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English Simplified, CourseSmart eTextbook, 13th Edition

By Blanche Ellsworth, John A. Higgins

Published by Longman

Published Date: Jan 30, 2012

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This CourseSmart Sampler includes a selection of material from the full book for faculty to use in order to make a textbook selection for their course. If you need to see additional chapters before making a final decision, please contact your Pearson sales representative for a print copy.

 

English Simplified, at only 80 pages, is a concise, inexpensive grammar handbook that covers grammar usage, paragraphs, essays, and research and documentation.

 

English Simplified has long been the choice of instructors searching for a brief, inexpensive, easy-to-use handbook as it provides coverage of key topics: grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling, and word choice, as well as the latest updates on documentation style, and material on note-taking, source evaluation, and avoiding plagiarism.  Additional information is included  for ESL writers, and a separate exercise book is also available for a nominal fee.

Table of Contents

Preface iv

 

Part 1 (Sections 101—130)

Sentences and Grammar

101—103. Sentences 1

104—110. Parts of Speech: SURVEY 2

111—112. Using Nouns 5

113—118. Using Verbs 6

119—120. Using Adjectives

and Adverbs 13

121—123. Using Pronouns 15

124—125. R ecognizing Phrases,

Clauses 19

126—127. Ag reement 21

128—130. Clear, Effective Sentences 24

Part 2 (Sections 201—227)

Punctuation

201—203. Comma [,] 31

204—205. Period [.] 34

206—207. Question Mark [?] 35

208—209. Exclamation Point [!] 35

210. Semicolon [;] 36

211—213. Apostrophe [’] 36

214. Italics (Underlining) 37

215—219. Quotation Marks [“ ”] 38

220—221. Colon [:] 39

222. Dash [–] 40

223—224. Parentheses [( )] 40

225. Brackets [[ ]] 41

226. Hyphen [-] 41

227. Slash [/] 42 

Part 3 (Sections 301—314)

Mechanics, with Spelling

301—303. Capitalization 43

304. Word Division (Syllabication) 45

305—307. Numbers 45

308—309. Abbreviations 46

310—314. Spelling 47

Part 4 (Sections 401—404)

Word Choice

401. Conciseness, Clarity, Originality 50

402. Standard, Appropriate English 52

403. Nondiscriminatory Terms 54

404. Similar Words Often Confused 54

Part 5 (Sections 501—510)

Paragraphs and Papers

501. Manuscript Form 60

502—503. Paragraphs 60

504. Netiqu ette Guidelines 63

505—506. Essays 63

507—510. Research Papers 67

 

Index Inside back cover

 

Quick Locator Chart (Detailed Contents) Back cover

 

ESL writers may wish to review the following sections:

107B     Prepositions 4

115B     Irregular Verb Forms 8

116 Tense and Other Verb Forms 9

117A     Note on Infinitives 12

120 Articles and Determiners 14

125B     Kinds of Dependent Clauses 20

401A     Double Negatives, Double Subjects, Double thats 50

403A     Nonsexist Terms 54

502 Paragraph Length 60

503C     Transitional Expressions 61

505—506 Essays 63

508B     Avoiding Plagiarism 70

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