Tom asked, “When are you leaving?” “Why can’t we all stop arguing?” Rosa asked. a. b. c. d. Paragraph 2 contains an irrelevant sentence. EXAMPLE Three things I could not live without are my cell phone, my laptop, and my morning coffee. PREVIEW Paul Boutin is a journalist who writes primarily on matters concerning computers and the Internet. He has been kicked out of schools and has served time in youth detention facilities. • For more information about helping verbs, see “Subjects and Verbs,” pages 150–161, and “Irregular Verbs,” pages 220–230. 2. Brad knew that he had made his own choices, so he decided to appreciate his job, his family, and his chance to move ahead in life. For example, look at the following sentence: The clouds are steel gray. And those were the things that his children did for enjoyment in this country. 1. • First, there are Vocabulary in Context questions to help you expand your knowledge of selected words. Intensive pronouns are used to add emphasis. He is the subject of the second one. Past Progressive (was or were + the -ing form) The past progressive expresses an action that was in progress in the past. Sentence “Telephones” is a fragment because, although it has a subject (Telephones), it lacks a complete thought. Here are tips that can help you edit the next-to-final draft of a paper for sentence-skills mistakes: Editing Tips 1. Because it is done in steps, you don’t have to get it right all at once. b. sold. . When Bob went to the bank for a home improvement loan, they asked him for three credit references. 8After I turned it in, it took her a month to return it, and then the grade was only a B. train Venus syrup caplet 5. zoology botany 6. surfing kayaking rose 8. 2. In Exploring Writing: Sentences and Paragraphs, I encourage new writers to see writing as a skill that can be learned and a process that must be explored. . (Lying, Laying) too long in bed in the morning can give me a headache. About Structure 4. • She told her the shyness made her seem attractive. But there was nothing to stop him from getting a gun. Explain why your corrections make the sentences clearer and more logical. 5. Writers need to draft and revise their essays; they also need to write often. 5. 23He disliked and envied college students, and he went out of his way to favor other employees over me. The work consisted of standing and picking flawed tomatoes off the conveyor belt before they rolled off into the shipping boxes at the end of the line. • The door opened quickly. . Reread the first two paragraphs and paragraphs 30–33. Ellen has chosen blue dresses for her bridesmaids. • What key points support the main idea? First, check with your doctor to rule out medical problems such as sleep apnea. lan71866_ch04_p085-125.indd 109 9/4/09 12:28:30 PM 110 PART 2 Writing Effective Paragraphs QUESTIONS About Unity 1. Authority. Then rewrite the sentence, placing related words together to make the meaning clear. This book explains each of these steps in detail and provides many practice materials to help you master them. 1. a. People are sometimes uncertain about what pronoun to use when two objects follow the verb. 4Adults, especially grandparents, pick out tasteful toys that go unused, while children love the cheap playthings advertised on television. Incorrect I spoke to George and he. Check that the present and past tense endings of all regular verbs are correct, as explained in Chapter 10. . Even makeup doesn’t help. The word tailor in “It’s fine to tailor your stance to make the most of your strengths . “What the piranha (does, do) is believable only if you see it,” reported one witness. Paragraph 4: Third Supporting Paragraph Finally, the most important reason why we should help the homeless is that they are living in the United States of America. made . Which day of the week is the busiest for you? lan71866_ch27_p354-364.indd 362 9/4/09 1:58:39 PM CHAPTER 27 363 Quotation Marks EXAMPLE In her book At Wit’s End, Erma Bombeck advises, “Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.” REFLECTIVE ACTIVITY 1. lan71866_ch36_p483-536.indd 510 9/4/09 1:51:13 PM Education and Self-Improvement 511 Let’s Get Specific Beth Johnson Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. 3. Drawing on your own experiences, write a paragraph in which you explain why you prefer one viewing location over the other. Instead, they have to work on it a step at a time. About Style and Tone 7. Who is the intended audience for this essay? For example: General Specific Mess on the floor The obstacle course of science-fiction paperbacks, a wristwatch, sports magazines, and a dust-covered computer on which my son stacks empty soda cans Ugly turtle tub Large plastic tub of dirty, stagnantlooking water containing a few motionless turtles Bad smell Unpleasant mixture of strong chemical deodorizers, urine-soaked newspapers, and musty sawdust Nice skin Soft, velvety brown skin Remember that you want your readers to experience the room vividly. Paragraph 5: Concluding Paragraph Therefore, there are many reasons why a group of people I believe should be helped is the homeless. lan71866_ch02_p016-043.indd 31 9/4/09 12:26:39 PM 32 PART 1 Writing: Skills and Process 3. HINT In item 1, the first part of the sentence and as of yet are wordy. