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Essentials of English

Author: Vincent F Hopper; Cedric Gale; Ronald C Foote; Benjamin W Griffith
Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Covers parts of speech, sentence structure, logic and clarity, and punctuation.
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Genre/Form: Study guides
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent F Hopper; Cedric Gale; Ronald C Foote; Benjamin W Griffith
ISBN: 0764113674 9780764113673
OCLC Number: 43811192
Notes: Originally published: Woodbury, N.Y.: Barron's, 1961.
Includes index.
Description: xv, 240 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The noun --
The pronoun --
The verb --
The adjective and the adverb --
The verbal --
Prepositions and conjunctions --
Sentence connectors --
The interjection --
The subject and the predicate --
Sentence fragments --
The comma fault --
The fused sentence --
Agreement of subject and verb --
Agreement of pronoun and antecedent --
Faulty pronoun reference --
Case --
Dangling modifiers --
Misplaced modifiers --
Split constructions --
Faulty comparison --
Omission of necessary words --
Emphasis --
Consistency --
Variety --
Terminal punctuation --
The comma --
Misuse of the comma --
The semicolon --
The colon --
The dash --
The hyphen --
The apostrophe --
Parentheses and brackets --
Quotations and quotation marks --
Italics --
The paragraph defined --
Select and adapt a subject with care --
Determine your fundamental purpose in writing --
Gather and record your material --
Make a plan of your writing --
Write the essay from the plan --
Begin and end the paper properly --
Adopt an appropriate mood, tone, and manner --
Avoid wordiness --
In descriptive writing use a principle of organization --
In persuasive writing use logical arguments and avoid fallacies --
Writing about literature --
Writing a résumé --
Preparing a manuscript.
Other Titles: Essentials of effective writing
Responsibility: Vincent F. Hopper, Cedric Gale, Ronald C. Foote ; revised by Benjamin W. Griffith.
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