Launchpad Solo LaunchPad Solo for Foundations First with Readings (Six Month Access)
Fifth Edition   ©2015

LaunchPad Solo for Foundations First with Readings (Six Month Access)

Sentences and Paragraphs

Laurie G. Kirszner (University of the Sciences (Emeritus)) , Stephen R. Mandell (Drexel University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-8491-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-8491-3; Format: LaunchPad Solo

LearningCurve Activities

Active and Passive Voice
Coordination and Subordination
Multilingual—Articles and Types of Nouns
Multilingual—Sentence Structure
Parts of Speech—Nouns and Pronouns
Parts of Speech—Verbs, Adjectives, and Adverbs
Parts of Speech --Prepositions and Conjunctions
Subject-Verb Agreement
Topic Sentences and Supporting Details
Topics and Main Ideas
Patterns of Organization
Verb Tenses
Word Choice and Appropriate Language

Additional Grammar Exercises

Chapter 14: Writing Simples Sentences
Identifying Subjects
Recognizing Singular and Plural Subjects
Identifying Prepositions
Identifying Action Verbs
Identifying Linking Verbs
Identifying Helping Verbs

Chapter 15: Writing Compound Sentences
Using Coordinating Conjunctions
Using Semicolons
Using Transitional Words and Phrases

Chapter 16: Writing Complex Sentences
Using Subordinating Conjunctions
Punctuating with Subordinating Conjunctions
Using Relative Pronouns

Chapter 17: Fine-Tuning Your Sentences
Using Concise Language
Avoiding Cliches

Chapter 18: Using Parallelism
Recognizing Parallel Structure
Using Parallel Structure

Chapter 19: Run-Ons
Recognizing Run-Ons
Correcting Run-Ons

Chapter 20: Fragments
Recognizing Fragments
Incomplete Verb-Fragments

Chapter 21: Subject-Verb Agreement
Understanding Subject-Verb Agreement
Be, Have, and Do
Compound Subjects
Phrases between Subject and Verb
Indefinite Pronoun Subjects
Verbs Before Subjects

Chapter 22: Illogical Shifts
Shifts in Tense
Shifts in Person
Shifts in Voice

Chapter 23: Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
Identifying Dangling Modifiers
Identifying Misplaced Modifiers

Chapter 24: Verbs: Past Tense
Regular Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Problem Verbs: Be
Problem Verbs: Can/Could; Will/Would

Chapter 25: Verbs: Past Participles
Regular Past Participles
Irregular Past Participles
The Past and Present Perfect Tense
The Past and Past Perfect Tenses
Using the Present Perfect and Past Perfect Tenses
Past Participles as Adjectives

Chapter 26: Nouns
Forming Plural Nouns

Chapter 27: Pronouns
Identifying Pronoun Antecedents
Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
Pronoun Antecedent Agreement with Compound Antecedents
Pronoun Antecedent Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns
Pronoun Case
Special Problems with Pronoun Case: Compounds
Special Problems with Pronoun Case: Comparisons
Special Problems with Pronoun Case: Who or Whom
Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns

Chapter 28: Adjectives and Adverbs
Identifying Adjectives and Adverbs
Good and Well
Comparatives and Superlatives
The Comparative and Superlative of Good/Well and Bad/Badly
Demonstrative Adjectives

Chapter 29: Grammar and Usage Issues for ESL Students
Special Problems with Subjects
Count and Noncount Nouns
Determiners with Count and Noncount Nouns
Stative Verbs
Prepositions in Phrasal Verbs

Chapter 30: Using Commas
Commas in a Series
Commas with Introductory Elements
Commas with Transitional Elements
Commas with Appositives
Commas with Nonrestrictive Clauses
Commas in Compound and Complex Sentences
Commas in Dates and Addresses

Chapter 31: Using Apostrophes
Apostrophes in Contractions
Incorrect Use of Apostrophes

Chapter 32: Using Other Punctuation Marks
Semicolons, Colons, Dashes, and Parentheses

Chapter 33: Understanding Mechanics
Capitalizing Proper Nouns
Punctuating Quotations
Setting Off Titles

Chapter 34: Understanding Spelling
ie and ei

Chapter 35: Learning Commonly Confused Words
Learning Commonly Confused Words