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a sport in which many different boxing and martial arts techniques are used. d. Start with the topic sentence and three points provided in the assignment. As the afternoon passed, they got to talking . Dozens . The result was a chain reaction of copycat coughing. Word Mansion Level 183 Answers. Clichés are expressions that have been worn out through constant use. 3. That boy is waving a loaded gun 7. It belched (fumes). . Help Kwan locate and correct the confusing shifts between indirect and direct quotations in his restaurant review. 8. 5. EXAMPLE The speed dating event was a success; I met several people I wanted to see again. Specific ideas: candle, sun, headlight, flashlight The general idea is a. things that are very hot. lan71866_ch37_p537-584.indd 577 9/4/09 1:50:50 PM 578 PART 4 Readings for Writers 8. Instead of describing his mother, Carson reveals her character through specific details of her actions and words. Last year I spent the weekend at Ysabel’s apartment, and I (b) on it. “Let’s just have fruit.” Activity 2: Formatting Quotations (page 356) 1. Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. She enjoys volunteering much more than she enjoys writing and she’s having a hard time knowing when to use quotation marks in one of her articles. That group of students moved on. • I put them in the cupboard. Parents should teach their children at an early age how to protect themselves from online predators. I can’t wait any longer to tell you how I feel. I was spending eighty dollars a week on cigarettes before I quit. REVIEW TEST 2 Cross out the pronoun error in each sentence and write the correction in the space provided. . Be sure to include plenty of specific details. One woman in Chicago even admitted that she deliberately angered her husband because she knew it would make his blood pressure rise. 16I do not want to be a bad daughter, but I want to live like my American female friends. 7. Follow your outline closely, but don’t be slave to it. 10. 2If you think that these kids will simply outgrow their “baby fat.” 3You’re wrong. Write an essay that recommends it to the reader. Fill in the blanks: While attempting to racecar driver had to a speed record, the for a spectator who had wandered onto the track. She’s very excited to be adopting a baby girl from Kazakhstan and is throwing a party to celebrate the adoption. Is my paragraph supported? In paragraph 4, Penn uses an image (mental picture)—“your entire offense and defense goes straight out the window.” Where else does he use an image? However, instead of discussing what we might do to address the problem, as Gore does, paint a verbal picture of what might happen if we don’t take action. What would cat owners say about their cats? Explain the mistakes in the spaces provided. As a speaker of English, you already have an instinctive feel for these basic building blocks of English sentences. lan71866_ch07_p162-178.indd 163 9/4/09 12:39:21 PM 164 PART 3 Sentence Skills CONNECT WRITING To correct the fragment, simply follow through and complete the thought: After I stopped drinking coffee, I began sleeping better at night. Then write an essay that supports the following main idea: Bullies seem to share certain qualities. . Paul There’s no guarantee that April is going to return Paul’s feelings, but 16 she certainly has a better idea now just what it is about her that Paul finds so lovable, as well as what kind of guy Paul is. lan71866_ch36_p483-536.indd 522 9/4/09 1:51:14 PM Education and Self-Improvement 523 READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS 1. If new information pops into your head or if you change your mind about a certain point, don’t be afraid to include that information or those changes as you draft your paper. What does Sister Helen accomplish by beginning her essay with the word “he”? Four Steps for Writing, Four Bases for Revising 4. 2. Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. lan71866_ch04_p085-125.indd 99 9/4/09 12:28:29 PM 100 PART 2 Writing Effective Paragraphs BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Narration Imagine that one of your oldest friends has to make a difficult decision of some kind. she’s 5. Strike out the ones you decide are not worth using. . lan71866_ch37_p537-584.indd 578 9/4/09 1:50:50 PM Human Groups and Society 579 A Grand Unified Theory of YouTube and MySpace Point-and-Click Sites That Don’t Tell You What to Do Paul Boutin Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. The heat is cozy and feels good, but when you’re done, there’s not much there for anyone else to eat. Then the sun reappeared. Answering the questions below will help you check your knowledge. 11. (a) give (b) swam (b) gave (c) swum (c) given Activity 3: Using lie and lay (page 227) 5. were students Activity 3: Using Verbs with Indefinite Pronouns (page 234) 1. keeps 6. leans 2. works 7. expects 3. pays 8. was 9. stops 1. lies 4. laid 4. have 2. Parents pay more today for a babysitter or for day care. A short concluding paragraph closes the essay. • The streetlamp was huge. d. Logan is ashamed that he did not stand up for George when George was being attacked by a bully on the playground. d. Her current boyfriend is married. 7. • Finally, look quickly at the rest of the selection for other clues to important points. ABOUT SENTENCE SKILLS ✔ Have you carefully proofread your paragraph, using the guidelines on the inside back cover of the book, and corrected all sentence-skills mistakes, including spelling? Which of the following best expresses the main idea of this selection? The pedestrian yelled to the speeding motorist, “Watch out, jerk ” 4. True or false? he was frequently beaten up. Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. “In general, people accept the notion that for the sale of products 46 at least, there are socially accepted norms of advertising,” said Lloyd Morrisett, president of the Markle Foundation, which supports research in communications and information technology. . When the bus drivers went on strike, I saw many people giving rides to strangers. But I would not be surprised if she not succeed, because this her fourth diet this year. (a) eats 10. bags with the new insulation material protect Activity 2: Verbs that Precede Subjects (page 233) 1. is noise 6. stands cutout 7. was shape (b) wrote (b) ate 2. are berries (c) written (c) 3. were cans 8. were sneakers 4. sits cabin 9. are magazines 4. Last week I was in the kitchen preparing dinner when I heard my nine-year-old daughter shriek from behind the computer. — 3. 4. After you’ve chosen the option that appeals to you most, jot down all the details you can think of that might go under each of the supporting points. Is the evidence you provided to support the thesis specific or is it vague and general? Considering the way my father felt about school, college was a subject 11 that seldom came up at our dinner table. The volunteers will have worked many unpaid hours. The reading responses will function to synthesize the readings and your reactions to them, much like class discussion. . Today I visited Melissa Cooper. It is virtually impossible to eliminate our personal contributions to the climate crisis through reducing emissions alone. Fritos . Review of Subordination and Coordination Subordination and coordination are ways of showing the exact relationship of ideas within a sentence. Use a period and a capital letter to separate the two complete thoughts. To begin with, consumers should always be aware of the possible side effects of a prescription drug. What are the three main transition words in this paragraph? Past of drink For add additional materials on Chapter 11, visit I’d also like to thank Paul Banks and Andrea Pasquarelli for their work on Connect Writing. The Complex Sentence A complex sentence is made up of a simple sentence (a complete statement) and a statement that begins with a dependent word. as long as you’re flexible 22 and open to change. torture. c. people sometimes view themselves as others see them. They feel (itchy). 8. Eddie is building a kayak in his garage and plans to take it down the Columbia River next year. 74. 6. Here, and in general in your writing, try to generate more supporting material than you need. After sitting through a long lecture, my foot was asleep. After playing touch football all afternoon, Al drank a quart of Gatorade. I love the cookies from the bakery with the chocolate frosting. Rows of crocuses appear in my front yard every spring. 14. 8. 9. Two things happened in the second half of fifth grade that convinced 65 me of the importance of reading books. Or: When you are trying to lose weight, avoid all snacks. passed went by; succeeded in; handed to past time before the present; by, as in “I drove past the house.” After Edna passed the driver’s test, she drove past all her friends’ houses and honked the horn. As you continue prewriting, keep the following in mind: • Everything in the paragraph should support your point. Write about a place you like (or want) to visit. The word diversity in “You’ll be better prepared to live in a world of diversity” (paragraph 9) means a. variety. Help Chad identify the key terms in the lecture by locating all the subjects and verbs in his notes. 10. Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. . hoity-toity 2. requiring skillful or tactful handling 3. hard-working . (The first too means overly; the second too means also.) 10. Moving from Paragraph to Essay PART 3 Sentence Skills SECTION I Sentences 46 85 126 150 152 6. b. receives a lot of mail. 3. It was my mother, and this surprised me. Feel free to discuss the rewrite quietly with your partner and refer back to the chapter if you have questions. We grew a pumpkin last year, that weighed over one hundred pounds. 1. them 4. them 6. This white space makes your paper more readable and leaves the instructor room for comments. Rewritten: lan71866_ch22_p318-323.indd 322 9/4/09 2:12:04 PM CHAPTER 22 Paper Format 323 4. Remembering my own wedding, I knew she wasn’t sweating from the heat. I got only minimun wage, Finally and I had to share my tips with the kitchen workers too. ACTIVITY 2 CONNECT WRITING EXAMPLE In the afternoon, I changed two diapers, ironed several shirts, and was studying for two exams. . Unnecessary Use of Commas Remember that if no clear rule applies for using a comma, it is usually better not to use one. Have you noticed the problem of noisy audiences in a movie theater? Be the first to receive exclusive offers and the latest news on our products and services directly in your inbox. EXAMPLE Sam received all kinds of junk mail. Try to use as many different pronouns as possible. By asking the favor in that way, the researcher dramatically increased the likelihood of getting what she wanted. • The stripes are in the wallpaper. Prepare a more detailed outline. 