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The hardcover version of the most indispensable writing resource features a new Glossary of grammatical terms; includes a new Foreword by Charles Osgood; and retains the classic principles of English style.

Produktbeschreibung
The hardcover version of the most indispensable writing resource features a new Glossary of grammatical terms; includes a new Foreword by Charles Osgood; and retains the classic principles of English style.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: B&T / PEV
  • 4. Aufl.
  • Seitenzahl: 128
  • Erscheinungstermin: August 1999
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 210mm x 134mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 278g
  • ISBN-13: 9780205313426
  • ISBN-10: 0205313426
  • Artikelnr.: 09810246
Autorenporträt
E. B. White, (1899-1985) in Mount Vernon/New York, nach Studien- und Wanderjahre tätig in den 20er Jahren für den 'New Yorker' mit Veröffentlichungen von Gedichten, Aphorismen und Feuilletons. mitprägte. Der Autor verstarb 1985 in North Brooklin/Maine.
Inhaltsangabe
I. Introduction II. Elementary Rules of Usage 1. Form the possessive singular of nouns by adding 's 2. In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction
use a comma after each term except the last 3. Enclose parenthetic expressions between commans 4. Place a comma before a conjunction introducing a coordinate clause 5. Do not join independent clauses by a comma 6. Do not break sentences in two 7. A participial phrase at the beginning of a sentence must refer to the grammatical subject III. Elementary Principles of Composition 8. Make the paragraph the unit of composition: one paragraph to each topic 9. As a rule
begin each paragraph with a topic sentence; end it in conformity with the beginning 10. Use the active voice 11. Put statements in positive form 12. Use definite
specific
concrete language 13. Omit needless words 14. Avoid a succession of loose sentences 15. Express co-ordinate ideas in similar form 16. Keep related words together 17. In summaries
keep to one tense 18. Place the emphatic words of a sentence at the end IV. A Few Matters of Form V. Words and Expressions Commonly Misused VI. Spelling VII. Exercises on Chapters II and III