English Fundamentals provides students with solid explanations, an abundance of exercises, and the numerous progress tests they need to master the principles of quality writing.
Beginning with the fundamental elements of the sentence, this book presents each topic with clear, detailed explanations and numerous exercises. The first lessons introduce the basic system of the language. Once the foundation is laid, subsequent lessons explore more complex structures and relationships. The final instructional section surveys college writing in a brief, very accessible manner.
A basic text for undergraduates, featuring practice and exercise worksheets and answers. Coverage proceeds from sentence patterns through punctuation, usage, spelling and capitalization, and writing paragraphs and essays. A final section contains 20 tests, plus appendices on study skills and diagnostic tests. Many exercises require active production of sentences and paragraphs. This 11th edition is more accessible, with simplified explanations and examples. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.