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English Simplified, Fifth Canadian Edition, 5th edition

  • Blanche Ellsworth
  • John A. Higgins
  • Arnold Keller

Published by Pearson Canada (March 5th 2014) - Copyright © 2015

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Overview

English Simplified, at only 80 pages, is a concise, inexpensive grammar handbook that covers grammar usage, paragraphs, essays, and research and documentation.

English Simplified
has long been the choice of instructors searching for a brief, inexpensive, easy-to-use handbook. It provides coverage of key topics including grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling, and word choice, as well as the latest updates on documentation style, and material on note-taking, source evaluation, and avoiding plagiarism. Additional information is included for ESL writers, and a separate Exercise Book is also available for a nominal fee.

Table of contents

Part 1 (Sections 101-130): Sentences and Grammar
101-103 Sentences
104-110 Parts of Speech: Survey
111-112 Using Nouns
113-118 Using Verbs
119-120 Using Adjectives and Adverbs
121-123 Using Pronouns
124-125 Recognizing Phrases, Clauses
126-127 Agreement
128-130 Clear, Effective Sentences

Part 2 (Sections 201-227): Punctuation
201-203 Comma [,]
204-205 Period [.]
206-207 Question Mark [?]
208-209 Exclamation Point [!]
210 Semicolon [;]
211-213 Apostrophe [‘]
214 Italics (underlining)
215-219 Quotation Marks [“”]
220-221 Colon [:]
222 Dash
223-224 Parentheses [( )]
225 Brackets {[ ]}
226 Hyphen [-]
227 Slash [/]

Part 3 (Sections 301-313): Mechanics, with Spelling
301-303 Capitalization
304-306 Numbers
307-308 Abbreviations
309-313 Spelling

Part 4 (Sections 401-404): Word Choice
401 Conciseness, clarity, originality
402 Standard, Appropriate English
403 Nondiscriminatory Terms
404 Similar Words Often confused

Part 5 (sections 501-510): Paragraphs and Papers
501 Manuscript Form
502-503 Paragraphs
504 Netiquette Guidelines
505-506 Essays
507-510 Research Papers

Index
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ESL Writers May Wish to Review the Following Sections:
107B Prepositions
115B Irregular Verb Forms
116 Tense and Other Verb Forms
117A Note on Infinitives
120 Articles and Determiners
125B Kinds of Dependent Clauses
401A Double Negatives, Double Subjects, Double that’s
403 Nonsexist Terms
502 Paragraph Length
503C Transitional Expression
505-506 Essays
508B Avoiding Plagiarism

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