The first text to effectively integrate grammar instruction with writing practice, INSIDE WRITING, now in its eighth edition, continues to provide students with extensive writing exercises specifically designed to support and reinforce the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics. Using engaging allusions and humorous examples and exercises throughout the text, ranging in topics from Karl Marx to THE SIMPSONS, INSIDE WRITING encourages students to look beyond the simple mechanics of writing as they learn to communicate their thoughts clearly and effectively.
1. NAMING THE PARTS.
Subjects and Verbs. Modifiers. Connectors. Sentence Practice: Embedding Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases. Paragraph Practice: Narrating an Event. Practice Test.
2. UNDERSTANDING SENTENCE PATTERNS.
Clauses. Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences. Fragments, Fused Sentences, and Comma Splices. Sentence Practice: Combining Main and Subordinate Clauses. Paragraph Practice: Describing a Place. Practice Test.
3. IMPROVING SENTENCE PATTERNS.
Modifying with Practical and Infinitive Phrases. Modifying with Adjective Clauses and Appositives. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. Sentence Practice: Using Participial and Infinitive Phrases. Essays and Paragraph Practice: Using Examples. Practice Test.
4. LINING UP THE PARTS OF A SENTENCE.
Subject-Verb Agreement. Pronoun Agreement and Reference. Pronoun Case. Sentence Practice: Using Transitions. Essay and Paragraph Practice: Explaining Causes and Effects. Practice Test.
5. USING PUNCTUATION AND CAPITALIZATION.
Using Commas. Other Punctuation Marks. Titles, Capitalization, and Numbers. Sentence Practice: Sentence Variety. Essays and Paragraph Practice: Comparing and Contrasting. Practice Test.
6. CHOOSING THE RIGHT WORDS AND SPELLING THEM CORRECTLY.
Irregular Verbs. Commonly Confused Words. Spelling Rules. Sentence Practice: Effective and Meaningful Sentences. Essays and Paragraph Practice: Expressing an Opinion. Practice Test.
Practice Final Exam.
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