English Grammar By Jeffrey Coghill and Stacy Magedanz

English Grammar by J. Coghill and S. Magedanz

English Grammar By Jeffrey Coghill and Stacy Magedanz

Contents of English Grammar eBook

  • Introduction
  • Pretest
  • Chapter : Nouns and Articles
  • Types of Nouns
  • Proper Nouns
  • Collective Nouns
  • Count versus Noncount Nouns
  • Plural Nouns
  • Showing Possession with Nouns
  • Unusual Constructions
  • Joint Ownership
  • Noun-Verb Agreement
  • Articles
  • Indefinite Articles
  • Gray Area: Articles and the Letter H
  • Definite Articles
  • Gray Area: British versus American Article Usage
  • Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers and Solutions
  • Supplemental Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers
  • Chapter : Pronouns
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Common Pitfall: Multiple Pronouns and What Case to Use
  • Common Pitfall: “We” and “Us” as Appositives
  • Common Pitfall: Pronouns as Complements (or “It is I!”)
  • Agreement of Pronouns with Antecedents
  • Relative Pronouns
  • Gray Area: Restrictive “That” versus Nonrestrictive “Which”
  • Common Pitfall: “Who” versus “Whom”
  • Demonstrative Pronouns
  • Common Pitfall: “This Kind,” “Those Sorts”
  • Possessive Pronouns
  • Common Pitfall: Possessive Pronouns and Apostrophes
  • Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns
  • Reciprocal Pronouns
  • Indefinite Pronouns
  • Gray Area: Sexist Language and Indefinite Pronouns
  • Interrogative Pronouns
  • Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers and Solutions
  • Supplemental Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers
  • Chapter : Verbs
  • Transitive and Intransitive Verbs: Direct Objects
  • Indirect Objects
  • Linking Verbs
  • Verb Tenses
  • Simple Present Tense
  • Simple Past Tense
  • Simple Future Tense
  • Present Progressive Tense
  • Past Progressive Tense
  • Future Progressive Tense
  • Present Perfect Tense
  • Past Perfect Tense
  • Common Pitfall: “Lie” versus “Lay”
  • Future Perfect Tense
  • Present Perfect Progressive Tense
  • Past Perfect Progressive Tense
  • Future Perfect Progressive Tense
  • Voice
  • Common Pitfall: Passive Voice
  • Mood
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Gray Area: The Particle at the End of the Sentence
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  • Modal Auxiliaries
  • Gray Area: “Can” versus “May”
  • Gray Area: “Will” versus “Shall”
  • Gerunds
  • Gray Area: Possessives with Gerunds
  • Infinitives
  • Gray Area: Split Infinitives
  • Participles
  • Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers and Solutions
  • Supplemental Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers
  • Chapter :Conjunctions
  • Coordinating Conjunctions
  • Gray Area: Beginning a Sentence with “And”
  • Correlative Conjunctions
  • Subordinating Conjunctions
  • Gray Area: Using “Than” with Personal Pronouns
  • Gray Area: “As” versus “Like”
  • Common Pitfall: “Than” versus “Then”
  • Conjunctive Adverbs
  • Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers and Solutions
  • Supplemental Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers
  • Chapter : Prepositions
  • Prepositions and Compound Prepositions
  • Common Pitfall: Misused Prepositions
  • Common Pitfall: The Double Preposition
  • Gray Area: Prepositions at the End of a Sentence
  • Prepositional Phrases
  • Chapter : Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers and Solutions
  • Supplemental Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers
  • Chapter :Modifiers
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Adverbs at Work
  • Intensifying Adverbs
  • Common Pitfall: Unnecessary Adverbs
  • Adjective and Adverbial Phrases
  • Comparatives and Superlatives
  • Common Pitfall: Irregular Endings of Comparison Words
  • Common Pitfall: Double Comparisons and Superlatives
  • Common Pitfall: Adjectives and Adverbs That Should Not Be Compared
  • Emphasis Words
  • Misplaced Modifiers and Dangling Participles
  • Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers and Solutions
  • Supplemental Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers
  • Chapter :Sentences
  • Phrases and Clauses
  • Subjects
  • Special Types of Subjects
  • Predicates
  • Objects
  • Phrases
  • Special Types of Phrases
  • Clauses
  • Special Types of Clauses: “That” Clauses
  • Special Types of Clauses: “If” Clauses
  • Sentence Types: Compound and Complex
  • Punctuating Clauses Within Sentences
  • Sentence Types: Declarative, Imperative, and Interrogative Moods
  • Sentence Types: Passive and Active Voice
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  • Common Pitfall: Frequently Encountered Sentence Problems
  • Run-on Sentences
  • Comma Splices
  • Sentence Fragments
  • Misplaced or “Dangling” Modifiers
  • Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Elements
  • Unclear Antecedents
  • Lack of Agreement
  • Lack of Parallelism
  • Inconsistent Use of Tenses or Pronouns
  • Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers and Solutions
  • Supplemental Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers
  • Chapter : Punctuation, Capitalization, and Other Issues
  • Periods
  • Commas
  • Gray Area: The Serial Comma
  • Semicolons
  • Colons
  • Question Marks
  • Exclamation Points
  • Apostrophes
  • Gray Area: Handling ’S Situations
  • Common Pitfall: “It’s” versus “It is”
  • Quotation Marks
  • Hyphens
  • Dashes
  • Parentheses
  • Brackets
  • Ellipses
  • Slashes
  • Capitalization
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms in Writing
  • Common Pitfall: Latin Abbreviations
  • Numerals
  • Expressing Dates and Times with Numbers
  • Other Uses of Numbers
  • Italics
  • Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers and Solutions
  • Supplemental Chapter Problems
  • Problems
  • Answers
  • Customized Full-Length Exam
  • Appendix A:Glossary
  • Appendix B: Abbreviations
  • List of State Abbreviations
  • Other Common Abbreviations

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