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English Composition (Classic Reprint)

English Composition (Classic Reprint)

by John Nichol
     
 

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1. Literary Composition is putting words together in order to convey our thoughts to others. Good composition conveys our thoughts correctly, clearly, and pleasantly, so as to make them readily understood and easily remembered.

To express ourselves well we must first have something to say. If we have not been able to come to any

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Excerpt from English Composition

1. Literary Composition is putting words together in order to convey our thoughts to others. Good composition conveys our thoughts correctly, clearly, and pleasantly, so as to make them readily understood and easily remembered.

To express ourselves well we must first have something to say. If we have not been able to come to any definite conclusion about a subject, we should be silent.

We must next choose the right names for the things or actions of which we are going to speak. This is not always easy, for we are apt to talk loosely of quantities and qualities; to say there are "thousands" when there are only hundreds, to call an event "marvellous" when it is only unusual, or to refer to "ages" when there are only years.

Lastly, we must arrange our words in the right way, so that they shall fit one another and combine to make good sense: just as we must put bricks or stones together properly to make a building stand. All language is a construction; it is the building or binding of words.

2. The term Sentence is applied to every arrangement of words expressing a complete sense, that is, a thought, judgment, or decision.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330115589
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/16/2015
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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