The Rinehart Guide to Grammar and Style
Composition instructors value this brief, affordable, and easy-to-use text. An overview of grammar is followed by punctuation, usage and style guide. Additional passages for editing have been added in a separate book: answers to exercises appear in yet another bound book. An ESL Appendix addresses issues for non-native speakers in composition courses.
- Paperback | 372 pages
- 142.24 x 205.74 x 15.24mm | 589.67g
- 15 Nov 1995
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Heinle & Heinle Publishers Inc.,U.S.
- Florence, United States
- 4th Revised edition
Table of contents
Part I: A Review of the Basics. Nouns. Pronouns. Adjectives and Adverbs. Verbs and Verb Phrases. Verbal and Verbal Phrases. Function Words. Clauses and Sentences. Part II: Structural and Grammatical Problems. Sentence Fragments. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences. Subject-Verb Agreement. Nonstandard Adjective and Adverb Forms. Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers. Shifts. Split Constructions. Incomplete Constructions. Parallelism. Part III: Punctuation and Mechanics. Commas. Semi-Colons. Colons. Dashes, Parentheses, And Brackets. Periods, Question Marks, And Exclamation Points. Apostrophes. Quotation Marks and Ellipsis Marks. Italics/Underlining. Hyphens and Slashes. Abbreviations and Numbers. Capital Letters. Part IV: Style. Word Choice. Sentence Style. Appendix A: Spelling. Appendix B: English as a Second Language.