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. Business English for the 21st Century offers business students and their instructors concise explanations and solid practice for every useful, critical grammar usage and vocabulary concept. Providing simple explanations of often frustrating language problems, this student-friendly text is designed to help students communicate more effectively in the ever-changing world of business.
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  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 210.3 x 278.9 x 19.3mm | 948.02g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130992755
  • 9780130992758

About Patricia Ellison

Pat Taylor Ellison earned her B.A. in English and Speech-Communication at the University of Minnesota, her M.A. in Teaching at the University of St. Thomas, and her Ph.D. in Adult Education at the University of Minnesota. She has taught English and speech classes for 30 years, mostly for business and broadcasting students, and has won several awards, among them the Award for Faculty Excellence from the Minnesota Association of Private Postsecondary Schools. Currently she coordinates three research teams and works as Developmental Editor for Church Innovations Institute while teaching courses in matching mission to demographics, professional career development, and student survival skills at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She advises doctoral students on matters of research and thesis construction. She has also served Minnesota School of Business and Globe College of Business as their faculty's professional development trainer. Dr. Ellison has co-authored two books about interactive small group processes, Learning Together and Being Together. She wrote the extensive lecture notes and teacher materials for Prentice Hall's Instructor's Manual to Applied English. She also co-authored a video workshop for organizations that develop habits for talking together about the challenges they face together. "Saying what you mean to say is a critical skill for such delicate communication," she says. Her research into how adults learn and apply new collaborative skills has made her a sought-after speaker on teaching methods, particularly those that foster the creation of community in the classroom. Her own facility with English, among the three languages she speaks, helps her to write for and train other educators in the art of teaching. She believes in excellent listening and speaking as the primary tools we will need to build community into the future. James Scannell McCormick earned his B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and his Ph.D. in English at Western Michigan University in 1995. He has taught English and business writing for 13 years at such places as Fullerton College in California, University of Wisconsin at Waukesha, Brown Institute in Minneapolis, Globe College of Business in St. Paul, and Marquette University of Milwaukee. He currently lives, writes, and teaches in Rochester, Minnesota.
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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. Appendix A: Author's Comments. Appendix B: Testing Material. Appendix C: Transparency Masters.
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