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Sentence Skills : Workbook for Writer (9TH 11 Edition)
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This best-selling sentence-level worktext by John Langan continues to help students master the essential grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and usage skills needed for clear, thoughtful writing. The ninth edition of
Sentence Skills features new writing assignments, review tests, and references. Table of Contents
PART ONE: EFFECTIVE WRITING CHAPTER ONE: Learning Sentence Skills Why Learn Sentence Skills? Your Attitude about Writing How This Book is Organized How to Use This Book CHAPTER TWO: A Brief Guide to Effective Writing What Is a Paragraph? The Goals of Effective Writing Activities in the Goals of Effective Writing CHAPTER THREE: The Writing Process Steps in the Writing Process Activities in the Writing Process Ten Writing Assignments
PART TWO: SENTENCE SKILLS Section 1: Grammar CHAPTER FOUR: Subjects and Verbs CHAPTER FIVE: Fragments CHAPTER SIX: Run-Ons CHAPTER SEVEN: Sentence Variety I Section 2: Verbs, Pronouns, and Agreement CHAPTER 8: Standard English Verbs CHAPTER 9: Irregular Verbs CHAPTER 10: Subject-Verb Agreement CHAPTER 11: Consistent Verb Tense CHAPTER 12: Additional Information about Verbs CHAPTER 13: Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View CHAPTER 14: Pronoun Types Section 3: Modifiers and Parallelism CHAPTER 15: Adjectives and Adverbs CHAPTER 16: Misplaced Modifier CHAPTER 17: Dangling Modifiers CHAPTER 18: Faulty Parallelism Section 4: Punctuation and Mechanics CHAPTER 20: Paper Format CHAPTER 21: Capital Letters CHAPTER 22: Numbers and Abbreviations CHAPTER 23: End Marks CHAPTER 24: Apostrophe CHAPTER 25: Quotation Marks CHAPTER 26: Comma CHAPTER 27: Other Punctuation Marks Section 5: Word Use CHAPTER 28: Dictionary Use CHAPTER 29: Spelling Improvement CHAPTER 30: Omitted Words and Letters CHAPTER 31: Commonly Confused Words CHAPTER 32: Effective Word Choice PART THREE: REINFORCEMENT OF SENTENCE SKILLS Combined Mastery Tests Fragments and Run-Ons Verbs Pronouns Faulty Modifiers and Parallelism Capital Letters and Punctuation Word Use Editing and Proofreading Tests Test 1: Fragments Test 2: Fragments Test 3: Run-Ons (Fused Sentences) Test 4: Run-Ons (Comma Splices) Test 5: Standard English Verbs Test 6: Irregular Verbs Test 7: Faulty Parallelism Test 8: Capital Letters Test 9: Apostrophes Test 10: Quotation Marks Test 11: Commas Test 12: Commonly Confused Words Combined Editing Tests Appendixes Appendix A: How a Computer Can Help Appendix B: Parts of Speech Appendix C: ESL Pointers Appendix D: Sentence-Skills Diagnostic Test Appendix E: Sentence-Skills Achievement Test Appendix F: Answers to Introductory Activities and Practice Exercises in Part Two Index Corrections Symbols
ISBN: 9780073371696 Author: Langan, John Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua Author: Langan John Subject: Writing Skills Subject: English language -- Sentences. Subject: English language -- Grammar. Subject: Rhetoric Subject: Reference/Writing Copyright: 2011 Publication Date: June 2010 Binding: TRADE PAPER Grade Level: College/higher education: Language: English Illustrations: Y Pages: 584 Dimensions: 9.10x7.30x.90 in. 1.85 lbs.
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