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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Myers, L.M. (Louis McCorry), 1901-
Guide to American English.
New York, Prentice-Hall, 1955
(OCoLC)607921373
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L M Myers
OCLC Number: 1489053
Description: 433 pages illustrations 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1: On language and thinking --
Seeing through words --
People, language, and things --
Words and meanings --
Several kinds of truth --
Definition, classification, and generalization --
The uses and limitations of logic --
Reports, inferences, and value judgments --
Indirect uses of language --
The development of the language --
Areas of usage --
Part 2: Grammar --
The classes of words --
Nouns --
Pronouns --
Verbs --
Adjectives and adverbs --
Connectives --
Functional shift --
The structure of sentences: the simple sentence --
Compound and complex sentences --
Modifiers --
Relative clauses --
Other subordinate clauses --
Questions, commands and requests, and exclamations --
Non-Sentences and sentence fragments --
Part 3: Problems in writing --
The first paper --
Paper is cheaper than time --
Writing to somebody --
Checking sentence structure --
Outlining and paragraph development --
Building a vocabulary --
Finding a style --
The research paper. Part 4: Index to usage.
Series Title: Prentice-Hall English composition and introduction to literature series.

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