Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Ling 131 Grammar/Writing Level 3 (intermediate)

Introduction to cause/effect and argumentation as rhetorical styles; practice narrowing a topic, developing more effective introductions and conclusions; use of transitions to subordinate/coordinate ideas. Emphasis on essay writing. Expanded use of gerunds and infinitives, modal auxiliaries, and adverbial clauses. Introduction to past perfect and future perfect tenses, subordinate clauses, parallel structure, and relative clauses.


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