By Larry Beason, Mark Lester
A common-sense consultant to Grammar and utilization is simply what its identify indicates: a simple, student-friendly grammar advisor. The text’s modular classes holiday down complicated grammatical options with plain-language motives, convenient assistance, and visible examples that convey — instead of simply inform — scholars the way to realize, right, and learn how to stay away from blunders in grammar. With 1000s of routines within the booklet and hundreds of thousands extra to be had on-line at no cost at workout imperative, scholars get abundant perform discovering and solving mistakes of their writing. The textual content additionally comprises writing insurance and short documentation publications for MLA and APA, making it an invaluable reference for a number of collage classes.
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A. The bridges were built on a previously existing causeway. b. The causeway is the remains of an abandoned railway line. indd 27 8/29/11 10:41 AM Lesson 1 frag 28 Unit One: Understanding the Basic Sentence 4. a. Building the railway line was a huge task. There are many hurricanes that strike the keys. (adverb clause) 5. a. However, what doomed the railway was a different problem. b. The problem was the lack of docking facilities on Key West. (renamer) 6. a. In 1935, a large hurricane came through the keys.
Indd 35 8/29/11 10:41 AM Lesson 2 36 Unit One: Understanding the Basic Sentence Example: run-on My car is getting pretty old, it still gets me where I want to go. Tip applied: My car is getting pretty old. It still gets me where I want to go. Correction: but My car is getting pretty old, it still gets me where I want to go. ^ 1. I slipped on the ice going to work I wrenched my left knee. 2. The math homework is getting pretty hard I am thinking of getting a tutor. 3. Trying to sell a house in this economic climate is tough nobody can get a loan.
In the above example of a linking verb sentence, a contractor acts as a predi cate noun that tells us something about the subject Jennifer. indd 5 8/29/11 10:41 AM 6 Grammar without Tears verb + predicate noun pattern. The linking verb is in boldface, and the predi cate noun is underlined: John remained the head coach for years. The tree was a Norwegian pine. Sally and I have stayed best friends since childhood. Grammar Test 3 In the following sentences, label the underlined nouns that follow the bold faced verbs as either objects or predicate nouns.
A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage by Larry Beason, Mark Lester