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Think About Editing A Grammar Editing Guide for ESL Writers,9780838439760

Think About Editing A Grammar Editing Guide for ESL Writers

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/13/1996
Publisher(s): Heinle ELT

Summary

Think About Editing is designed to help intermediate to advanced level students of ESL and EFL learn to edit their writing for errors in grammatical structure and usage. This tasked-based, student-centered text heightens the student's awareness of general linguistic rules so that he or she can learn to repair, and ultimately avoid , many of the errors commonly found in student writing. Interactive in approach, it strikes up a dialogue with the student, encouraging him or her to analyze language samples and discover these rules, and then apply them to his or her own writing.

Table of Contents

Introduction How to Use This Book xiii
To the Teachers
xiii
To to Students
xvi
The Verb Phrase: Patterns of English Verbs
1(30)
Pretest
2(1)
Discovery
3(13)
The verb and the helping verb
3(10)
Verb forms and how they work
13(3)
Summary and Review
16(5)
Editing Your Own Writing
21(2)
Suggested Writing Topics
23(1)
Answer Key
24(7)
The Complete Sentence
31(32)
Pretest
32(1)
Discovery
33(15)
The elements of the sentence
33(1)
Recognizing the subject and verb phrase
34(7)
Sentence fragments/Dependent clauses
41(7)
Summary and Review
48(4)
Editing Your Own Writing
52(2)
Suggested Writing Topics
54(1)
Answer Key
55(8)
Agreement
63(40)
Pretest
64(1)
Discovery
65(20)
Subject/Verb agreement
67(9)
Singular/Plural agreement
76(2)
Reference agreement
78(2)
Agreement with non-count nouns/Quantifiers
80(5)
Summary and Review
85(5)
Editing Your Own Writing
90(1)
Suggested Writing Topics
91(1)
Answer Key
92(11)
Verb Tenses
103(30)
Pretest
104(1)
Discovery
105(15)
Agreement of verb tenses
105(7)
Common errors in tense
112(4)
Time focus
116(4)
Summary and Review
120(5)
Editing Your Own Writing
125(1)
Suggested Writing Topics
126(1)
Answer Key
127(6)
Determiners
133(26)
Pretest
134(1)
Discovery
135(13)
What is a determiner?
135(1)
When a determiner must be used
135(1)
When a determiner shouldn't be used
135(7)
New information vs. old information: a and the
142(1)
The article the in superlatives
143(1)
Using the with proper nouns
144(2)
a and an
146(2)
Summary and Review
148(4)
Editing Your Own Writing
152(1)
Suggested Writing Topics
153(1)
Answer Key
154(5)
Word Forms
159(46)
Pretest
160(2)
Discovery
162(29)
Recognizing parts of speech
162(14)
Using an English/English dictionary
176(3)
Using gerunds and infinitives
179(12)
Summary and Review
191(5)
Editing Your Own Writing
196(1)
Suggested Writing Topics
197(1)
Answer Key
198(7)
Passive Voice
205(30)
Pretest
206(1)
Discovery
207(19)
What is passive voice and active voice?
208(1)
Structure of the passive voice sentence
209(8)
Adjectives in passive voice/active voice
217(9)
Editing Your Own Writing
226(1)
Suggested Writing Topics
227(1)
Answer Key
228(7)
Conjunctions
235(36)
Pretest
236(1)
Discovery
237(22)
The complex sentence/The compound sentence
237(5)
Coordinating/Subordinating conjunctions
242(3)
The comma splice/The run-on sentence
245(6)
Conjunction ``agreement''
251(1)
Relative clauses/Noun clauses
252(7)
Summary and Review
259(3)
Editing Your Own Writing
262(1)
Suggested Writing Topics
263(1)
Answer Key
264(7)
Mechanics
271(28)
Pretest
272(1)
Discovery
273(14)
Ending a sentence
273(1)
Commas
274(4)
Apostrophes/Hyphens
278(2)
Quotations
280(3)
Capitalization
283(2)
Abbreviations/Numbers
285(2)
Summary and Review
287(5)
Editing Your Own Writing
292(1)
Suggested Writing Topics
293(1)
Answer Key
294(5)
General Editing Practice
299(14)
Suggested Writing Topics
307(1)
Answer Key
308(5)
Appendix A Verb forms: Regular and Irregular 313(5)
Appendix B Helping Verbs 318(3)
Appendix C Common Verbs with Gerunds/Infinitives 321(3)
Appendix D Review of Verb Tenses 324(4)
Appendix E Conjunctions and Transition Words 328(3)
Appendix F Common Non-Count Nouns 331

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