(Add the fragment to the sentence that comes after it.) Just focus on writing as many words as you can without stopping. What would writing be like without quotation marks? . 12There is still some civilization left in him. 7. Use the form below: I experienced success or failure when I ______________________________. _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. 9. My Job at the Crescent Falls Diner and Truck Stop Introductory paragraph First supporting paragraph Second supporting paragraph Third supporting paragraph Concluding paragraph lan71866_ch05_p126-149.indd 128 1In the course of working my way through school, I have taken many jobs I would rather forget. “The Eklunds called last night,” he began. And how could you get up and down stairs, on and off a bus, without risking a terrible fall? lan71866_ch14_p245-251.indd 250 9/4/09 12:41:54 PM CHAPTER 14 Additional Information about Verbs 251 REFLECTIVE ACTIVITY Reread any paragraphs or essays that you have written thus far for this class, and underline all of the verbs. Why is the writing in the child’s drawing a fragment? Do they simply offer their neighbors help when it is needed? For instance, he spoke German fluently. 5. d. Most students go to college because they are undecided about their future. 6. Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. In spite of her work, she failed the course. On a restaurant menu, are you more tempted by a “green salad” or “a colorful salad bowl filled with romaine and spinach leaves, red garden-fresh tomatoes, and crisp green pepper rings“? She meets them there every Saturday. Just walking to my mailbox can be an awful reminder of how pitiful my lawn looks when I receive an unforgiving scowl• from one of the groundskeepers who live on either side of me. Commas 365 Six Main Uses of the Comma 366 Commas between Items in a Series 366 Commas after Introductory Material 367 Commas around Words Interrupting the Flow of Thought 368 lan71866_FM_i-xxiv.indd xv 9/5/09 12:55:08 AM xvi CONTENTS Commas between Complete Thoughts Connected by Joining Words 370 Commas with Direct Quotations 372 Commas with Everyday Material 373 Unnecessary Use of Commas 374 29. try ed tried marry es marries worry es worries lazy ness laziness lucky ly luckily silly est silliest 2. the sofa, the cup An article may come right before a noun: a magazine, the candle Or an article may be separated from the noun by words that describe the noun: a popular magazine, the fat red candle TIP There are various other noun markers, including quantity words (a few, many, a lot of ), numerals (one, thirteen, 710), demonstrative adjectives (this, these), adjectives (my, your, our), and possessive nouns (Raoul’s, the school’s). lan71866_ch22_p318-323.indd 321 9/4/09 2:12:04 PM 322 PART 3 Sentence Skills 3. The paragraph is not well organized. 7Getting such real, thoughtful e-mail can almost make up for the irritation of the other two categories. You might carry a reusable bag with you when you shop. I 625 Answers to Activities in Part 3 Activity 1: Pronoun Reference (page 254) 1. “Something about animals.” “I’m sure we have several that you’d like.” She led me over to a sec- 56 tion of books. My first job, and every job since, has involved working with my hands 12 and not my head. 2: Using Plural Pronouns with Indefinite Pronouns In informal spoken English, plural pronouns are often used with indefinite pronouns. Write a sentence in which you describe something you plan to do two days from now. 436 lan71866_ch35_p436-482.indd 436 9/4/09 1:51:51 PM Natalie Goldberg, “Baking a Cake,” p. 525 Robert S. Feldman, “Why Go to College?” p. 531 HUMAN GROUPS AND SOCIETY Katherine Barrett, “Old before Her Time,” p. 537 Amy Tan, “The Most Hateful Words,” p. 546 Bill Wine, “Rudeness at the Movies,” p. 551 Luis J. Rodriguez, “Turning Youth Gangs Around,” p. 558 Maya Angelou, “Reclaiming Our Home Place,” p. 566 Al Gore, “Consume Less, Conserve More,” p. 572 Paul Boutin, “A Grand Unified Theory of YouTube and MySpace,” p. 579 lan71866_ch35_p436-482.indd 437 9/4/09 1:51:52 PM Introduction to the Readings The reading selections in Part 4 will help you find topics for writing. For example, you might • invite the individual to dinner at your home. A virus infected my computer. The salesperson at the electronics store showed me several home theater systems and answer all my questions. Dashes (—) A dash signals a degree of pause longer than a comma but not as complete as a period. . For example, look at the following sentence: Karen fainted in class. hair and was over 6 ft. tall. lan71866_ch08_p179-194.indd 186 9/4/09 12:39:42 PM CHAPTER 8 Run-Ons 187 Fred and Denise have a low-interest mortgage on their house; otherwise, they would move to another neighborhood. Before meeting him, Jessica has decided to write him a letter to introduce herself. Here you can see answers for Level 183 Word Villas-A super fun game. Also, people should feel free to ask the boss for a raise. Is the population diverse? To get out of poverty. And they are aimed at a vulnerable target— people with less and less time to consider increasingly complex issues. • The actors were covered with fake blood. If it were up to (she, her), men wouldn’t have the right to vote. _________ 7. Reprinted by permission of Susan Bergholz Literary Services, New York, NY and Lamy, NM. Pair 3 The refrigerator has a cracked vegetable drawer, one of the shelves is missing, and a strange freezer smell. The word articulate in “Pedro is a thoughtful, articulate and charismatic