Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and Usage

Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and Usage

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For any writing course in English or other disciplines where writing is done. This brief, spiral-bound handbook is ideal for writers who want a clear, concise, user-friendly reference beside them while they write. Its easy-to-navigate coverage offers a wide variety of traditional topics and ESL tips as well as the most current information on writing with computers, conducting online research, and using MLA, APA, Chicago Manual, CBE, and COS citation formats. All writers-not only those in composition courses-will find valuable assistance with the writing process (including help with peer response and using computers effectively); argument; all major areas of grammar and mechanics; conducting research in libraries and online; using the World Wide Web as a resource; documenting and evaluating both print and electronic sources; document design; public writing; writing resumes and cover letters; and writing about more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 160.02 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 5th edition
  • 0130982210
  • 9780130982216

Table of contents

I. THE WRITING PROCESS. 1. Purposes and Audiences. 2. Writing Processes and Strategies. 3. Paragraphs. 4. Argument. 5. Writing with Computers. II. REVISING SENTENCES FOR ACCURACY, CLARITY, AND VARIETY. 6. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences. 7. Subject-Verb Agreement. 8. Sentence Fragments. 9. Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers. 10. Parallel Constructions. 11. Consistency/Avoiding Shifts. 12. Faulty Predication. 13. Coordination and Subordination. 14. Sentence Clarity. 15. Transitions. 16. Sentence Variety. III. PARTS OF SENTENCES. 17. Verbs. 18. Nouns and Pronouns. 19. Pronoun Case and Reference. 20. Adjectives and Adverbs. 21. Prepositions. 22. Subjects. 23. Phrases. 24. Clauses. 25. Essential and Nonessential Clauses and Phrases. 26. Sentences. IV. PUNCTUATION. 27. Commas. 28. Apostrophes. 29. Semicolons. 30. Colons. 31. Quotation Marks. 32. Hyphens. 33. End Punctuation. 34. Other Punctuation. V. MECHANICS AND SPELLING. 35. Capitals. 36. Abbreviations. 37. Numbers. 38. Underlining/Italics. 39. Spelling. VI. STYLE AND WORD CHOICE. 40. Sexist Language. 41. Unnecessary Words. 42. Appropriate Words. VII. ESL CONCERNS. 43. American Style in Writing. 44. Verbs. 45. Omitted Words. 46. Repeated Words. 47. Count and Noncount Nouns. 48. Adjectives and Adverbs. 49. Prepositions. 50. Idioms. VIII. RESEARCH. 51. Finding a Topic. 52. Searching for Information. 53. Evaluating Sources. 54. Taking Notes. 55. Using Sources. IX. ONLINE RESEARCH. 56. Research Online. 57. Web Resources. 58. Evaluating Internet Resources. 59. Citing Internet Resources. X. DOCUMENTATION. 60. Documenting in MLA Style. 61. Documenting in APA Style. 62. Documenting in Other Styles. XI. DOCUMENT DESIGN, PUBLIC WRITING, WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE. 63. Document Design. 64. Public Writing. 65. Writing About Literature. APPENDICES. Glossary of Usage. Glossary of Grammatical Terms. Answer Key for Exercises. more

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