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... neighbor.Plural NounsNouns have a singular form and a plural form.The singular is the form that means only one:boy, girl, soda, hamburger, etc.The plural is the form that means more than one:boys, ... onions, lettuce, and carrots on your shopping list?3. Paula, Emilio, or I will help with thedecorations.4. Cycling and rollerblading are my favoritesports.5. Saturday and Sunday, fog and mist madetravel ... single rule for forming theplural of nouns; there are several. If you memorize the rules and do the exercises carefully,you will be well on your way to spelling plurals correctly.Rule 1. For most...
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Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Adverbs

Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Adverbs

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... gentlytoward his chin. Curious, Gulliver bent his eyes downward and saw that itwas a six-inch human, armed with bow and arrow, and followed by aboutforty similar creatures. So loud did Gulliver roar in ... SPEECHForming Adverbs from AdjectivesI. Most adverbs are formed by adding ly to an adjective.ADJECTIVE ADVERBskillful + ly = skillfullybrave + ly = bravelyIn some cases, however, as in II and ... theadjective before adding ly.II. If an adjective ends in ic, add al before adding ly.basic + al + ly = basicallyterrific + al + ly = terrificallyIII. If an adjective ends in y, change the y to i and...
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Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Basic Paragraph Composition

Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Basic Paragraph Composition

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... Which should you mention first? Last?Put an F in the space before your first reason and an L before your last. Be prepared todefend your answers.Sample:TOPIC SENTENCE: Our mayor deserves to ... If you wish, you may use a topic sentence of your own.Suggestion: Jot down your reasons and arrange them in the most effective order beforewriting your paragraph.A model paragraph follows, together ... without being informed of the charges against you. And youcould be kept there for the rest of your life without being brought to trial.”Thanks to the example, we begin to understand the protection...
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Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Compound Verbs

Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Compound Verbs

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... can use one of the following:my, your, his her, its our, their,mine yours hers ours theirsNote:Only you and it have the same form for subject, direct object, and indirect object.EXERCISE 1.Supply ... audience.S.D.O.2. Have some yogurt and fruit. V.S.D.O.3. Are the snow and ice melting? V.S.D.O.4. The World Wide Web and television V.provide information and entertainment.S.D.O.5. Jonathan ... troublesome?Answer:Most of these pronouns change in form, depending on the way they areused in a sentence. On the other hand, the nouns that these pronounsstand for do not change. For example, take the noun George....
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Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Nouns

Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Nouns

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... is predicted.Did Terry and Mallika agree with you?1. Vermont and New Hampshire are next toeach other.Terry and MallikaRain or snowHere are the singular and plural forms of a few more nouns.SINGULAR ... single rule for forming theplural of nouns; there are several. If you memorize the rules and do the exercises carefully,you will be well on your way to spelling plurals correctly.Rule 1. For most ... neighbor.Plural NounsNouns have a singular form and a plural form.The singular is the form that means only one:boy, girl, soda, hamburger, etc.The plural is the form that means more than one:boys,...
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Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Prepositions

Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Prepositions

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... connects the and .1. We were warm and comfortable.The conjunction connects the and .2. The meal was delicious but cheap.The conjunction connects the and .3. Jim called at noon and in the ... win and lose.)4. A conjunction connects pronouns, or a noun and a pronoun:You and she are always on time.PRON. CONJ. PRON.(The conjunction and connects the pronouns You and she.)Alex and ... every one of us has done something like that and you looked for itin your pockets,on the dresser,under the sofa,between the cushions, and, finally,on your wrist,where you discovered it was all...
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Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Problems with Capitalization

Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Problems with Capitalization

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... lucrezia; bear with me for once:sit down and all shall happen as you wish.you turn your face, but does it bring your heart?—Robert Browning, “Andrea del Sarto”220 COMMON USAGE ERRORS2. “do ... king3. english and history 8. grandma and aunt louise4. the planet saturn 9. in the southwest near phoenix5. fourth of july holiday 10. fire island national seashore218 COMMON USAGE ERRORS ... contractions, don’t add a letter and don’t change theletters around. Here is an exercise to reinforce your knowledge.EXERCISE 11.Write the correct contraction for each word group.1. that +...
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Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Problems with Nouns

Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Problems with Nouns

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... adjectives (Lessons 11 and 13) and adverbs(Lessons 12 and 13)—how they function, how they differ, and how some adverbs areformed from adjectives. In this lesson, we touch on a couple of usage concerns.Adjectives ... both.Plurals of NounsRules for forming plural nouns were given in Lessons 4 (pages 28–34) and 10 (page63) in Part One. You may wish to review these before trying your hand at Exercises 1through ... There aren’t hardly any sandwiches left.One: There are hardly any sandwiches left.One: There are almost no sandwiches left.190 COMMON USAGE ERRORSThese are the past tense forms:I had we hadyou...
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Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Problems with Pronouns

Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Problems with Pronouns

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... themNotice that these pronouns are paired. Your choice in a sentence would be between I and me, for example. I is the form used for the subject and me for the object.I watched the Bears game Monday ... Mollie and me (not I). Mollie and me form acompound indirect OBJECT.Go with Maura and him (not he) to the flea market.Say:Go with Maura.Go with him.Go with Maura and him (not he). Maura and ... pen pal in Bosnia wrote a long letter to Karin and (I, me).19. We saw Marisol and (he, him) in the stands at the baseball game.20. (Him and I, He and I) went on a rafting trip on the Nantahala...
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Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Problems with Sentence Structure

Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Problems with Sentence Structure

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... than one role in life. You may be both a student and an athlete. Your father may be a gardener and a police officer. Your sister may be a singer and an ac-tress. All three of you have different ... sound, too.164 COMMON USAGE ERRORSWe have focused on sentences in this lesson—types of sentences and how to formthem, as well as those troubling sentence fragments and run-on sentences. The ... gems.7. When a duck and her five ducklings waddled across the street.8. Four runners standing in the starting line.168 COMMON USAGE ERRORS6. An electric guitar in one corner and an amplifier...
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Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Review of Verbs, Nouns, and Pronouns

Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Review of Verbs, Nouns, and Pronouns

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... they were watchful and suspicious.Answer:Eight.EXERCISE 3. For each singular noun below, write (a) the plural and (b) the letter ofthe rule for forming that plural. Take your rule letters ... ___________________.L.V. 4. Ice becomes ___________________.L.V.5. Rembrandt and Picasso were ___________________.L.V.6. Iceland and Greenland are ___________________.L.V.In the exercise you have just ... husky, and 3. rough-coated modify the noun dogs;4. the modifies the noun farmhouse;5. a and 6. friendly modify the noun way;7. watchful and 8. suspicious modify the pronoun they.Note:The, a, and...
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Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Sentence Composition

Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - Sentence Composition

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... strong forehand, and he or shemust have a dependable backhand.2. The forty-first president of the United States, George H. Bush, is the father of theforty-third president, George W. Bush, and ... with potato chips, and anapple for lunch.b. For lunch, I ordered a cheese sandwich, a bag of potato chips, and an apple.5. a. Liv had accepted Joel’s invitation to the dance, and she changed ... front of her cousins and beat them with a wirewhip.Vague, General WordsTo add clarity and forcefulness to your writing, use specific words.VAGUE: We walked up a steep peak and rejoiced at the...
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Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - The supbject

Grammar And Usage For Better Writing - The supbject

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... waiting for us.The predicate is Was Andy angry?QUESTION1: About whom is the sentence asking something?ANSWER: Andy.The subject is Andy.QUESTION2: What is the sentence asking about Andy?ANSWER: ... predicate in the P.space, and the verb in the V. space.Samples:The pond froze during the night. S.S.P.V.Wash your hands. S.S.P.V.Did you hear the wind? S.S.P.V.1. Comb your hair. S.S.P.V.2. ... the road, and smashed into a telephone pole.(Skidded, left, and smashed express physical action.)2. Verbs that express mental action—action that takes place in the mind and therefore cannot...
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Grammar and usage for better writing

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... lettuce, and carrots on your shopping list?3. Paula, Emilio, or I will help with the decorations.4. Cycling and rollerblading are my favorite sports.5. Saturday and Sunday, fog and mist ... Harold LevineText and cover design: Nesbitt Graphics, Inc. Composition: Nesbitt Graphics, Inc.When ordering this book please specify:Either R 798 W or GRAMMAR AND USAGE FOR BETTER WRITINGPlease ... the road, and smashed into a telephone pole. (Skidded, left, and smashed express physical action.)2. Verbs that express mental action—action that takes place in the mind and therefore cannot...
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