Higher Education

English That Works, 2nd Edition

  • Ann Honan Rodrigues Katharine Gibbs School, Providence
  • ISBN-10: 0618054162  |  ISBN-13: 9780618054169
  • 288 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1992
  • © 2001 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.00

About

Overview

English That Works presents a readable, conversational approach to business writing. The Second Edition includes updated, in-text examples, supplemental exercises following every new skill, and end-of-chapter exercises that provide a cumulative review of topics and skills.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with a Worksheet.
I. Sentence Fundamentals
1. Parts of Speech
Prepositions
Conjunctions
Nouns
Pronouns
Verbs
Adjectives
Adverbs
2. Subjects and Verbs
Subjects
Verbs
Identifying the Subject
Compound Subjects and Verbs
3. Sentence Types and Patterns
Statements
Questions
Commands
Exclamations
Sentence Patterns
4. Verbals
Infinitives
Gerunds
Participles
Verbal Phrases
5. Phrases and Clauses
Phrases
Clauses
Sentence Structure
II. Punctuation
6. Compound Sentences
The Comma
The Comma in a Compound Sentence
The Semicolon in a Compound Sentence
7. Introductory Words, Phrases, and Clauses
Types of Introductory Elements
8. Series and Equal Adjectives
Commas in a Series
Semicolons in a Series
Equal Adjectives
9. Double-Comma Rules
Direct Address
Transitions
Appositives
Adjective Clauses
Participial Phrases
10. Less Common Punctuation
Colon
Dashes
Parentheses
Quotation Marks
Summary: The Most Important Punctuation Rules
III. Spelling and Style Points
11. Troublesome Words: Spelling and Usage
Easily Confused Words
12. Plurals
13. Apostrophes
Ownership
Contractions
14. Numbers
Two Basic Rules
Special Rules
15. Hyphens
Compound Adjectives
Word Division
16. Capitalization
Persons
Places
Things
17. Abbreviations
Names of Persons
Names of Companies and Organizations
Names of Places
Dates
Time
Weights and Measurements
Latin Abbreviations
IV. Grammar
18. Verbs
Review
Principal Parts of Verbs
Active and Passive Voice
19. Personal Pronouns
Nominative Case
Objective Case
Possessive Case
Use of Who and Whom
Whoever and Whomever
20. Agreement of Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Gender with Pronouns
21. Subject-Verb Agreement
Compound Subjects
Collective Nouns
Amounts
Names of Organizations or Publications
Subjects That Follow Verbs
Key Words
Indefinite Pronouns
Relative Pronouns (Who, Which, That)
22. Adjectives and Adverbs
Action Verbs (Adverbs), Linking Verbs (Adjectives)
Comparing Adjectives and Adverbs
Double Negatives
V. Effective Business Writing
23. The Five C's and Formats
The Five C's of Good Business Writing
Business Letters: Parts and Formats
Review Tests
Index

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Annotated Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 0618054170 | ISBN-13: 9780618054176)