogatives and Demonstratives
64
7 Perfect Tenses
97
8 Using Verb Tenses
99
9 Troublesome Verb Pairs
103
Chapter Prepositions Conjunctions lnterjections
127
Chapter Verbals and Verbal Phrases
139
Chapter Sentence Structure
148
Chapter SubjectVerb Agreement
163
Chapter Capitalization
178
Punctuation
190
Diagramming
214
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