The Least You Should Know About English: Form C
This best-selling text teaches the essentials of spelling, sentence structure, punctuation, mechanics and the writing of simple papers. Glazier's clear, enjoyable presentation of basic writing skills is supported by abundant examples and exercise sets (50 to 100 per rule) built around topics that hold students' interest. Simple terms are used to present essentials of English, so students follow material easily and gain confidence as they learn. Simple organisation--rule plus exercise--makes it easier for students to work on their own. Exercises are built around interesting topics, so students enjoy reading the text as they learn about writing. Exercises include environmental, cross-cultural and cross-curricular material.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 162.56 x 233.68 x 15.24mm | 430.91g
- 01 Feb 1996
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Heinle & Heinle Publishers Inc.,U.S.
- Florence, United States
- 5th Revised edition
Table of contents
To the Instructor. What Is the Least You Should Know?. Part I: Spelling. Your Own List of Misspelled Words. Words Often Confused. Contractions. Possessives. Words that Can Be Broken Into Parts. Rule for Doubling a Final Consonant. A List of Frequently Misspelled Words. Using Your Dictionary. Part II: Sentence Structure. Finding Subjects and Verbs. Subjects Not in Prepositional Phrases. More About Verbs and Subjects. Correcting Run-Together Sentences. Correcting Fragments. More About Fragments. Using Standard English Verbs. Using Helping Verbs and Irregular Verbs. Avoiding Dialect Expressions. Making Subjects, Verbs, And Pronouns Agree. Choosing the Right Pronoun. Making the Pronoun Refer to the Right Word. Correcting Misplaced or Dangling Modifiers. Using Parallel Construction. Correcting Shift in Time. Correcting Shift in Person. Correcting Wordiness. Avoiding Cliches. Part III: Punctuation and Capital Letters. Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Mark, Semicolon, Colon, Dash. Commas (Rules 1,2 and 3). Commas (Rules 4,5 and 6). Quotation Marks. Capital Letters. Review of Punctuation and Capital Letters. Comprehensive Test on Entire Text. Part IV: Writing. Eight Steps to Better Writing. Assignments: A Satisfying Moment. A Place Important to Me. Two Thesis Statements with Points. Writing a Paragraph. A Decision I Have Made. A Hobby. My Best Class. A Process Paper. A Thousand Dollars to Spend. An Achievement I'm Proud Of. A Quotation for Me. Advice that Changed My Life. My Opinion on a Current Problem. Writing a Summary (100 Words): The National Parks of Alaska. How to Keep Air Clean. Darkness at Noon. The Return of the Peregrine Falcon. Turning Rails Into Trails. Writing an Application: A Letter of Application. Writing an Evaluation: An Evaulation of My Performance.