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The rules of the game : a guide to writing in standard English

Author: Philip J Skerry
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book analyzes the characteristics of Standard Written American English sentences.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip J Skerry
ISBN: 9781475852967 1475852967 9781475852974 1475852975
OCLC Number: 1104465279
Description: xi, 113 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: What is Standard Written American English (SWAE)?Introduction: Why Writers Have Difficulty with SWAE.Part IChapter One: The Acronym SWAEChapter Two: Two Major Characteristics of SWAEChapter Three: Elements of SWAE: The ClauseChapter Four: Elements of SWAE: The PhraseChapter Five: Classifying ClausesChapter Six: The Flexible ClauseChapter Seven: Verbal PhrasesChapter Eight: Sentence PatternsChapter Nine: Additional Clause PatternsChapter Ten: The Flexible PhrasePart IIChapter Eleven: The Big ThreeChapter Twelve: Agreement I: Subjects and VerbsChapter Thirteen: Agreement II: PronounsChapter Fourteen: Additional Pronoun ProblemsChapter Fifteen: ModificationChapter Sixteen: PunctuationChapter Seventeen: "Form is the Shape of Content"Epilogue: Consummatum EstNotesBibliographyAuthor Biography
Responsibility: Philip J. Skerry.

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