Business English for the 21st Century

Business English for the 21st Century

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For college and business school courses in Business English and Composition. This comprehensive grammar book helps students develop a clear, concise writing style and serves as a reference for grammar and usage.* NEW - New exercises - Features sentences from current writings about business topics such as team building, electronic job posting, personal computer upgrades, and business travel. * Provides students with practical applications of grammar rules as well as insight into real world business communications. * NEW - Watching the Web segments - A collection of usage and spelling errors found on the web over the past year. * Gives students a "change of pace" from traditional textbook exercises by engaging them in an amusing and instructive scavenger hunt for real-life mistakes. * NEW - Restructured chapters on sentence building - One chapter now focuses on bad habits to avoid; one chapter now focuses on good habits to adopt. * Teaches students proper approaches so they become a part of everyday usage. Ex. Chapters 25 and 26 * NEW - Multimedia Study Guide on Companion Web Site and on CD-ROM. * Provides students and instructors with a complete Distance Learning Package. * NEW - Complete revision of Transparency Masters in AIE - Two transparency masters for each chapter: one exercise and one summary. * Coordinates support materials consistently with every chapter. * NEW - Updated Test Item File available as new Prentice Hall Test Manager for WINDOWS. * Reduces instructors test preparation time. * NEW - Distance Learning Package - All chapter features are linked to the web site and include new and original Editing Passage Exercises, Questions for Discussion on Message Board, and Internet links. * Gives instructors a "ready-to-use" distance learning package. * Simple explanations of often frustrating language problems. * Helps students learn effectively. * Use of short chapters to give concepts in do-able doses - Separate, thorough chapters on each discrete area of grammar and usage, from punctuation to word choice to sentence building. * Aids student retention and builds on previously learned skills. * Review Chart for students to complete for each review chapter. * Provides self-assessment so students can judge their own progress. Ex. Chapters 8, 16, 24, 32, and 40 * Word Tip from the Real World - Vignettes from business people who tell the truth about language expectations for graduates. * Demonstrates to students the importance of good written communication skills in the business world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 205.74 x 274.32 x 30.48mm | 975.22g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • illustrations, (some colour )
  • 0130826677
  • 9780130826671

Table of contents

1. Business Language and Dictionaries. 2. A Few Spelling Rules. 3. A Preview of the Parts of Speech. 4. Sentence Analysis. 5. Capitalization. 6. Plural Forms of Nouns. 7. The Use of Possessive Nouns. 8. Comment and Review. 9. Personal Pronouns. 10. Agreement of Antecedents and Pronouns. 11. Miscellaneous Pronouns at Work. 12. Verbs: Agreement and Mood. 13. Verbs in Sentences. 14. Tenses of Verbs. 15. Regular and Irregular Verbs. 16. Review of Pronouns and Verbs. 17. Verbals. 18. Modifiers of Nouns and Pronouns. 19. Special Uses of Adjectives. 20. Adverbs in Use. 21. Prepositions. 22. Connectives in Coordinate Constructions. 23. Connectives in Complex Sentences. 24. Review. 25. Building Sentences: What to Work Toward. 26. Building Sentences: What to Avoid. 27. The Writing of Numbers. 28. Uses of the Comma. 29. Uses of the Comma (continued). 30. Uses of the Comma (concluded). 31. Uses of Semicolons and Colons. 32. Review. 33. Uses of Dashes, Parentheses, and Brackets. 34. Uses of Quotation Marks, Ellipses, and Apostrophes. 35. Uses of Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points. 36. The Division of Words. 37. General Vocabulary Study for Business Use. 38. Some Terms Commonly Used in Business. 39. Executives Choice. 40. General Review. Posttest. Key Items. Glossary. Index.show more