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Title:
English simplified
Author:
Ellsworth, Blanche, 1902-1997.
Edition:
Fifth edition / revised by John A. Higgins.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper & Row, [1985]

©1985
Physical Description:
32 pages ; 28 cm
General Note:
Cover title.

"Grammar, punctuation, mechanics, effective paragraphs, spelling, usage, documentation."

Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780060419035
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

At only 72 pages," English Simplified, 11/e" is a perfect resource for writers desiring a concise, inexpensive grammar handbook for comprehensive coverage of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling, and word choice. The book also offers the latest updates on documentation style, and material on note-taking, source evaluation, and avoiding plagiarism. Concise and inexpensive.Goes beyond mechanics to include easy-to-read tables that clarify verb tenses and forms, the latest updates on documentation style, and material on note-taking, source evaluation, and avoiding plagiarism. Emphasis onthe 3 most common sentence-level errors helps students avoid the most common grammatical pitfalls-comma splices, fused sentences, and fragments. Latest updates on documentation style, and material on note-taking, source evaluation, and avoiding plagiarism. An exercise book (available separately) offers the opportunity to practice what is learned.


Author Notes

John Higgins is an illustrator who made the Kate Greenaway Medal 2015 shortlist along with Marc Olivent for Dark Satanic Mills.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Sections 1-27 Sentences And Grammar
1-3 The Sentence and Its Parts
4-9 The Parts of Speech: A Survey
10-11 Using Nouns
12-15 Using Verbs
16-17 Using Adjectives and Adverbs
18-20 Using Pronouns
21-22 Recognizing Phrases and Clauses
23-24 Agreement
25-27 Effective Sentences
Sections 30-56 Punctuation
30-32 The Comma [,]
33-34 The Period [.]
35-36 The Question Mark [?]
37-38 The Exclamation Point [!]
39 The Semicolon [;]
40-42 The Apostrophe [']
43 Italics (Underlining)
44-48 Quotation Marks [" "]
49-50 The Colon [:]
51 The Dash [-]
52-53 Parentheses [( )]
54 Brackets [[ ]]
55 The Hyphen [-]
56 The Slash (Virgule) [/]
Sections 60-74 Mechanics And Spelling
60 Manuscript Form
61-63 Capitalization
64 Syllabication
65-67 Numbers
68-69 Abbreviations
70-74 Spelling
Sections 80-83 Word Choice
Sections 90-96 Paragraphs And Papers
90-91 Paragraphs
92-93 Essays
94-96 Research Papers
Index
Correction Chart (Inside Back Cover)
Quick Locator Chart (Outside Back Cover)