By Larry Beason, Mark Lester
A common-sense advisor to Grammar and utilization is simply what its identify indicates: an easy, student-friendly grammar advisor. The text’s modular classes holiday down complicated grammatical options with plain-language motives, convenient advice, and visible examples that express — instead of simply inform — scholars the way to realize, right, and discover ways to stay away from error in grammar. With hundreds of thousands of workouts within the booklet and hundreds of thousands extra to be had on-line at no cost at workout crucial, scholars get abundant perform discovering and solving blunders of their writing. The textual content additionally comprises writing assurance and short documentation publications for MLA and APA, making it an invaluable reference for numerous university classes.
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Here are some more examples of sentences in the actor subject + action verb + object recipient pattern, probably the most common pattern in English. The action verb is in boldface, and the object recipient is underlined: Ralph guessed the answer. The company expanded its plant in Malaysia. I took my algebra final. In a linking verb sentence, the noun that follows the verb is not an ob ject; it is a predicate noun. A predicate noun is not the recipient of any action for the simple reason that there is no action to receive.
The public loves Fuji apples. Because they are sweet and crisp. 2. Apple growers love them. Since they keep for up to six months. 3. Apple researchers in Japan developed the Fuji apple. Using our old friend the Red Delicious. 4. The Fuji apple is a cross between two American apples. The Red Delicious and the Virginia Ralls Genet. 5. The researchers who developed the apple named it. Calling it “Fuji” after the name of their research station. Sentence Practice 3 Combine the following pairs of sentences by turning the second sentence into a renamer, an adverb clause, or an -ing expression as directed and then attaching the revision to the first sentence.
Which is way more than I can afford. What really got my attention, though, was the cost of bottled water. I resolved to save some bottles and fill them from a drinking fountain. After all, you can get water for free. (2) Fixing This Problem in Your Writing Identifying Fragments A fragment is almost always a continuation of the preceding sentence. To find and then fix a fragment, we need to separate it from the previous sentence. indd 21 8/29/11 10:41 AM Lesson 1 frag 22 Unit One: Understanding the Basic Sentence more likely to notice it doesn’t make sense on its own.
A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage, Sixth Edition by Larry Beason, Mark Lester