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Nouns - Verbs - Pronouns - Modifiers - Connecting Words and Phrases - Clauses, Phrases, and Sentences - Common Sentence Errors - Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks - Commas, Semicolons, and Colons - Dashes, Parentheses, and Quotation Marks - Idioms, Clichés, Jargon, and Wordiness - How to Begin a Writing Assignment - How to Research and Organize Your Writing - Revising and Editing - Review Questions - Resource Center - Glossary - Frequently Confused Words
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About the Author
CLAUDIA L. W. REINHARDT holds degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University and Emerson College. She has worked as a writer and editor in business communications, and now teaches in the Writing Center at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska.
JEAN EGGENSCHWILER, M.A., is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Stanford University. She has taught English and Composition in high school and worked as a business editor and writer.
Table of Contents
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Chapter 1: Noun: Person, Place, Thing, Idea, or Activity.
Chapter 2: Verb: Word or Phrase Expressing Action or State of Being.
Chapter 3: Pronoun: Word Used in Place of a Noun.
Chapter 4: Modifi ers: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Compound Modifiers.
Chapter 5: Connecting Words and Phrases: Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections.
Chapter 6: Phrases, Clauses, and Sentences.
Chapter 7: Common Sentence Errors.
Chapter 8: Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks.
Chapter 9: Commas, Semicolons, and Colons.
Chapter 10: Dashes, Parentheses, and Quotation Marks.
Chapter 11: Idioms, Clichés, Jargon, Slang, Euphemisms, and Wordiness.
Chapter 12: How to Begin a Writing Assignment.
Chapter 13: How to Research and Organize Your Writing.
Chapter 14: Writing: From Introduction to Conclusion.
Chapter 15: Revising and Editing.
Books About Writing.
Appendix: Frequently Confused Words.