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

  • John Biays, 
  • Carol Wershoven

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Along These Lines: Writing Sentences and Paragraphs offers you intensive coverage of the writing process. It's designed to help you acquire and improve your skills, guiding you to become a more effective writer and a more effective learner. Biays and Wershoven will take you step-by-step through the writing process with in-depth instruction on grammar, paragraph construction and short essays. Encouraging critical thinking and personal engagement, the text provides invaluable resources, interactive exercises and continual reinforcement to give you a solid foundation for future success.

The 7th Edition offers numerous individual and collaborative exercises in each chapter, along with contextualized practical writing applications, such as workplace writing, personal writing and classroom-centered academic material. It also includes a chapter on “Writing from Reading” that demonstrates how writing and reading are interconnected processes.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137408290

Subject: Developmental English

Category: Developmental Writing


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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