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By Larry Beason, Mark Lester

ISBN-10: 0312697791

ISBN-13: 9780312697792

A common sense advisor to Grammar and utilization is simply what its identify indicates: a simple, student-friendly grammar consultant. The text’s modular classes holiday down complicated grammatical ideas with plain-language causes, convenient suggestions, and visible examples that express — instead of simply inform — scholars find out how to realize, right, and discover ways to steer clear of mistakes in grammar. With 1000s of workouts within the booklet and millions extra to be had on-line at no cost at workout principal, scholars get considerable perform discovering and solving error of their writing. The textual content additionally contains writing insurance and short documentation courses for MLA and APA, making it an invaluable reference for various collage classes.

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Example: predicate adjective The new iPad is striking. Confirmation: The new iPad is very striking. 1. The presentation was interesting. 2. Their hockey game was recorded. indd 7 8/29/11 10:41 AM 8 Grammar without Tears 3. The whole building was shaking. 4. I was certainly tempted. 5. The entire army was retreating. Grammatical Components That Make Up Subjects and Predicates As you have probably realized by now, the roles of subject, object, and predi­ cate noun are played by nouns, pronouns, and other grammatical structures that function as nouns.

Given that there are so many modifiers that we can use with nouns and such a variety of other structures that function as nouns, it is fortunate that there is a foolproof tip to identify noun phrases. Pronoun Replacement Tip If a group of words can be replaced by a pronoun and the sentence retains grammatical sense, then that group is a noun phrase. This tip means exactly what it says: Whatever can be replaced by a pro­ noun is a noun phrase — ​no more, no less. This test requires you to aban­ don the idea that pronouns always replace nouns.

2. Their hockey game was recorded. indd 7 8/29/11 10:41 AM 8 Grammar without Tears 3. The whole building was shaking. 4. I was certainly tempted. 5. The entire army was retreating. Grammatical Components That Make Up Subjects and Predicates As you have probably realized by now, the roles of subject, object, and predi­ cate noun are played by nouns, pronouns, and other grammatical structures that function as nouns. As such, we need to be very clear about what nouns are and how we can recognize them.

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