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Teaches essential writing and proofreading skills for school or the workplace.  Fifteen topics and more than seventy-five application exercises cover grammar, punctuation, and style skills. Multiple exercises for each topic reinforce the concepts. Master basic word-processing skills while developing English skills. Designed to be used with either Microsoft® Office Word 2002 or Word 2003. Includes helpful notes, hints, and definitions. Illustrates basic business correspondences, including memos, business letters, and resumes.

Synopsis:

Although written with Microsoft Word in mind, this book's principles are applicable to any word processing software. Users will learn how to take advantage of all the word processing functions, such as saving files, formatting, printing, and avoiding errors.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................. i

GRAMMAR

Topics 1— 5

I.               SUBJECTS AND VERBS...................................................................................................... 2

Subjects and Verbs  n Find the Subject  n Find the Verb   n Action Verbs

Linking Verbs  n Prepositional Phrases n Helping Verbs and Verb Phrases

II.             COMPLETE SENTENCES.................................................................................................. 16

Fragments  n Phrases and Clauses   n Independent and Dependent Clauses

Correcting Fragments  n Hints on Proofreading for Fragments

III.           RUN-ON SENTENCES......................................................................................................... 32

What are Run-on Sentences?  n Correcting Run-on Sentences

Words that Often Lead to Run-on Sentences

IV.          SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT........................................................................................ 48

Making Subjects and Verbs Agree  n Compound Subjects  n Verbs Separated from Subjects

Pronouns  n Indefinite Pronouns  n Either…or; Neither…nor  n There Sentences

V.     PRONOUNS............................................................................................................................... 64

Choosing the Right Pronoun  n Using Subject Pronouns   n Using Object Pronouns

Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement   n General Nouns  n Collective Nouns  n Indefinite Pronouns

PUNCTUATION

Topics 6 — 8

VI.          COMMAS................................................................................................................................. 78

Comma Rules 1-3  n Comma Rules 4-6

VII.        APOSTROPHES.................................................................................................................... 92

Possessive Apostrophes: Singular Nouns  n Possessive Apostrophes: Plural Nouns  n Contractions

VIII.      OTHER PUNCTUATION MARKS.................................................................................... 102

Period  n Question Mark  n Exclamation Point  n Colon  n Semicolon n Hyphens  n Dashes

Parentheses  n Quotation Marks

MECHANICS

Topics 9 — 10

IX.          CAPITALIZATION................................................................................................................ 114

Capitalization Rules

X.            USING NUMBERS IN WRITING....................................................................................... 124

Rules for Expressing Numbers

 

WORDUSAGE

Topics 11— 13

XI.          COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS................................................................................. 134

Words Commonly Confused

XII.        PROBLEM WORDS............................................................................................................ 146

Meaning Determines Usage

XIII.      MORE PROBLEM WORDS............................................................................................... 154

Troublesome Words

STYLE

Topics 14 — 15

XIV.    ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VERBS....................................................................................... 166

Active and Passive Voice  n Creating Direct and Forceful Sentences n Two Exceptions

XV.      SHIFTS OF PERSON.......................................................................................................... 174

Point of View: Person  n Avoid Shifts of Person

APPENDICES

APPENDIX A.................................................................................................................................. 182

Supplemental Exercises

APPENDIX B.................................................................................................................................. 201

Business Letter Formats n Block Letter Format vs. Modified-Block n Envelope Formats

APPENDIX C.................................................................................................................................. 206

Memos

APPENDIX D.................................................................................................................................. 208

Resumes  n Cover Letters

APPENDIX E.................................................................................................................................. 213

Commonly Misspelled Words

APPENDIX F.................................................................................................................................. 218

Internet Resources

APPENDIX G.................................................................................................................................. 220

Correction Symbols

INDEX.............................................................................................................................................. 221

Product Details

ISBN:
9781562436247
Author:
DDC Publishing
Author:
Ddc
Author:
Frew, Michael J.
Author:
DDC Publishing
Publisher:
DDC Publishing
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Word Processing - General
Subject:
Word processing
Subject:
English language -- Style -- Computer-assisted instruction.
Subject:
Office Automation
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
Reference-Grammar and Style
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1280486
Series:
DDC Learning Series
Series Volume:
no. 99-4
Publication Date:
July 1998
Binding:
Spiral
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
28 cm. +

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Reference » Grammar and Style
Reference » Grammar and Usage

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