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Barron's E-Z English, Harriet Diamond and Phyllis Dutwin

Barron's E-Z English, Harriet Diamond and Phyllis Dutwin
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Barron's E-Z English
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Harriet Diamond and Phyllis Dutwin
From the Publisher: The authors demonstrate the process of translating coherent thinking into coherent grammar, with attention to all parts of speech, verb tenses and moods. Examples of proper sentence construction deal with simple, compound, and complex sentences, and demonstrate agreement in number, correct sequence of tenses, and more. Other topics covered include punctuation, vocabulary building, and writing style. Exercises with answers appear throughout the text. Barron's continues its ongoing project of updating, improving, and giving handsome new designs to its popular list of Easy Way titles, now re-named Barron's E-Z Series. The new cover designs reflect the books' brand-new page layouts, which feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than ever. Charts, graphs, diagrams, instructive line illustrations, and where appropriate, amusing cartoons help to make learning E-Z. Barron's E-Z books are self-teaching manuals focused to improve students' grades across a wide array of academic and practical subjects. For most subjects, the skill level ranges between senior high school and college-101 standards. In addition to their self-teaching value, these books are also widely used as textbooks or textbook supplements in classroom settings. E-Z books review their subjects in detail, using both short quizzes and longer tests to help students gauge their learning progress. All exercises and tests come with answers. Subject heads and key phrases are set in a second color as an easy reference aid
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Getting the most from e-z English -- 1: Simplest Complete Thought -- What you're always known -- Recognizing complete and incomplete thoughts -- Action words: special problems -- Grammar connection: Nouns and verbs -- Answer key -- 2: Performer And Action: Understanding Time And Number -- Understanding time -- Understanding number -- Answer key -- 3: Adding Descriptive Words -- Descriptive words: Adding machine -- Descriptive words: Special problems -- Grammar connection: Adjectives, adverbs, and articles -- Answer key -- 4: Using Descriptive Words Correctly -- Descriptive words: Using comparison -- Answer key -- 5: Adding Descriptive Phrases -- Descriptive phrases: Adding meaning -- Descriptive Phrases: Correct placement -- Answer key -- 6: Review Exercises For Chapters 1-5 -- Review exercises -- Summary of results -- Skills analysis -- Answer key -- 7: Linking Verbs -- What are linking verbs? -- Subject and linking verbs: Agreement in number -- Missing link(ing verb) -- Answer key -- 8: Agreement: Special Problems -- Agreement rules -- Review exercises -- Answer key -- 9: Time: Special Problems -- Helping words has and have -- Common misuses of has and have -- Common misuses of had -- Common misuses of will have -- Common errors regarding simultaneous actions -- Review exercises -- Answer key -- 10: Pronouns -- Pronoun usage rules -- Review exercises -- Answer key -- 11: Review Exercises For Chapters 7-10 -- Review exercises -- Summary of results -- Skills analysis -- Answer key -- 12: Balanced Sentences -- Understanding correct sentence structure -- Answer key -- 13: Punctuation -- End marks -- Commas -- Semicolons -- Answer key14: Review Exercises For Chapters 12-13 -- Review exercises -- Summary of results -- Skills analysis -- Answer key -- 15: Effective Expression -- Style and clarity -- Problems with logic -- Answer key -- 16: More Punctuation -- Quotation marks -- Other marks of punctuation: Colon, hyphen, apostrophe, dash, parentheses, brackets -- Answer key -- 17: Capitalization -- Capitalization rules -- Survey test -- Answer key -- 18: Spelling -- Building blocks of words: consonants, vowels, syllables -- Spelling rules -- Role of accent marks -- Spelling review -- Commonly misspelled words -- Answer key -- 19: Building Vocabulary -- Some facts about vocabulary -- Building your vocabulary with prefixes -- Building your vocabulary with action and descriptive words -- Answer key -- 20: Word Usage -- Commonly misused words -- Words and phrases to avoid -- Answer key -- 21: Review Exercises For Chapters 15-20 -- Review exercises -- Summary of results -- Skills analysis -- Answer key -- 22: Writing Right -- Thinking before you write -- Who is your reader? -- Letters -- Business letter format -- E-mails -- Momoranda -- Reports and proposals -- Essays -- Editing and rewriting -- Summary of steps to simplify and clarify your writing -- Writer's block -- Answer key -- 23: Final Review Exercises -- Review exercises -- Summary of results -- Skills analysis -- Answer key -- Index
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