Curious Case Of The Misplaced Modifier

Curious Case Of The Misplaced Modifier

by Bonnie Trenga
     
 

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The Seven Writing Mysteries that Really Matter

Most people think that good grammar leads to good writing. But the truth is that while good writing may be technically correct, it's also strong, concise, and specific.

This guide identifies the seven writing weaknesses that editors everywhere must fix again and again; in fact, almost all of an editor's

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The Seven Writing Mysteries that Really Matter

Most people think that good grammar leads to good writing. But the truth is that while good writing may be technically correct, it's also strong, concise, and specific.

This guide identifies the seven writing weaknesses that editors everywhere must fix again and again; in fact, almost all of an editor's corrections on any piece of writing will come from the material covered in this book's lessons. In an engaging solve-the-mystery format, you'll solve these cases:

  • The Tantalizing Tale of Passive Voice
  • The Peculiar Puzzle of the Vague -ing Word
  • The Confusing Caper Concerning the Super-Long Sentence

You don't have to wade through hundreds of pages of dry grammar references to improve your writing. Rather than memorize the picky details that very few people care about, learn what really leads to good writing in this easy-to-use and friendly book.

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Midwest Book Review
One can have the best grammar in the world, but if the writing is still horrible, it's going to be very technically sound horrible writing. "The Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier: How to Solve the Mysteries of Weak Writing" looks at all the causes of bad writing and how to repair them and revise them. Touching on passive voice, abuse of the suffix -ing, run on sentences, and many other common accidents of writers, "The Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier: How to Solve the Mysteries of Weak Writing" is an essential guide for novice writers with its unique and entertaining approach to improve themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582975610
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
04/03/2008
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
731,804
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.49(d)

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Mignon Fogarty
"A cute little grammar book that uses a solve-the-mystery format to make writing rules fun."--(Mignon Fogarty, host of the award-winning Grammar Girl podcast)

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