17 Prewriting 17 Technique 1: Freewriting 17 Technique 2: Questioning 20 Technique 3: Making a List 21 Technique 4: Clustering 22 Technique 5: Preparing a Scratch Outline 23 Writing the First Draft 25 Writing a First Draft: A Student Model 25 Revising 27 Revising: A Student Model 28 Editing and Proofreading 29 Editing Tips 30 Proofreading Tips 30 Editing and Proofreading: A Student Model 31 Tips on Using a Computer 32 Using a Computer at Each Stage of the Writing Process 33 Using Peer Review 35 1. 1. 5. Your dictionary will often help when you are unsure about whether to use a hyphen between words. The driver opens up the hood, then jumped back as steam billows out. . goes, go 2. I keep a twenty-dollar bill for emergencies under the car seat. . ▲ lan71866_ch37_p537-584.indd 575 For more information and links to specific carbon offsetting organizations, visit 9/4/09 1:50:49 PM 576 PART 4 Readings for Writers VOCABULARY IN CONTEXT 1. 5. c. this was the first time Bennie had answered a difficult question correctly in class. I’ve always done poorly in English, and I don’t expect that to change. One of those things should not be in parallel form. Ty’s car stalled on his way to work this morning. Final silent e. Drop a final e before an ending that starts with a vowel (the vowels are a, e, i, o, and u). The exam was postponed, and the class was canceled as well. In fact, she gave almost everything she has. . 3. The kitchen shelves were covered by a thick layer of yellowish grease. First, it presents the topic of the paragraph. More About This. Telephones. Fill in the blanks: If you eat the ably burn a portion of chili, it will prob- in your stomach. Copyright © 2004 by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. By permission of Grand Central Publishing. Organize and connect supporting evidence so that paragraphs and essays transition smoothly from one bit of supporting information to the next. Even though I had graduated with honors from UC–Berkeley, I couldn’t get a single interview. My iPod stopped working its battery needs to be charged. TIP After all his prewriting, Mike was pleased. Indentifying Possessive Nouns ACTIVITY 6 Underline the word in each sentence that needs ’s. Then rewrite that part of the selection needed to correct the fragment. In “People gossip,” the action is gossiping. The public, meanwhile, remains in the dark, ignorant of even the simplest principles of social influence. has, have 1. Writers will read Quang’s geography paper and Desmond’s psychology writing assignment and will be asked to evaluate and edit them in terms of the four bases. We can conclude that to resist persuasive tactics, a person must a. buy fewer products. The verbs must be consistently in the present tense: correct Smoke spills from the front of the overheated car. My nutty cousin cuts the address labels off his magazines. (This is a complete sentence.) a. b. The weather is terrible today. “Life’s for the living, my wife used to tell me,” he said. My computer, (who, which) I purchased three years ago, is now outdated. c. fear. Two Views on Toys 1Children and adults have very different preferences. Rope Rescue – Level 21 Walkthrough. VOCABULARY IN CONTEXT Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. 5. Be sure to include all parts of the verb. p. 531 “Why Go to College?” from P.O.W.E.R Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life by Robert S. Feldman. Write a sentence (or two) in which you state the name of your elementary school, your favorite teacher or subject, and your least favorite teacher or subject. Singers, dancers, and actors performed 10. magician and assistant bowed and disappeared CHAPTER 7: Fragments Introductory Activity (page 162) 1. verb 2. subject 3. subject . Here are the principal forms of some regular verbs: Present Past Past Participle Present Participle laugh ask touch decide explode laughed asked touched decided exploded laughed asked touched decided exploded laughing asking touching deciding exploding List of Irregular Verbs Irregular verbs have irregular forms in the past tense and past participle. We are both members of the Democratic Party. Sincerely, Rose Connelly lan71866_ch28_p365-378.indd 375 9/4/09 1:56:19 PM 376 PART 3 Sentence Skills ACTIVITY 13 Creating Sentences Working with a partner, write sentences that use commas as directed. lan71866_ch20_p295-303.indd 295 Parallel (Balanced) Brit spends her free time reading, listening to music, and working in the garden. lan71866_ch33_p407-422.indd 421 9/4/09 1:53:50 PM 422 PART 3 Sentence Skills 4. 1. Present Past Past Participle arise arose arisen awake awoke or awaked awoke or awaked be (am, are, is) was (were) been become became become begin began begun bend bent bent bite bit bitten blow blew blown break broke broken bring brought brought build built built burst burst burst buy bought bought lan71866_ch11_p220-230.indd 221 9/4/09 12:40:58 PM 222 PART 3 Sentence Skills lan71866_ch11_p220-230.indd 222 Present Past Past Participle catch caught caught choose chose chosen come came come cost cost cost cut cut cut do (does) did done draw drew drawn drink drank drunk drive drove driven eat ate eaten fall fell fallen feed fed fed feel felt felt fight fought fought find found found fly flew flown freeze froze frozen get got got or gotten give gave given go (goes) went gone grow grew grown have (has) had had hear heard heard hide hid hidden hold held held hurt hurt hurt keep kept kept know knew known lay laid laid lead led led leave left left lend lent lent let let let lie lay lain light lit lit 9/4/09 12:40:58 PM Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 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