Easy Way Series: E-Z English

Editor/Author Diamond, Harriet and Dutwin, Phyllis
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-76-414260-4
Category: Language & Literature - Composition (Language arts)
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

E-Z English demonstrates the process of translating coherent thinking into coherent grammar, with attention to all parts of speech, verb tenses and moods.

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Table of Contents

  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. THE SIMPLEST COMPLETE THOUGHT
  • What You've Always Known
  • Recognizing Complete and Incomplete Thoughts
  • Action Words: Special Problems
  • Grammar Connection: Nouns and Verbs
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 2. PERFORMER AND ACTION: UNDERSTANDING TIME AND NUMBER
  • Understanding Time
  • Understanding Number
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 3. ADDING DESCRIPTIVE WORDS
  • Descriptive Words: Adding Meaning
  • Descriptive Words: Special Problems
  • Grammar Connection: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Articles
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 4. USING DESCRIPTIVE WORDS CORRECTLY
  • Descriptive Words: Using Comparison
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 5. ADDING DESCRIPTIVE PHRASES
  • Descriptive Phrases: Adding Meaning
  • Descriptive Phrases: Correct Placement
  • Grammar Connection
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 6. REVIEW EXERCISES FOR CHAPTERS 1–5
  • Review Exercises
  • Summary of Results
  • Skills Analysis
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 7. LINKING VERBS
  • What Are Linking Verbs?
  • Subject and Linking Verb: Agreement in Number
  • The Missing Link(ing Verb)
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 8. AGREEMENT: SPECIAL PROBLEMS
  • Agreement Rules
  • Review Exercises
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 9. TIME: SPECIAL PROBLEMS
  • Helping Words Has and Have
  • Common Misuses of Has and Have
  • Common Misuses of Had
  • Common Misuses of Will Have
  • Common Errors Regarding Simultaneous Actions
  • Review Exercises
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 10. PRONOUNS
  • Pronoun Usage Rules
  • Review Exercises
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 11. REVIEW EXERCISES FOR CHAPTERS 7–10
  • Review Exercises
  • Summary of Results
  • Skills Analysis
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 12. BALANCED SENTENCES
  • Understanding Correct Sentence Structure
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 13. PUNCTUATION
  • End Marks
  • Commas
  • Semicolons
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 14. REVIEW EXERCISES FOR CHAPTERS 12–13
  • Review Exercises
  • Summary of Results
  • Skills Analysis
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 15. EFFECTIVE EXPRESSION
  • Style and Clarity
  • Problems with Logic
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 16. MORE PUNCTUATION
  • Quotation Marks
  • Other Marks of Punctuation: Colon, Hyphen, Apostrophe, Dash, Parentheses, Brackets
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 17. CAPITALIZATION
  • Capitalization Rules
  • Survey Test
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 18. SPELLING
  • Building Blocks of Words: Consonants, Vowels, Syllables
  • Spelling Rules
  • The Role of Accent Marks
  • Spelling Review
  • Commonly Misspelled Words
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 19. BUILDING VOCABULARY
  • Some Facts About Vocabulary
  • Building Your Vocabulary with Prefixes
  • Building Your Vocabulary with Action and Descriptive Words
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 20. WORD USAGE
  • Commonly Misused Words
  • Words and Phrases to Avoid
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 21. REVIEW EXERCISES FOR CHAPTERS 15–20
  • Review Exercises
  • Summary of Results
  • Skills Analysis
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 22. WRITING RIGHT
  • Thinking Before You Write
  • Who Is Your Reader?
  • Letters
  • Business Letter Format
  • E-mails
  • Memoranda
  • Reports and Proposals
  • Essays
  • Editing and Rewriting
  • Summary of Steps to Simplify and Clarify Your Writing
  • Writer's Block
  • ANSWER KEY
  • 23. FINAL REVIEW EXERCISES
  • Review Exercises
  • Summary of Results
  • Skills Analysis
  • ANSWER KEY