Grammatically Correct: The Essential Guide to Spelling, by Anne Stilman

By Anne Stilman

How does reliable writing stand out?

If its objective is to show proof, findings, or directions, it want be learn just once for its content material to be transparent. If its objective is to entertain or to impress proposal, it makes readers are looking to come again for more.

Revised and up-to-date, this advisor covers 4 crucial facets of excellent writing:

  • Individual words - spelling adaptations, hyphenation, often pressured homonyms, usually misused phrases and words, abnormal plurals and negatives, and makes use of of capitalization and sort type so as to add particular meanings
  • Punctuation - the position of every mark in attaining readability and affecting tone, and demonstration of the way misuses can result in ambiguity
  • Syntax and structure - contract of topic and verb, parallel development, modifiers, tenses, pronouns, lively as opposed to passive voice, and more
  • Style - recommendation at the much less hard-and-fast components of readability and tone, together with sentence size and order, conciseness, simplification, studying point, jargon and clichés, and subtlety
  • Filled with self-test routines and kooky literary quotations, Grammatically Correct steers away from educational stuffiness, focusing as an alternative on useful suggestions and intuitive explanations.

    Discussions are designed to get to the guts of an idea and supply a enough feel of whilst and the way to exploit it, besides examples that exhibit what ambiguities or misinterpretations may perhaps outcome if the foundations will not be undefined. In instances the place there's a couple of appropriate option to do whatever, the technique isn't really to prescribe one over one other yet just to describe the options.

    Readers of this ebook won't ever holiday the principles of language back - unintentionally.

Show description

Read Online or Download Grammatically Correct: The Essential Guide to Spelling, Style, Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation PDF

Similar grammar books

Frases en alemán para Dummies (Spanish Edition)

¿Estás viajando por Alemania y no hablas alemán? ¿Hiciste un cursillo de verano pero lo tienes muy oxidado? ¿Te estás planteando irte una temporadita a Suiza a buscar trabajo? ¡No te preocupes! Este pequeño y práctico libro de frases te será muy útil, tanto si eres turista, estudiante o una personality de negocios, porque te permitirá hablar alemán antes de que te des cuenta.

Distributed Morphology Today: Morphemes for Morris Halle (MIT Press)

This assortment bargains a photo of present study in dispensed Morphology, highlighting the lasting impression of Morris Halle, a pioneer in generative linguistics. disbursed Morphology, which integrates the morphological with the syntactic, originated in Halle's paintings. those essays, written to mark his ninetieth birthday, make unique theoretical contributions to the sphere and emphasize Halle's foundational contributions to the learn of morphology.

Essential Korean Grammar: Your Essential Guide to Speaking and Writing Korean Fluently!

Do you need your Korean language talents to polish? Then crucial Korean Grammar bargains precisely what you must eventually comprehend and exhibit which grammar choice is better. Having a superior knowing of grammar is vital to successfully research Korean. crucial Korean Grammar grants very good examples that lay out the easiest grammar concepts for speaking, and whilst to exploit every one choice.

A Grammar of Teiwa (Mouton Grammar Library [MGL])

Teiwa is a non-Austronesian ('Papuan') language spoken at the island of Pantar, in jap Indonesia, situated simply north of Timor island. It has approx. 4,000 audio system and is extremely endangered. whereas the non-Austronesian languages of the Alor-Pantar archipelago are essentially relating to one another, as indicated via the numerous obvious cognates and the very comparable pronominal paradigms stumbled on around the staff, their genetic dating to different Papuan languages is still arguable.

Additional resources for Grammatically Correct: The Essential Guide to Spelling, Style, Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.32 of 5 – based on 41 votes