Doctor’s Waiting Room • People visit the doctor. She’s almost finished writing out the invitations, but keeps stumbling over how to write numbers correctly. 2. Children have been born at odd times for instance, James was born on February 29 during leap year. 7. b. obtain some literature that would tell them how to organize. (1) TV addicts, first of all, will watch anything on the tube, no matter how bad it is. 6. You can find link below. 10. “I thought she would be some little old rich lady with a fine car and a 20 fine house and clothes,” she said. b. bored. (Are, There are) fresh cookies on the kitchen table. Adjectives and Adverbs 28. In the word table, the a is pronounced like a. short o b. short a c. schwa d. long a 4. Outlining, Drafting, and Revising Here you will get practice in the writing steps that follow prewriting: outlining, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading. The easier it gets to use, the less geeky the Net becomes, and the more it starts to look like real life. You may simply have to will yourself to carry out this important closing step in the writing process. Think of something that embarrassed you or made you feel uncomfortable about yourself, your family, or your culture when you were younger. How you may have performed in the past does not control how you can perform in the present. Think of a time when you have wanted to do the right thing but felt that the price would be too high. 13Facing everyday tasks, confronting all types of people, and handling panic and loneliness can shape singles into brave, resourceful, and more independent people. But once he got the hang of it, he did well. • Subject Pronouns • Object Pronouns Andy and me enrolled in a Web design course. have I could of done better on that test. Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Plenty of it? Thousands of dollars have been gambled away by Keith playing online video poker. End your essay with a look into the future of a person whose life is ruled by the need for social validation. The word impending in “Pretty Rosa described her romances and her impending wedding to a handsome field worker” (paragraph 17) means a. upcoming. Love, 5. abused—but happy 5. “So from now on, you will not watch television, except for two preselected programs each week.” “Just two programs?” I could hardly believe she would say such a ter- 32 rible thing. Find at least three such incidents. She meets them there every Saturday. Your breathing should be steady and deep. Activity 1: Finding Subjects and Verbs (page 155) 1. Incident or story 5. Our power went out during a thunderstorm. d. in regard to. . It doesn’t matter if you grossly• outclass your opponent in the striking department; the moment you drop your hands, you give your opponent a puncher’s chance. Liz seems 10. phone seemed Activity 3: Subjects and Verbs (page 156) 1. rabbits ate 6. In what ways? Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. 7. Frank lost his appetite. Double the final consonant of a word when all the following are true: a. 1. his 6. his or her 2. his 7. her 9. 7. Begin by doing some prewriting to find the items you want to write about. An adjective that describes the subject of a sentence may come after a linking verb. Since Dillon placed the Shuffle, what is the correct verb? For example, look at the following sentence: The clouds are steel gray. . Aaron Aaron’s Aaron’s girlfriend sends him over forty text messages a day. . Then spend ten minutes writing freely about the experience. Then correct each fragment by attaching it to the sentence that comes before or the sentence that comes after—whichever sounds more natural. She’s trying to write a blog entry about the newest restaurant in town, Grillin’s Good, but some of her ideas seem repetitive. What are some details that support the second reason? Although I was embarrassed, I did not think too much about it. All my friends, except Nino, play the video game Grand Theft Auto on their home computers. The laughing child held up her locked piggy bank. Jason almost has two hundred friends on Facebook. Although I did not realize it, within a very short period of time, I was actually becoming an expert on rocks. And finally, that we root out the basis for the injustice and inequities that engender most of the violence we see today. Pronoun Reference, Agreement, and Point of View 23. A clause is simply a word group that contains a subject and a verb. REFLECTIVE ACTIVITY 1. TIP Prepositional phrases include words such as in, from, of, at, by, and with. His parents were worried because he had an older girlfriend, a best friend who was arrested for armed robbery, and older friends who were school dropouts. The sign on my neighbor’s front door reads, “Never mind the dog. C HAPTE R Sentence Variety I CHAPTER PREVIEW Four Traditional Sentence Patterns • The Simple Sentence • The Compound Sentence • The Complex Sentence • The CompoundComplex Sentence Review of Subordination and Coordination The lake has been polluted by several neighboring streams. Boy Scouts 2. Use your dictionary (see page 387) to be sure of correct syllable divisions. lan71866_APE_p619-636.indd 632 x xxx 5. e: asked, . During the intermission, everyone had to wait a while for (her, their) turn to get into the ladies’ room. When you are unsure about the form of a verb, you can check the following list of irregular verbs. 4. 