1. lan71866_ch11_p220-230.indd 229 9/4/09 12:40:59 PM 230 PART 3 Sentence Skills 2. . Also, see if you can write in their irregular verb forms. Dear April, Do you remember last Saturday, as we ate lunch in the park, when I spilled my soda in the grass? One step that everyone should use at some stage of the writing process is to prepare a plan for the paragraph or essay known as a(n) . Wine discusses reasons for the problem he writes about. What is the photographer’s attitude toward her subject? cap Correct the mistake in capital letters (324–333). Help Sofia locate and correct all the colon and semicolon mistakes in her two letters. (The waiter caused the irritation; the diners experienced the irritation.) 30 The conveyor belt’s loud humming was turned off, silenced for the season. No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written consent of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., including, but not limited to, in any network or other electronic storage or transmission, or broadcast for distance learning. Write this paragraph either from the first-person point of view (using I and we) or from the second-person point of view (you)—do not jump back and forth between the two. It is a nuts-and-bolts process consisting of a number of principles and techniques that can be studied and mastered. I had moved away from home when I started college. Do not use the same method of correction for every sentence. The four bases are essential to effective writing, whether it be a narrative paragraph, a cover letter for a job application, or an essay assignment. Our dog often rests on the floor in the sunshine while he waits for the children to get home from school. sandwichs . Lesson number six: You never grow old emotionally. Since he had to listen carefully to my instruction in the “new math,” he did not talk as much in ninth grade as he had talked in the third. Use an exclamation point after a word or sentence that expresses strong feeling. What kinds of writing will you be doing over the next few weeks, either in or out of school? Beth Johnson lives in Harleysville, PA. p. 521 B.J. Another thought came to my mind too. Beautiful Landscape & Reality-based effects deliver an immersive feeling. (Insert at the university medical center). or, neither . p. cm. a. Correct: The flood forced them to leave their home. The goal is to determine who has the more solid evidence to support his or her point of view. HINT Begin your revised sentence in item 1 with Hungrily. Many paragraphs, especially paragraphs that tell a story or give a series of directions, are organized in a time order. 9. The experience that Wine describes in the first eight paragraphs of this article is typical of what really happens at the movies today. Daniel wanted to attend the event, double shift ACTIVITY 9 he had to work a several of his coworkers called in sick. Use a capital letter to begin a quotation and use a comma to set off a quoted part from the rest of the sentence. If so, rewrite the sentences using the active voice. 3. (The subject, pudding, does not act. links to other sites. Anti-shoplifting devices help reduce retail theft. She is nervous about college and eager to do well. Singular: I, me, my, mine, you, your, yours, he, him, his, she, her, hers, it, its Plural: we, us, our, ours, you, your, yours, they, them, their, theirs Relative pronouns refer to someone or something already mentioned in the sentence. BOB. Leanne’s sister (is, are) adopting a child from Kazakhstan. y thanks go, first of all, to the authors of more t, | exploring | Write an essay persuading readers of the importance of something you believe in strongly. Her details were really examples of how she enjoyed her children, not how she relaxed with them. At least there’s opportunities here, you can work.” My icy arrogance quickly thawed, that first summer, as my respect for 22 the conveyor-belt ladies grew. (To study for a test functions as an adjective describing the noun way.) As much as possible, buy from local farmers’ markets or from community-supported agriculture cooperatives.• By the same token, it makes sense to design your diet as much as possible around foods currently in season in your area, rather than foods that need to be shipped from far-off places. four 2. doesn’t . In the following sentences, the subject is underlined once and the verb twice: People gossip. Reflexive pronouns are those that end in -self or -selves. EXAMPLES Wanting to impress everyone Wanting to impress everyone, I told a white lie. hear perceive with the ear here in this place Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. I couldnt understand a word of that lecture. 1. . Cash registers operate on point-of-sale software. only three pages of my term write 6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series sold over eight million copies, on the first day of its release. Here are three sentences where one idea is subordinated to (made less emphatic than) the other idea: Because Rita didn’t want to die of lung cancer, she decided to stop smoking. . Commas That Connect Complete Thoughts ACTIVITY 71 Place a comma before a joining word that connects two complete thoughts (two subjects and two verbs). My sister removed the curtains from the windows so that she could wash them. A long car trip. . That group of students moved on. Complete each outline by adding a third logical supporting point (c). Sincerely, Bob Cole lan71866_ch36_p483-536.indd 511 9/4/09 1:51:13 PM 512 PART 4 Readings for Writers Dear Sir or Madam: I would like to be considered for an entry-level position in your purchasing department. Some transgender people who desire medical assistance to transition from one sex to another identify as transsexual. She 3. make. b. would never be like her mother. I pay room and board, but that doesn’t compare to what renting an apartment would cost. But artificial and stilted language more often obscures their meaning than communicates it clearly. ABOUT COHERENCE ✔ Have I presented the examples in my paragraph in the most effective order? Read the sentences you wrote for Review Test 2 in this chapter. The CDs are mines, but you can listen to them whenever you wish. What does his not doing so say about his intended audience? ACTIVITY 5 The Concluding Paragraph 1. Write a paragraph describing the choice you made and how you felt about yourself afterward. All were reportedly caused by a terrible practice that is common in schools: bullying. 1. Writing is a skill that anyone can learn with practice. (1) TV addicts, first of all, will watch anything on the tube, no matter how bad it is. I never thought my father would enjoy playing with us. juggles 1. past time . Do your best to convince your supervisor that your idea brings more efficiency. 4. Why do you think your sentences are better than the originals? The receptionist at that office is not very well trained. Specific ideas: “Are we there yet?” “Where do people come from?” “Can I have that toy?” “Do I have to go to bed now?” The general idea is a. ____________________________________________________________ 2. 3. d. Latinos and African Americans. Fred asserted to the collection agency that he had sent the remuneration. 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