young man” (paragraph 1) means a. well-spoken. In fact, I never thought he’d enjoy fun. No matter when you dial the landlord number, nobody answers the phone. On a separate sheet of paper, just start writing about anything that you have said, heard, thought, or felt, and let your thoughts take you where they may. I found a book of short stories, and I dived into poetry, as well as countless newspaper articles, cereal boxes, and oatmeal packages. My computer, (who, which) I purchased three years ago, is now outdated. How did Mrs. Carson encourage Bennie to make school—particularly reading—a priority in his life? EXAMPLE Title: Finishing a Marathon First sentence: I managed to do this because I followed a strict training schedule. The mechanic listened __________ while I described my car problem. . Sometimes even more rewriting is necessary to correct a dangling modifier. My iPod stopped working its battery needs to be charged. As always, remember to write several drafts of your paper and to edit it carefully. Correct them in the spaces between the lines. (1) Ensure that children’s needs are met (cause) (2) Cannot think only of themselves (cause) (3) Provide children with a better life (cause) Option 2 Topic sentence: My divorce has changed my life in positive ways. He couldn’t play video games with them or couldn’t understand ear-busting rock ’n’ roll. Are any sentences in your paragraph not directly relevant to this topic sentence? . Present see Past saw Past Participle seen Present Participle seeing choose know speak Plural Forms of Irregular Nouns Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Place a check or star beside answers to basic questions you formed from the title and beside other ideas that seem important; you can also mark the passage or page with a tab or bookmark. . 5. 13 All was well until I graduated and started looking for a job. (To make some extra money functions as an adverb that describes the verb works.) See also page 157.) The (fascinated, fascinating) children begged the magician to tell them how he made a rabbit disappear. Sense impressions include sight (thick, reddish-brown shag rug; laid wall to wall; walk through them in your bare feet; squeeze your toes into the deep covering; push back), hearing (whisper), and touch (bare feet, soft fibers, spongy resilience). EXAMPLE My wireless all-in-one printer is so convenient. The husband yells about killing his wife, and she screamed right back about leaving him or having him Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. We met them at the ballpark. 4. . Service is almost as important as food to a restaurant’s success. The word extraneous in “all too often manufacturers add extraneous wrappers over wrappers and layers of unnecessary plastic” (paragraph 4) means a. additional. ACTIVITY 7 Combining Sentences with to Word Groups Combine each of the following pairs of sentences into one sentence by starting with a to word group and omitting repeated words. Fred, who loved practical jokes and silly pranks, would often say, “Gotcha ” 7. There are no guarantees; don’t worry. Is my paragraph supported? The kids started to listen to me. The paragraph does not show a command of sentence skills. Because of the constant barking of the dog, I cannot sleep at night. Label as sight, touch, hearing, or smell all the sensory details in the following sentences. Have you maintained pronoun consistency? Topic sentence: Some dog owners have little consideration for other people. 2. Why is it not always possible for a fighter to keep a “perfect stance”? In each of the following two sentences, the adjective is boldfaced and the noun it describes is italicized. b. Soap operas, on the other hand, are very expensive to produce because of the high salaries of many cast members. READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS 1. If you begin writing a paper in the present tense, don’t shift suddenly to the past. Incorrect The bookstore lost its’ lease. . They hooked up with the National Organizing Committee, founded in 1993 by revolutionary fighters including gang members, welfare recipients, trade unionists, teachers, and parents from throughout the United States. 279 A Common Mistake with Adjectives and Adverbs Well and Good 280 279 18. In all, she donned• her costume more than two hundred times in fourteen states. 2. • Are there spots in the composition where you see problem with unity, support, or organization? Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Last night, Todd impulsively stop at the convenience store to buy a pack of cigarettes. The restaurant’s “sundae bar” featured bowls of whipped cream chopped nuts and chocolate sprinkles. HINT In item 1, add a comma before the quoted material. My parents’ attitude toward reading rubbed off on me. • Do I have a clear, single point in the first sentence of the paragraph? b. nobody. Page size 592.569 x 773.93 pts Then correct the fragment by making it into a complete sentence. So it is interesting and good design game. HINT In item 1, use the dependent word while. TIP If you are unsure about the subject, ask who or what of the verb. 5. Though Donald was still two years older than me, he wasn’t much bigger. Five are irregular verbs and will probably not sound right when you try to add -d or -ed. Next, read your draft aloud. Impatient people may push the number of their floor more than once. Using ample support will help you communicate more clearly and effectively in your writing. 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