• Language Arts & Disciplines

Grammatically Correct


Author: Anne Stilman
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582973319
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
View: 8887
Grammatically Correct is your essential guide to proper punctuation, spelling, style, usage and grammar! &break;&break;Don't rely on a generic spell or grammar check when the correct answers to your specific questions are as close as this guide! Easy to use and comprehensive in coverage, Grammatically Correct offers practical instruction, examples, and exercises that show how incorrect usage can alter your meaning. Appendices and glossaries for quick look-ups are included. With this convenient little reference, you'll save time, develop a smooth style, and present your writing in a professional way - every time!

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That or Which, and Why

A Usage Guide for Thoughtful Writers and Editors
Author: Evan Jenkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135868654
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 184
View: 9847
That or Which, and Why is an insightful and witty guide to writing. Based on Evan Jenkins's long-running column 'Language Corner' in Columbia Journalism Review, the book is compiled of brief, alphabetically arranged entries on approximately 200 major writing stumbling blocks, from the wonderful world of 'that' and 'which' to trickier terrain like the correct usage of common idiomatic expressions. Working from his experiences as a newsroom editor and teacher, Jenkins' humorous tone puts the reader at ease, unlike many of the writing and usage guides out there that are off-putting in their rigidity and dogmatism. He takes the 'we're-all-in-this-together' approach to teaching better writing - maintaining a light tone throughout the book and emphasizing flexibility and easy-to-use guidelines rather than delivering orders from Grammar-on-high.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Grammatically Correct

The Essential Guide to Spelling, Style, Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation
Author: Anne Stilman
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1599631733
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 354
View: 7976
With tips and exercises, this essential reference will help whether you’re writing a memo or a literary masterpiece. If the purpose of a piece of writing is to convey facts, findings, or instructions, it need be read only once for its content to be clear. If its purpose is to entertain or to provoke thought, it makes readers want to come back for more. But no matter what kind of writing it is, a confident grasp of grammar is crucial for making it work better. Revised and updated, this guide covers four essential aspects of good writing: * Individual words: spelling variations, hyphenation, frequently confused homonyms, frequently misused words and phrases, irregular plurals and negatives, and uses of capitalization and type style to add special meanings * Punctuation: the role of each mark in achieving clarity and affecting tone, and demonstration of how misuses can lead to ambiguity * Syntax and structure: agreement of subject and verb, parallel construction, modifiers, tenses, pronouns, active versus passive voice, and more * Style: advice on the less hard-and-fast areas of clarity and tone, including sentence length and order, conciseness, simplification, reading level, jargon and cliches, and subtlety With self-test exercises and whimsical literary quotations, Grammatically Correct steers clear of academic stuffiness, focusing on practical strategies and intuitive explanations. The book provides examples to show what ambiguities or misinterpretations might result if rules are not followed, and in cases where there is more than one acceptable way to do something, the approach is not to prescribe one over another but simply to describe the options. Readers of this book will never break the rules of language again—at least not intentionally.

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Garner's Modern American Usage


Author: Bryan Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019987462X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1008
View: 3045
Since first appearing in 1998, Garner's Modern American Usage has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on troublesome words and phrases, GMAU authoritatively shows how to avoid the countless pitfalls that await unwary writers and speakers whether the issues relate to grammar, punctuation, word choice, or pronunciation. An exciting new feature of this third edition is Garner's Language-Change Index, which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from nonacceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistent standard throughout. GMAU is the first usage guide ever to incorporate such a language-change index. The judgments are based both on Garner's own original research in linguistic corpora and on his analysis of hundreds of earlier studies. Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved. Bryan A. Garner is a writer, grammarian, lexicographer, teacher, and lawyer. He has written professionally about English usage for more than 28 years, and his work has achieved widespread renown. David Foster Wallace proclaimed that Bryan Garner is a genius and William Safire called the book excellent. In fact, due to the strength of his work on GMAU, Garner was the grammarian asked to write the grammar-and-usage chapter for the venerable Chicago Manual of Style. His advice on language matters is second to none.

