A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage, Sixth Edition by Larry Beason, Mark Lester

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 innovations with plain-language reasons, convenient tips, and visible examples that express — instead of simply inform — scholars tips to realize, right, and discover ways to keep away from mistakes in grammar. With 1000's of routines within the e-book and millions extra to be had on-line at no cost at workout crucial, scholars get considerable 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 various university classes.

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A blue truck cut right in front of us. 3. The flight was long and uncomfortable. 4. Jim and Louise invited us over for dinner on Friday. 5. The storm seemed to be getting worse by the minute. While action verbs and linking verbs have equal grammatical status, they are far from equal in number. Though it is difficult to determine the exact numbers, there are probably around 200 linking verbs and more than 10,000 action verbs in the English language. In other words, more than 98 percent of English verbs are action verbs.

Linking verbs can be followed by predicate adjectives, but ac­ tion verbs cannot. Predicate adjectives describe the topic subject. For example: Be careful, those knives are sharp. The predicate adjective sharp describes the subject knives. Here are some more examples with the linking verb in boldface and the predicate adjective underlined: Example: Finally, after all his dieting, Ralph got thin. ] Example: The fruit in the market looked very fresh. ] Example: We were all disappointed when the game was rained out.

It still gets me where I want to go. Correction: but My car is getting pretty old, it still gets me where I want to go. ^ 1. I slipped on the ice going to work I wrenched my left knee. 2. The math homework is getting pretty hard I am thinking of getting a tutor. 3. Trying to sell a house in this economic climate is tough nobody can get a loan. 4. Daylight saving time doesn’t end until after Halloween the trick-ortreaters don’t have go out in the dark. 5. Please call your mother she’s been trying to reach you all day.

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