Grammar to Go: How It Works and How To Use It, 5th Edition
- Barbara Goldstein
- Jack Waugh
- Karen Linsky
- ISBN-10: 1305103769
- ISBN-13: 9781305103764
- 288 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007
- COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
Brief and basic in its coverage, GRAMMAR TO GO, 5th Edition, offers students a unique focus on sentence diagramming that helps them visualize and understand how words connect. Perfect as a primary text or as a supplement for courses with an emphasis on learning basic grammar and punctuation skills, this edition incorporates a wide range of material to help students hone their skills, including additional “GrammarSpeak” features (which provide guidance on common errors in daily speech and writing); a new “Write Now” feature in each chapter that offers a specific writing topic for paragraph development while focusing on the grammar lessons of the chapter; and more integrated exercises on interesting topics from sports to history to the arts.
“GRAMMAR TO GO is clearly organized, thorough, student friendly, and engaging.”
— Edward Rielly, Saint Joseph's College
Part I: LEARNING GRAMMAR BASICS.
1. Getting Started.
Parts of Speech Basics. Verb Basics. Noun Basics. Pronoun Basics. Adjective Basics. Adverb Basics. Preposition Basics. Conjunction Basics. Interjection Basics. Parts of Sentences Basics. Subjects and Verbs Basics.
2. Sentence Patterns.
Subject/Verb Sentence Pattern. Subject/Verb/Direct Object Sentence Pattern. Subject/Verb/Indirect Object/Direct Object Sentence Pattern. Subject/Verb/Direct Object/Object Complement Sentence Pattern. Subject/Linking Verb/Subject Complement Sentence Pattern.
3. Adjectives and Adverbs.
Prepositional Phrases. Verb Phrases. Appositive Phases.
5. Verbals and Verbal Phrases.
Participles and Participial Phrases. Gerunds and Gerund Phrases. Infinitives.
6. Word Order Variations.
Questions. There is/There are Constructions. Commands and Requests.
Independent Clauses. Dependent Clauses.
8. Types of Sentences.
Classifying Sentences According to Structure. Simple Sentences. Compound Sentences.
Complex Sentences. Compound/Complex Sentences. Coordination and Subordination.
Part II: PUTTING THE BASICS TO WORK.
9. Sentence Fragments and Run-On Sentences.
11. Other Punctuation and Capitalization.
15. Sentence Coherence: Logic, Parallelism, and Shifts.
16. Parts of Speech: For Further Study.