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Writing : Grammar, Usage and Style

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When it comes to pinpointing the stuff you really need to know, nobody does it better than CliffsNotes. This fast, effective tutorial helps you master core grammar, usage, and concepts -- from parts of speech, punctuation, and clauses to common sentence errors, misused words, and the elements of style -- and get the best possible grade. At CliffsNotes, we're dedicated to helping you do your best, no matter how challenging the subject. Our authors are veteran teachers and talented writers who know how to cut to the chase -- and zero in on the essential information you need to succeed.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 132.08 x 208.28 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • index
  • 0764563939
  • 9780764563935
  • 1,797,090

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We take great notes--and make learning a snap
When it comes to pinpointing the stuff you really need to know, nobody does it better than CliffsNotes. This fast, effective tutorial helps you master core grammar, usage, and style concepts -- and get the best possible grade. At CliffsNotes, we're dedicated to helping you do your best, no matter how challenging the subject. Our authors are veteran teachers and talented writers who know how to cut to the chase--and zero in on the essential information you need to succeed. Master the basics--fastComplete coverage of core conceptsAccessible, topic-by-topic organizationFree pocket guide for easy reference
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About Jean Eggenschwiler

Jean Eggenschwiler, MA is a graduate of U. C. Berkeley and Stanford University. She has taught English and Composition in high school and worked as a business editor and writer. Emily Dotson Biggs is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Murray State University. She is currently an adjunct instructor at Paducah Community College and Murray State University and has taught English to students from kindergarten to college.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Chapter 1: NOUNS. Chapter 2: VERBS. Chapter 3: PRONOUNS. Chapter 4: MODIFIERS: ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS. Chapter 5: PREPOSITIONS, CONJUNCTIONS, AND INTERJECTIONS. Chapter 6: PHRASES, CLAUSES, AND SENTENCES. Chapter 7: COMMON SENTENCE ERRORS. Chapter 8: PERIODS, QUESTION MARKS, AND EXCLAMATION POINTS. Chapter 9: COMMAS, SEMICOLONS, AND COLONS. Chapter 10: DASHES, PARENTHESES, AND QUOTATION MARKS. Chapter 11: IDIOMS, CLICHES, JARGON, and FADDISH language. Chapter 12: COMPOUND WORDS AND WORDINESS. Chapter 13: PREWRITING: HOW TO BEGIN A WRITING ASSIGNMENT. Chapter 14: PREWRITING: HOW TO RESEARCH AND ORGANIZE. Chapter 15: WRITING. Chapter 16: REVISING AND EDITING. CQR Review. CQR Resource Center. GLOSSARY. Appendix: FREQUENTLY CONFUSED WORDS. Index.
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