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English Brushup

English Brushup

Grade Levels: 13
By John Langan and Janet M. Goldstein
Copyright: 2015
Publication Date: January 24, 2014
MHID: 0073513601
ISBN 13: 9780073513607

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New Features

Part II Practice items have been added throughout

Practice materials and tests have been freshened throughout the book.

Key Features

Three-Part Format (structured organization)

Self-Teaching Approach in Part I

Annotated Instructor's Edition

Manageable Size/Cost

Online Learning Center (OLC)

English Brushup

To the Instructor


Why Brush Up Your English?

How English Brushup Works

An Introduction to Grammar: The Parts of Speech

Part One: Sixteen Basic Skills

1 Subjects and Verbs

2 More about Verbs

3 Subject-Verb Agreement

4 Sentence Types

5 Fragments

6 Run-Ons and Comma Splices

7 Pronouns

8 Comma

9 Apostrophe

10 Quotation Marks

11 Other Punctuation Marks

12 Capital Letters

13 Homonyms

14 Word Choice

15 Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

16 Parallelism

Part Two: Extending the Skills

17 Paper Form

18 Spelling

19 Pronoun Types

20 Adjectives and Adverbs

21 Numbers and Abbreviations

22 Usage

23 Mixed Constructions

24 More about Subjects and Verbs

25 Even More about Verbs

26 More about Subject-Verb Agreement

27 More about Run-Ons and Comma Splices

28 More about the Comma

29 More about the Apostrophe

30 More about Quotation Marks

31 More about Punctuation Marks

32 More about Capital Letters

33 More about Homonyms

34 More about Word Choice

Part Three: Applying the Skills

Combined Mastery Tests

Editing Tests

Limited Answer Key


Correction Symbols Inside front cover

Spelling List Inside back cover

About the Author

John Langan

John Langan has taught reading and writing at Atlantic Cape Community College near Atlantic City, New Jersey, for more than twenty-five years. The author of a popular series of college textbooks on both writing and reading, John enjoys the challenge of developing materials that teach skills in an especially clear and lively way. Before teaching, he earned advanced degrees in writing at Rutgers University and in reading at Rowan University. He also spent a year writing fiction that, he says, is now at the back of a drawer waiting to be discovered and acclaimed posthumously. While in school, he supported himself by working as a truck driver, a machinist, a battery assembler, a hospital attendant, and an apple packer. John now lives with his wife, Judith Nadell, near Philadelphia. In addition to his wife and Philly sports teams, his passions include reading and turning on nonreaders to the pleasure and power of books. Through Townsend Press, his educational publishing company, he has developed the nonprofit Townsend Library, a collection of more than a hundred new and classic stories.

Janet M. Goldstein