Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers: Form B

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McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2008 - English language - 590 pages
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This best-selling sentence-level worktext by John Langan continues to help students master the essential grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and usage skills needed for clear, thoughtful writing. The seventh edition of Sentence Skills, Form B features a greater emphasis on prewriting and revision, a new chapter for non-native speakers, and much more!

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Contents

Effective Writing
2
A Brief Guide to Effective Writing
11
The Writing Process
43
Sentence Skills
66
Fragments
82
RunOns
106
Verbs Pronouns and Agreement
145
Irregular Verbs
159
Commonly Confused Words
412
Effective Word Choice
440
Reinforcement of the Skills
454
Combined Mastery Tests
456
Fragments and RunOns
457
Verbs
459
Pronouns
461
Faulty Modifiers and Parallelism
463

SubjectVerb Agreement
174
Additional Information about Verbs
196
Pronoun Reference Agreement
206
Pronoun Types
221
Modifiers and Parallelism
236
Misplaced Modifiers
246
Dangling Modifiers
254
Faulty Parallelism
262
Sentence Variety II
272
Paper Format
288
Capital Letters
295
Numbers and Abbreviations
311
End Marks
318
Quotation Marks
340
Comma
355
Other Punctuation Marks
374
Word Use
382
Spelling Improvement
394
Omitted Words and Letters
405
Capital Letters and Punctuation
465
Word Use
467
Editing and Proofreading Tests
469
Fragments
470
Fragments
474
RunOns Fused Sentences
476
RunOns Comma Splices
478
Standard English Verbs
480
Irregular Verbs
482
Faulty Parallelism
484
Capital Letters
486
Apostrophes
488
Quotation Marks
490
Commas
492
Commonly Confused Words
494
Combined Editing Tests
496
Credits
586
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