Brief and basic in its coverage, GRAMMAR TO GO offers students a unique focus on sentence diagramming that helps them visualize and understand how words connect. Perfect as a primary text or as a supplement for courses with an emphasis on learning basic grammar and punctuation skills, this edition incorporates a wide range of new material to help students hone their skills, including additional traditional practice sets, more integrated assignments, increased opportunities for writing practice, and expanded discussions of each chapter's content on the book-specific website. A new feature, "GrammarSpeak," provides guidance on common errors in daily speech and writing.
Table of Contents
PART I: LEARNING GRAMMAR BASICS.
1. Getting Started.
Parts of Speech. Nouns. Pronouns. Verbs. Adjectives. Adverbs. Prepositions. Conjunctions. Interjections. Parts of Sentences. Verbs. Subjects.
2. Sentence Patterns.
Sentence Pattern 1: Subject/Verb. Diagramming Subject/Verb Sentence Patterns. Sentence Pattern 2: Subject/Verb/Direct Object. Diagramming Subject/Verb/Direct Object Sentence Patterns. Sentence Pattern 3: Subject/Verb/Indirect Object/Direct Object. Diagramming Subject/Verb/Indirect Object/Direct Object Sentence Patterns. Sentence Pattern 4: Subject/Verb/Direct Object/Object Complement. Diagramming Subject/Verb/Direct Object/Object Complement Sentence Patterns. Sentence Pattern 5: Subject/Linking Verb/Subject Complement. Diagramming Subject/Linking Verb/Subject Complement Sentence Patterns.
3. Adjectives and Adverbs.
Adjectives. Articles. Possessives. Parts of Speech. Proper Adjectives. Demonstrative Adjectives. Indefinite Adjectives. Interrogative Adjectives. Relative Adjectives. Numerical Adjectives. Predicate Adjectives. Adding Adjectives to the Diagram. Adverbs.
Prepositional Phrases. Prepositional Phrases as Adjectives and Adverbs. Adjective Phrases. Adverb Phrases. Adding Prepositional Phrases to the Diagram. Verb Phrases. Diagramming Verb Phrases. Appositive Phrases.
5. Verbals and Verbal Phrases.
Participles. Gerunds. Infinitives. Infinitives as Nouns. Infinitives as Adjectives. Infinitives as Adverbs.
6. Word Order Variations.
Questions. There is/are and There was/were. Commands and Requests.
Independent Clauses. Dependent Clauses. Adverb Clauses. Adjective Clauses. Noun Clauses.
8. Types of Sentences.
Classifying Sentences According to Structure. Simple Sentences. Compound Sentences. Compound Subjects and Verbs. 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.
12. Pronoun Usage.
14. Modifier Usage.
15. Sentence Coherence: Logic, Parallelism, and Shifts.
16. Parts of Speech: Reference and Review.
Selected Answers to Chapter Exercises.