2. While Aisha was eating breakfast, she began to feel sick. Following are five main-idea sentences from student papers. • I need to take the math placement exam. Underline the subject of your sentence and circle the verb. 1. She is winning a victory over shyness. • I don’t think charging it again would help. But Julia backs up her claims. The voice of the singer had a relaxing effect on the crowd. Still we rise, out of the huts of history’s shame, we rise. I have always sat in the last desk. b. in order to confuse the opponent. I introduced myself as Julie. COMMON PREPOSITIONS ACTIVITY 1 about before by inside over above behind during into through across below except of to among beneath for off toward around beside from on under at between in onto with Words between Subjects and Verbs Draw one line under the subject. Introductory Activity (page 334) 2. Then he passed the ball. When we subordinate, we use dependent words such as when, although, while, because, and after. Flexibility Since no two instructors teach in exactly the same way and no two students have identical needs, I have designed Exploring Writing to be extremely flexible. 1. b. comparison. The salesclerk exchanged the blue sweater for a yellow one with a smile. If he 78 had announced that I’d won a million-dollar lottery, I couldn’t have been more pleased and excited. Read your paper aloud from the last sentence to the first. “I was a seamstress myself, worked two jobs. Our partners will collect data and use cookies for ad personalization and measurement. After that, they emptied the town, some returning to their homes in Texas (cities like McAllen, Douglas, Brownsville), while others continued on the migrant trail, picking cotton in the San Joaquin Valley or grapefruits and oranges in the Imperial Valley. And quickly turned down the blaring radio. (Their, There, They’re) is (know, no) greater feeling (than, then) that of walking (threw, through) a forest in the spring. There is little benefit to passing a student to a level of work he or she can’t do. Without direct or indirect experience, or the information you gain through research, you may not be able to provide the specific evidence needed to develop whatever point you are trying to make. Guidelines for Preparing a Paper A Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. We’re strong—we hunt! Choose your words carefully when you write. Before starting a family, . The mail brought utility bills, monthly statements from the bank, and credit card applications. A voice on the phone said, Yes, and we know you’re stuck. mhconnectwriting.com 4. Johnson feels that concrete language a. is hard to follow. For example, if you work at a retail store, you may have reorganized the customer files by zip code rather than by last name. Your name? dependable worker , Bob replaced his thick glasses silly 9. 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. This time when I graduate, because of the hurdles I’ve overcome, there will be a celebration—a proper one. However, when you are not sure if certain words are interrupters, remove them from the sentence. Write an essay in which you describe this “mythic” location. d. all of the above. to verb part, as in to smile; toward, as in “I’m going to school.” too overly, as in “The pizza was too hot”; also, as in “The coffee was hot, too.” two the number 2 Bryce went to college to earn a degree in computer science. (The verb do is understood after they.) Raccoons like to wash their food in a stream with their nimble, glove-like hands before eating. If you’re not sure about which activity to choose, use prewriting to help you find a topic you can support strongly. What does his not doing so say about his intended audience? Be clear.) • When it is identified by a word or phrase in the sentence: The song that is playing now is a favorite of mine. If you want to communicate effectively with readers, you must provide solid evidence for any point you make. Is there someone with whom you would like to establish a stronger friendship, repair a broken relationship, or bridge an emotional gap like the one Her experienced? QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION 2. What if I couldn’t escape to my nice safe home . b. If you can learn about obsidian, you can learn about social studies and geography and math and science and everything.” That single moment of triumph pushed me to want to read more. Do not watch too much TV. Yet it isn’t hard to figure out the motive forces behind much of this violence. At this point, Mike read over his notes, and as he later commented, “I realized that I had several topics. 9Showing up in a tank top and shorts will very likely jeopardize one’s sense of security and safety. It depends on we decided to make an apple pie for dessert to complete the thought.) In some cases, the thesis statement and plan of development may appear in the same sentence. The librarian came over to us and asked if she could help. Cal wheeled his baby son around the crowded market. Thank you very much. Education and Self-Improvement 487 My reading books about rocks was the first time the information ever 61 became practical to me. It is she. lan71866_ch28_p365-378.indd 370 9/4/09 1:56:19 PM CHAPTER 28 Commas 371 Be careful not to use a comma in sentences having one subject and a double verb. • Additionally, the paragraph shows how conditions caused this negative effect. (Or, My mother-in-law and I have contrasting points of view on several issues.) They are bone-tired of the violence. A Remedy for Shyness • Linda Nelson was shy. Begin by stating your subject in a few words in the center of a blank sheet of paper. When I told my dad that I was going back to school, the only encouragement he offered was this: “Send me anywhere, but don’t send me back to school.” For my father, school was the worst kind of prison, so I was raised believing that school at its best was a drag. Age: ancient, new, old, young 6. The result was a chain reaction of copycat coughing. Fill in the blanks: After I hear the report, I’ll decide I’ll drive or take the train to my sister’s house. If we all make an effort to care for one another as a community. 7For instance, people are willing to wear shirts that read “Dillon Construction,” “Nike,” or even “I Got Crabs at Ed’s Seafood Palace.” 