GRAMMAR TO GO's step-by-step, interactive approach to grammar and punctuation minimizes memorization and instead focuses on visualization through sentence diagramming. Throughout the text, readers find the information they need when they need it, as they take small, incremental steps that guide them progressively from simple concepts to more complex ones. Exercises and writing prompts offer hands-on practice with the material, giving users the tools to analyze their own writing from a grammatical perspective. This edition includes additional “GrammarSpeak” features (which provide guidance on common errors in daily speech and writing); a new “Write Now” feature in each chapter that offers a specific writing topic for paragraph development while focusing on the grammar lessons of the chapter; and more integrated exercises on interesting topics from sports to history to the arts.
Table of Contents
Part I: LEARNING GRAMMAR BASICS.
1. Getting Started.
Parts of Speech Basics. Verb Basics. Noun Basics. Pronoun Basics. Adjective Basics. Adverb Basics. Preposition Basics. Conjunction Basics. Interjection Basics. Parts of Sentences Basics. Subjects and Verbs Basics.
2. Sentence Patterns.
Subject/Verb Sentence Pattern. Subject/Verb/Direct Object Sentence Pattern. Subject/Verb/Indirect Object/Direct Object Sentence Pattern. Subject/Verb/Direct Object/Object Complement Sentence Pattern. Subject/Linking Verb/Subject Complement Sentence Pattern.
3. Adjectives and Adverbs.
Prepositional Phrases. Verb Phrases. Appositive Phases.
5. Verbals and Verbal Phrases.
Participles and Participial Phrases. Gerunds and Gerund Phrases. Infinitives.
6. Word Order Variations.
Questions. There is/There are Constructions. Commands and Requests.
Independent Clauses. Dependent Clauses.
8. Types of Sentences.
Classifying Sentences According to Structure. Simple Sentences. Compound Sentences.
Complex Sentences. Compound/Complex Sentences. Coordination and Subordination.
Part II: PUTTING THE BASICS TO WORK.
9. Sentence Fragments and Run-On Sentences.
11. Other Punctuation and Capitalization.
15. Sentence Coherence: Logic, Parallelism, and Shifts.
16. Parts of Speech: For Further Study.
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