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Grammar and Proofreading Course by Pam Helling

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3Grammar Basics: Words and Sentences

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

• List the eight uses of words in sentences.

• Name the two basic parts of the sentence.

• Correct sentence fragments.

• List the four main exceptions to the rules governing sentence fragments

OUR APPROACH TO GRAMMAR

What is grammar? Is it complex phraseology that is difficult to recall and even harder to apply? Here we will demystify some basic grammatical concepts, so that you begin to know what you need to know to write clearly.

Some of what is presented here may seem obvious. Some of it may be difficult to understand immediately. Nonetheless, ...

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