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Chapter 1: Writing Basics - What Makes a Good Sentence?

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    • 1.1: Sentence Writing
      Writing in complete sentences is one way to ensure that you communicate well. This section covers how to recognize and write basic sentence structures and how to avoid some common writing errors.
    • 1.2: Subject-Verb Agreement
      Grammatical mistakes in your writing or even in speaking make a negative impression on coworkers, clients, and potential employers. Subject-verb agreement is one of the most common errors that people make. Having a solid understanding of this concept is critical when making a good impression, and it will help ensure that your ideas are communicated clearly.
    • 1.3: Verb Tense
      It is important to use the proper verb tense. Otherwise, your listener might judge you harshly. Mistakes in tense often leave a listener or reader with a negative impression.
    • 1.4: Capitalization
      Knowing the basic rules of capitalization and using capitalization correctly gives the reader the impression that you choose your words carefully and care about the ideas you are conveying.
    • 1.5: Adjectives and Adverbs
      Pronouns help a writer avoid constant repetition. Knowing just how pronouns work is an important aspect of clear and concise writing.
    • 1.6: Adjectives and Adverbs
      Adjectives and adverbs are descriptive words that bring your writing to life.
    • 1.7: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
      A writer’s goal must always be to communicate clearly and to avoid distracting the reader with strange sentences or awkward sentence constructions. The good news is that these errors can be easily overcome by mastering modifiers.
    • 1.8: Writing Basics- End-of-Chapter Exercises