Grammar By Diagram – Second Edition Workbook
Understanding English Grammar Through Traditional Sentence Diagraming
  • Publication Date: November 28, 2008
  • ISBN: 9781551119014 / 1551119013
  • 366 pages; 7¾" x 9¼"

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Grammar By Diagram – Second Edition Workbook

Understanding English Grammar Through Traditional Sentence Diagraming

  • Publication Date: November 28, 2008
  • ISBN: 9781551119014 / 1551119013
  • 366 pages; 7¾" x 9¼"

This book can be purchased on its own or in a discounted package with the Grammar By Diagram Textbook. If you wish to order the package, please contact us at Customer Service or place the order through your bookstore using ISBN 978-1-55402-925-9.

Structured to follow each chapter of Grammar by Diagram, second edition, this workbook includes practice exercises, including cumulative exercises through which students can check their progress at key points, and a “final exam” to test knowledge of the entire text. A summary of concepts for each chapter and a complete answer key are also included.

Comments

“Rejoice! After years of neglect, sentence diagraming can unapologetically return to college courses. Cindy Vitto’s Grammar by Diagram makes this a fruitful return by using diagraming first to lay bare the structural bones of English and then to demonstrate ways in which writers use these components to create effective sentences. Through diagraming, students see that a strong sentence is a purposefully structured unit and not a set of words aimlessly strung together. Thus Grammar by Diagram not only gives students skills for crafting better sentences but also tools for examining language with greater care.” — Candace Barrington, Central Connecticut State University

Introduction

CHAPTER 1 The Eight Parts of Speech
CHAPTER 2 Basic Sentence Patterns for Be and Linking Verbs
CHAPTER 3 Basic Sentence Patterns for Intransitive and Transitive Verbs
CHAPTER 4 Usage Problems Associated with Adjectives and Adverbs

CHECK YOUR PROGRESS Exercise 1A (Chapters 1–4)
CHECK YOUR PROGRESS Exercise 1B (Chapters 1–4)

CHAPTER 5 Compound Structures
CHAPTER 6 Complex Sentences with Noun Clauses
CHAPTER 7 Complex Sentences with Adverb and Relative Clauses

CHECK YOUR PROGRESS Exercise 2A (Chapters 5–7)
CHECK YOUR PROGRESS Exercise 2B (Chapters 5–7)

CHAPTER 8 Usage Problems of Case, Agreement, and Consistency
CHAPTER 9 Verbs
CHAPTER 10 Verbals
CHAPTER 11 Usage Problems Associated with Verbs and Verbals

CHECK YOUR PROGRESS Exercise 3A (Chapters 8–11)
CHECK YOUR PROGRESS Exercise 3B (Chapters 8–11)

CHAPTER 12 Punctuation and Capitalization
CHAPTER 13 Sentence Transformations

CHECK YOUR PROGRESS Exercise 4A (Chapters 12–13)
CHECK YOUR PROGRESS Exercise 4B (Chapters 12–13)
CHECK YOUR PROGRESS Final Check (Chapters 1–13)

Appendix 3 Irregular and Troublesome Verb Forms
Appendix 6 Commonly Confused Words

Answer Key

Cindy L. Vitto is Professor of English at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey.