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A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage by Larry Beason, Mark Lester

By Larry Beason, Mark Lester

A common-sense advisor to Grammar and utilization is simply what its identify indicates: an easy, student-friendly grammar advisor. The text’s modular classes holiday down advanced grammatical recommendations with plain-language motives, convenient suggestions, and visible examples that convey — instead of simply inform — scholars find out how to realize, right, and discover ways to steer clear of mistakes in grammar. With enormous quantities of routines within the e-book and hundreds of thousands extra on hand on-line at no cost at workout important, scholars get abundant perform discovering and solving mistakes of their writing. The textual content additionally contains writing assurance and short documentation courses for MLA and APA, making it an invaluable reference for quite a few university classes.

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The number in parentheses at the end of each paragraph indicates how many errors you should find in that paragraph. , earning I need more money. / Earning more or spending less. I am going to have to do a better job saving what money I do earn. Because there is no realistic way that I can earn more money. The first thing I did was to make a list of everything I bought. Starting last Monday. (2) When I read over my list, the first thing I noticed was how much I spent on junk food. Especially snacks and energy bars.

There was never any permanent Spanish settlement there. Because there was no source of fresh water on the island. Key West was a temporary home for fishermen and ­pirates. A source of much humor today. Santa Barbara, on the other hand, is overflowing with its Spanish heritage. Especially in its architecture. Santa Barbara today looks classically Spanish. With its white buildings and red tile roofs. (6) Editing Practice 3 Correct all fragment errors in the following paragraph using the first cor­ rection as a model.

1. As soon as we get finished here. 2. What they wanted to do. 3. It’s getting pretty late. 4. Whom we were just talking about. 5. The frost has killed all our petunias. indd 13 8/29/11 10:41 AM 14 Grammar without Tears Compound Sentences A compound sentence consists of two independent clauses joined by a ­coordinating conjunction. Here is an example: independent clause independent clause I work in the city, but I commute in from the suburbs. The two independent clauses are joined together by the coordinating con­ junction but to form a single sentence.

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