Along These Lines: Writing Sentences and Paragraphs, 7th edition

  • John Biays, 
  • Carol Wershoven

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Along These Lines: Writing Sentences and Paragraphs guides you, step by step, through the writing process with in-depth instruction on grammar, paragraph construction, and short essays. This title also helps you acquire and improve your skills to become a more effective writer and learner.

Published by Pearson (January 1st 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137408290

Subject: Developmental English

Category: Developmental Writing

Table of contents

Brief Contents


  1. The Simple Sentence
  2. Beyond the Simple Sentence: Coordination
  3. Avoiding Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices
  4. Beyond the Simple Sentence: Subordination
  5. Combining Sentences: A Review of Your Options
  6. Avoiding Sentence Fragments
  7. Using Parallelism in Sentences
  8. Using Adjectives and Adverbs
  9. Correcting Problems with Modifiers
  10. Verbs: The Present Tense
  11. Verbs: The Past Tense
  12. Verbs: Consistency and Voice
  13. Making Subjects and Verbs Agree
  14. Using Pronouns Correctly: Agreement and Reference
  15. Using Pronouns Correctly: Consistency and Case
  16. Punctuation
  17. Spelling
  18. Words That Sound Alike/Look Alike
  19. Using Prepositions Correctly


  1. Writing a Paragraph: Prewriting
  2. Writing a Paragraph: Planning
  3. Writing a Paragraph: Drafting and Revising
  4. Writing a Paragraph: Editing and Proofreading
  5. Writing a Narrative Paragraph
  6. Writing a Descriptive Paragraph
  7. Writing an Illustration Paragraph
  8. Writing a Process Paragraph
  9. Moving from Paragraphs to Essays
  10. Writing from Reading

Appendix. Readings for Writers

Appendix. Basics of College Research

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