8These messages belong on highway billboards. The sound system will be working by tonight. We inherited some money when my parents died, and it might be enough for a down payment on a small house in a nearby town. The pay was lousey. Next, state the second reason, followed by specific details supporting that reason. Sentence Variety II 304 SECTION IV Punctuation and Mechanics 318 22. 3. 5. Your topic sentence should introduce the person you plan to discuss. There is an advantage to writing a paragraph right away, at a point where you have had almost no instruction. 4. Write sentences using hear and here. The purpose of comparing and contrasting is to understand each of the two things more clearly and, at times, to make judgments about them. Mike doesn’t worry about spelling at this point. For example, in the word vicissitude (vı˘ sı˘ sⴕ ı˘ t— ood⬘), the stress, or accent, goes chiefly on the second syllable (sı˘ s⬘), and, to a lesser extent, on the last syllable (t— ood⬘). Some objected to stirring things up, and others were feeling the dues were too high. 19The instructor will look at you and wonder whether it wouldn’t have been better to go into business instead of education. Underline the general idea in each group. a. Incorrect: Are several tests scheduled for Friday. ACTIVITY 3 Rewriting Dependent Sentences In four of the five following sentences, the writer has mistakenly used the title to help explain the first sentence. 3. 3. A former student has asked him to make sense of a meeting agenda from her new job. I hammered two nails into the wall and 4. hopes juggled . Some chat as if there is no movie playing. Will see me tomorrow 9. As shown below, your answer is the verb. Which of the following is not one of the questions Gore suggests you ask yourself before making a purchase? d. Balance is essential to a good stance. When I found out that the landlord intended to increase my rent, I moved back in with my parents (immediate, immediately). Bluetooth 3. Should Penn have defined words such as “shooting” and “sprawling”? 8. continued lan71866_ch12_p231-240.indd 236 9/4/09 12:41:16 PM CHAPTER 12 Subject-Verb Agreement 237 CONNECT WRITING These unwanted guests at my apartment makes a loud feathery mess on my bedroom windowsill. People tend to feel they should be 30 consistent—even when being consistent no longer makes sense. WRITING ASSIGNMENTS Assignment 1: Writing a Paragraph Oseola McCarty is an example for all of us. lan71866_ch37_p537-584.indd 548 9/4/09 1:50:45 PM Human Groups and Society 549 c. would publicly embarrass her mother by writing about her. I was then able to get injury updates for players on my favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles. While hanging by her teeth, the acrobat’s body swung back and forth. Others would bring rental contracts or other documents for me to explain and translate. Ashlee sent me several urgent text messages last night. According to Vicki, a. ACTIVITY 2 Placing Modifiers Correctly Complete the following sentences. Why or why not? Unfortunately, many find themselves in situations they feel unable to pull out of until it’s too late. Whatever your ethnicity, chances are you’ll be working and living with people whose backgrounds, lifestyles, and ways of thinking may be entirely different from your own. 7. Some of the books (who, that) I borrowed from the public library are overdue now. Do you agree with Wine’s theory about why some people are rude at the movies? It always ends with a period, a question mark, or an exclamation point. But if it is done carefully, this important final step will ensure that your paper looks as good as possible. 9. 2. RADIO. In the first pair, (a, b) uses the underlined pronoun correctly because the pronoun refers to None, which is a singular word. After finishing the first semester, . lan71866_ch27_p354-364.indd 363 9/4/09 1:58:40 PM 364 PART 3 Sentence Skills REVIEW TEST 2 Place quotation marks around the exact words of a speaker in the sentences that follow. • maintaining a car. Now she (hope, hopes) to be accepted at business school. 5Creating a health epidemic. • playing a musical instrument. ABOUT COHERENCE ✔ Does the paragraph successfully classify types of casino gambling, movies, home gym equipment, or house pets? HINT Underline the name of the TV show in item 1. The bus driver not make any extra stops. mhconnectwriting.com 9/4/09 1:59:33 PM 340 PART 3 Sentence Skills Exclamation Point (!) The firefighter asked the neighbors is there anyone else still in the building? I wonder how Mark is.” Dad responded quietly. Present Perfect (have or has + past participle) The present perfect tense expresses an action that began in the past and has recently been completed or is continuing in the present. The reference librarians at the library help students locate appropriate books and online journals for their research papers. 29. A sample syllabus is provided in the Instructor’s Manual (available in the Exploring Writing Online Learning Center at www.mhhe .com/langan). Being told that her prospective• date is “nice” does very little to help your sister picture him. Provide logical, detailed support for your point. lan71866_ch36_p483-536.indd 522 9/4/09 1:51:14 PM Education and Self-Improvement 523 READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS 1. A former student has returned with the employee handbook from her new job. First, the work was physically very hard. 2. He wished that he could spend more time at home with his wife and new baby girl. The ladies treated me with warmth and respect. . Previous Level Word Relax Levels 181-200 Answers Next Level. I then returned to the front of the room. p. 525 “Baking a Cake” from Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg. 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