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Precision, a reference handbook for writers

Author: Robert J Gula
Publisher: Lanham : University Press of America, ©1984.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Gula
ISBN: 0819136883 9780819136886
OCLC Number: 10072392
Description: 277 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: On speaking --
The sentence --
Agreement : subject and verb --
Pronouns : agreement, selection, position --
Pronouns : reference --
Pronouns : case --
Pronouns : who, whom --
Adjectives and adverbs --
Comparison --
Placement of modifiers --
Verbs --
Conjunctions and prepositions --
Coordination and balance --
Shifts --
Structuring sentences and paragraphs --
First principles of punctuation : simple and compound sentences --
Punctuation of phrases and clauses --
The comma : miscellaneous uses --
Quotations and quotation marks --
The colon --
The question mark and exclamation point --
The dash --
Parentheses --
Brackets --
Ellipsis marks --
The hyphen --
Italics --
The apostrophe --
Numbers --
Abbreviations --
Capitalization --
Spelling --
Quoting --
Footnotes --
Bibliography --
Manuscript preparation --
Fine points : diction and usage --
Literary terms --
Abbreviations and foreign words --
Grammatical terms.
Responsibility: Robert J. Gula.

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