The Macmillan English Series

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Macmillan, 1963 - English language

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Contents

Complete Sentences 1
Four Kinds of Sentences 4
Language Notebooks 7
Every Sentence Has Two Parts 8
The Simple Predicate 10
The Simple Subject 13
The Subject in Unusual Positions 14
Subjects and Verbs in Interrogative and Exclamatory Sentences 16
Abbreviations 241
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Uses of Capital Letters 242
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Writing Titles of Things You Have Read 245
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The Apostrophe 246
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Midyear Reviews 204
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Descriptions and Directions 255
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Pictures in Your Mind 255
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Pictures Made by Poets 257
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When the Subject Is Not Given 17
Compound Subjects 18
Compound Predicates 20
Revising and Proofreading Your Work 22
TESTS FOR YOU 26
2Taking Part in Discussion 31
What Makes a Good Discussion? 33
Courtesy in Discussions 34
Using Synonyms for Overworked Words 37
Making a Good Summary 39
Speaking Distinctly in Discussions 40
3Using Nouns and Pronouns 45
What Are Nouns? 45
Common Nouns and Proper Nouns 47
Singular and Plural Nouns 50
How Nouns Show Possession 53
Pronouns 55 V
Conversations and Introductions 71
Using Verbs Correctly 93
Poetry and Choral Speaking 121
Using Adjectives and Adverbs 141
Using the Library and Reading 164
Building Good Paragraphs 185
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Oral and Written Reports
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Choosing Titles and Subjects 209
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Some Subjects Are Too Broad 213
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Getting Information for Reports 215
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Selecting Ideas for Your Report 217
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An Outline for Your Report 219
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Writing a Report 222
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Giving an Oral Report 224
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Reports on Radio and TV Programs 226
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Capitalization and Punctuation 231
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The Use of Commas 234
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Quotations 238
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Describing People and Places 259
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Using Words in a Series 261
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Overworked Adjectives 262
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Describing Events 263
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Descriptive Words in Want Ads 264
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Giving Directions 265
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Other Directions 267
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Words and Their Meanings 273
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Meanings in the Dictionary 278
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Pronunciation 280
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Say Words Clearly 282
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Writing Good Letters 291
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Capitalization and Punctuation in Letters 295
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Writing Friendly Letters 296
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Writing ThankYou Letters 297
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Invitations 299
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Business Letters 302
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Preparation for Mailing 304
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Improving Your Spelling 311
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Learn to Spell New Words 312
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Tricky Letters in Spelling 313
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Prefixes and Suffixes 315
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Homonyms 317
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Words to Master 318
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Telling and Writing Stories 327
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What Is a Story? 327
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Getting Ideas for Original Stories 330
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Telling Stories 332
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Storytelling As Game and Pastime 336
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StoryPoems 339
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Final Reviews 347
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NOUNS AND PRONOUNS 348
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MODIFIERS 350
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Summary 352
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