    • Fiction

The Magic of Fiction

Crafting Words Into Story: The Writer's Guide to Writing & Editing
Author: Beth Hill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997177008
Category: Fiction
Page: 606
View: 5891
Writing a novel can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. No matter where you are with your writing project--beginning the first draft, rewriting the fifth draft, or editing the final draft--help is available. The Magic of Fiction is a comprehensive guide for crafting fiction. It's the perfect resource for writers planning to self-publish, authors looking for an edge for manuscript submissions, and editors looking for a handbook on craft. Students and educators will also benefit, with details about the crafts of writing and editing available in a single book.Whether you intend to self-publish or submit your manuscript to agents or publishers, use The Magic of Fiction to master the ins and outs of writing and revision, create stronger early drafts, and edit your own stories.This guide addresses all aspects of editing and writing, from the mechanics to story issues to style concerns. In it you'll find--~ A comprehensive editing checklist~ Fixes for common writing mistakes~ Specifics for punctuation in dialogue~ Tips for putting setting to work for your fiction~ Suggestions for editing for the reader~ Help for writing to genre conventions~ Tips for word choices~ A guide for editing approaches and much more.Every fiction writer should be equipped to not only write well, but to rewrite and edit. There are books designed to help you write a novel, books to help you revise, and books to help you with the nitty-gritty of punctuation and grammar. The Magic of Fiction brings all those elements together in a single easy-to-digest resource for the writer looking for an edge in today's literary marketplace.The format of The Magic of Fiction helps you focus on what you need when you need it. Chapters provide detailed discussions of topics and end with "quick lists" to help you get straight to work on your own stories.Written by freelance fiction editor Beth Hill, The Magic of Fiction will help you produce high-quality fiction that will earn attention for all the right reasons.


    • Psychology

Writing with Clarity and Style

A Guide to Rhetorical Devices for Contemporary Writers
Author: Robert A. Harris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351361856
Category: Psychology
Page: 220
View: 7467
Writing with Clarity and Style, 2nd Edition, will help you to improve your writing dramatically. The book shows you how to use dozens of classical rhetorical devices to bring power, clarity, and effectiveness to your writing. You will also learn about writing styles, authorial personas, and sentence syntax as tools to make your writing interesting and persuasive. If you want to improve the appeal and persuasion of your speeches, this is also the book for you. From strategic techniques for keeping your readers engaged as you change focus, down to the choice of just the right words and phrases for maximum impact, this book will help you develop a flexible, adaptable style for all the audiences you need to address. Each chapter now includes these sections: Style Check, discussing many elements of style, including some enhanced and revised sections Define Your Terms, asking students to use their own words and examples in their definitions. It’s in the Cloud, directing students to the Web to locate and respond to various rhetorically focused items, including biographies and speeches. Salt and Pepper, spicing up the study of rhetoric by stretching students’ thinking about how their writing can be improved, sometimes by attending to details such as punctuation, and sometimes by exploring the use of unusual techniques such as stylistic fragments. Review Questions, providing an end-of-chapter quiz to help cement the chapter ideas in long-term memory. Questions for Thought and Discussion, a set of questions designed for either in-class discussion or personal response. New to the Second Edition Additional examples of each device, including from world personalities and the captains of industry More and longer exercises, with a range of difficulty Advice from classical rhetoricians including Aristotle, Horace, Longinus, Cicero, and Quintilian.

    • Reference

Random House Webster's Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation


Author: Random House
Publisher: Random House Reference &
ISBN: 0375722769
Category: Reference
Page: 365
View: 8103
Provides clear and concise explanations of English grammar, including a review of common grammatical and stylistic errors, a list of commonly misspelled words, and guidelines for punctuation and capitalization.

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Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation


Author: John Seely
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019966918X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 208
View: 5342
Including examples of real usage, this handy volume provides clear information about grammar and punctuation that we need on a day-to-day basis in over 300 entries.Revised and updated, The Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation offers accessible and coherent explanations across a broad range of topics, and is the first port of call for any reader seeking clear, authoritative help with grammar and punctuation. Both easy to use andcomprehensive, it is an essential tool for writing at home, in the office, at school, and at college.

    • Reference

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style


Author: Laurie Rozakis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592571154
Category: Reference
Page: 404
View: 1755
Provides information on grammatical rules and how to use them, with advice on adding variety to writing, and examples of the right and wrong way to say things.

    • Business & Economics

The Elements of Business Writing


Author: Gary Blake
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780020080954
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 140
View: 8273
Anyone who has ever had to write any business document, from interoffice memo to fifty-page proposal, will find this the single most effective tool for producing clear, concise, and persuasive prose. Equally useful to executives and support staff, it shows how to write clearly and powerfully, organize material and avoid errors and jargon.

