Errors in English and Ways to Correct Them

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Errors in English is both an at-a-glance reference and a step-by-step guide for language skill development. Inside you'll find:
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  • A simple approach to sentence structure
  • Guidelines on punctuation, abbreviations, and word usage
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Overview

Errors in English is both an at-a-glance reference and a step-by-step guide for language skill development. Inside you'll find:
  • Clean, up-to-date langauge rules
  • A simple approach to sentence structure
  • Guidelines on punctuation, abbreviations, and word usage
  • Solutions to common spelling problems
  • Proofreader's marks

You'll find the answers to all your language needs in the bold, easy-to-follow format of Errors in English and Ways to Correct Them.

This quick, easy-to-use guide is designed to solve the most common problems found in speaking and writing. From dangling particples to run-on sentences, the everyday mistakes of usage and grammar can be corrected with ease and confidence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780389002390
  • Publication date: 1/1/1970
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 403

Meet the Author

Harry Shaw is well known as an editor, writer, lecturer, and teacher. For a number of years he was director of the Workshops in Composition at New York University and teacher of classes in advanced writing at Columbia, at both of which institutions he has done graduate work. He has worked with large groups of writers in the Washington Square Writing Center at NYU and has been a lecturer in writers' conferences at Indiana University and the University of Utah and lecturer in, and director of, the Writers' Conference in the Rocky Mountains sponsored by the University of Colorado. In 1969, Mr. Shaw was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by Davidson College, his alma mater.

He has been managing editor and editorial director of Look, editor at Harper and Brothers, senior editor and vice-president Of E. P Dutton and Co., editor-in-chief of Henry Holt & Co., and director of publications for Barnes & Noble, Inc.; and also an editor at W. W. Norton & Co., Inc. He has contributed widely to many popular and scholarly national magazines and is the author or co-author of a number of books in the fields of English composition and literature, among them Punctuate It Right! and Errors in English and Ways to Correct Them.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Pt. I Ways to Avoid Making Errors 1
1 Understand What Writing Is 3
2 Preplan Everything You Write 8
3 Revise Everything You Write 13
4 Proofread Everything You Write 23
Pt. II Guides to Correct Usage 27
5 Guide to Grammar and Grammatical Usage 29
6 Guide to Correct Word Usage 87
7 Guide to Correct Sentence Structure 148
8 Guide to Correct Punctuation and Mechanics 183
9 Guide to Correct Spelling 233
Index 299
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2010

    Perfect Reference Book

    I discovered this book when I was with my husband on a job site. The man is a writer for an investment newspaper and he had this book on his shelf. I was immedately mesmerized because it is such a comprehensive book in such a little package.

    It answers those nagging little questions (when to use "I" and "me," for example, and much more). So I got one for me - one for my mom (she's a retired English teacher and she loves this book - and one for my daughter (she's in high school).

    Love when you can have an easy to understand book!

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