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Grammar and Proofreading Course by Pam Helling

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Index

Abbreviations, 65–66

Adjectives, proper, 63–64

Adverbs, 32–33, 34–35, 38

Agreement, 42–46

Apostrophes, 58

Audience, 4–5, 85

Brackets, 69

Capitalization, 63–64

Clarity, 73–74

Clauses, 31–32

Cliches, 84–85

Collective and plural nouns and pronouns, 46

Collective and plural norms and verbs, 46

College Writing Skills (Langan), 74

Colons, 56, 67

Commas

coordinating conjunction and, 32–33

five rules of 52–55

with quotation marks, 67

Complete predicates, 22

Complete sentence, 31–32

Complete subjects, 22

Compound subjects and predicates, 23

Compound verbs, 23

Concise style, 11–15

editing for, 13–15

wordiness, 14–15

Conjugating verbs, 41–42

Conjunctive adverbs, 32–33, 34–35, 38

Coordinating conjunctions, 38

list of, 33

with commas, 32–33

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