    • Education

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes
Author: Jane Straus,Lester Kaufman,Tom Stern
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118790324
Category: Education
Page: 224
View: 6479
A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Practical Grammar

A Canadian Writer's Resource
Author: Maxine Ruvinsky
Publisher: OUP Canada
ISBN: 9780199002306
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 272
View: 8277
Practical Grammar: A Canadian Writer's Resource offers students of all levels and disciplines a succinct and comprehensive overview of the basics of English grammar.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The elements of grammar

the essential guide to refining and improving grammar
Author: Margaret D. Shertzer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780760726013
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 168
View: 5767

    • Foreign Language Study

Essential Korean Grammar

Your Essential Guide to Speaking and Writing Korean Fluently!
Author: Laura Kingdon
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462917755
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 384
View: 6596
Do you want your Korean language skills to shine? Then Essential Korean Grammar offers exactly what you need to finally understand and express which grammar option is best. Having a solid understanding of grammar is essential to effectively learn Korean. Essential Korean Grammar gives you excellent examples that lay out the best grammar options for communicating, and when to use each option. The grammar items are cleverly rated so you can determine what's most useful for you to study, based on your Korean knowledge level and your plans. There is a star rating system, from 5 stars ("critical"; with these under your belt you can communicate almost everything you need to say) to 1 star (don't worry about this unless there's some reason you need to know it—for example, the TOPIK exam). Essential Korean Grammar is a toolbox to help you form correct and natural-sounding sentences, and determine which grammar you need for reading or writing Korean. It details: How to combine grammar points with each type of word. How it is similar to and different from related grammar points. Commonly used expressions. Things for learners to watch out for. The example sentences for each grammar point use simple vocabulary that even a beginner will know. A perfect supplement to any Korean language textbook!

    • English language

The Elements of Style


Author: William Strunk
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 43
View: 1323

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handy English Grammar Answer Book


Author: Christine A. Hult
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578595711
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 432
View: 3284
Whether it’s for a professional document, a school paper, an Internet blog, or something more personal, effective communication depends on clear, concise, and grammatically correct writing. Punctuation, spelling, and grammar rules can trip up anyone, while organization and word choice can make writing memorable—or banal. The Handy English Grammar Answer Book is an engaging guide to writing with clarity for all occasions. It offers fundamental principles, grammar rules, and punctuation advice, as well as insights on writing for different occasions and audiences. From a brief history of the English language to the deconstruction—and explanation—of the different parts of a sentence, and from showing how to punctuate correctly to how to organize a well-argued essay, this easy-to-use reference answers nearly 500 questions and offers fun facts on the English language and its usage, including How did English become a language spoken worldwide? What is a sentence fragment? When do I use “that” versus “which”? How do I use materials ethically on my own websites? How do I write an outline? Several appendices, including model papers and sample writing for every occasion, a glossary of commonly used terms, a bibliography, and an index add to the book's usefulness.

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Figures of Speech

60 Ways To Turn A Phrase
Author: Arthur Quinn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136784985
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 112
View: 9044
Writing is not like chemical engineering. The figures of speech should not be learned the same way as the periodic table of elements. This is because figures of speech are not about hypothetical structures in things, but about real potentialities within language and within ourselves. The "figurings" of speech reveal the apparently limitless plasticity of language itself. We are inescapably confronted with the intoxicating possibility that we can make language do for us almost anything we want. Or at least a Shakespeare can. The figures of speech help to see how he does it, and how we might. Therefore, in the chapters presented in this volume, the quotations from Shakespeare, the Bible, and other sources are not presented to exemplify the definitions. Rather, the definitions are presented to lead to the quotations. And the quotations are there to show us how to do with language what we have not done before. They are there for imitation.

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The Grammar Bible

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Grammar But Didn't Know Whom to Ask
Author: Michael Strumpf,Auriel Douglas
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805075601
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 489
View: 9266
For more than a quarter of a century, as the creator and proprietor of the National Grammar Hot Line, Michael Strumpf helped thousands of callers from every corner of the globe tackle the thorniest issues of English grammar. In The Grammar Bible, he answers the most common, the most insightful, and the funniest questions asked of him by students, editors, lawyers, doctors, and writers of all stripes. Professor Strumpf's unique question-and-answer sections follow concise but thorough explanations of the various elements of good grammar, from parts of speech to types of sentences; together, they comprise the ideal primer on speech and writing, showing readers how to express themselves more impressively. Whether you need a comprehensive review of the subjunctive mood or simply want to know which form of a verb to use, The Grammar Bible is a practical handbook that will enlighten, educate, and entertain you.

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The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation


Author: Bryan A. Garner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780226188850
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 552
View: 5380
Few people today can write with the same authority on the English language as Bryan A. Garner. In this comprehensive work, he expands his popular and much-consulted chapter from the Chicago Manual of Style to cover not only grammar and usage but also syntax, word formation, and punctuation. The book offers advice and explanations for what constitutes standard literary Englishthe forms that mark writers and speakers as educated users of the languagealong with some historical context for understanding the development of these forms. Special features include a discussion of how the canonical parts of speech came to be identified, coverage of both traditional sentence diagramming and contemporary transformational grammar, and several dozen Google Ngrams illustrating how the usage of specific terms has evolved over the centuries of printed English books. The book concludes with an exhaustive glossary of grammatical terms and a bibliography of suggested readings. It is a magisterial work, the culmination of Garner s several decades of study of the English language."