By Larry Beason, Mark Lester

ISBN-10: 0312697791

ISBN-13: 9780312697792

A common-sense consultant to Grammar and utilization is simply what its identify indicates: a simple, student-friendly grammar advisor. The text’s modular classes holiday down complicated grammatical techniques with plain-language causes, convenient tips, and visible examples that exhibit — instead of simply inform — scholars tips to realize, right, and learn how to stay away from mistakes in grammar. With 1000's of workouts within the e-book and millions extra on hand on-line at no cost at workout important, scholars get plentiful perform discovering and solving error of their writing. The textual content additionally comprises writing insurance and short documentation courses for MLA and APA, making it an invaluable reference for a number of collage classes.

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Being on an island makes you much more aware of the water and the sky. Unlike the often cloudless skies on the Pacific coast, the skies in the keys often have small puffy clouds. Giving a sense of space and depth to the sky. The color of the water is always changing. Because the coral reefs reflect the continually changing play of sun and cloud. The fact that the ocean around Key West is so shallow and so varied gives the water vibrant colors. indd 28 8/29/11 10:41 AM Lesson 1: Fragments 29 With dozens of shades of green and blue everywhere you look.

The soil on the farm is amazingly rich. 5. The report of the accident was finally released on Monday. indd 17 8/29/11 10:41 AM Unit One Understanding the Basic Sentence Overview The Nuts and Bolts of Understanding the Basic Sentence This unit will help you understand the most basic concept in writing: the correct punctuation of complete sentences. A complete sentence has the following characteristics: It contains both a subject and a verb. ■ It expresses a complete thought — ​a freestanding, self-contained idea.

B. The hurricane tore out big parts of the railway. (-ing expression) 7. a. The railway was abandoned after the storm. b. Rebuilding the railways would be prohibitively expensive. (adverb clause) 8. a. Today, Key West is connected to the mainland by a highway. b. The highway is a causeway built on land filled in for the old railway. (renamer) 9. a. The highway is an amazing construction. b. The construction runs for 127 miles. (-ing expression) 10. a. We know that the highway is well built. b. The highway survived a major hurricane in 2005.

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