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Overview

This book is a desk reference and quick guide to grammar. Media Writer's Handbook contains simple explanations, practical examples, and helpful suggestions. From language discrimination to wordiness, this book helps you avoid writing and editing errors.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Building Sentences 1
1 25 Ways to Improve Writing Immediately 2
2 Nouns 14
3 Pronouns 22
4 Noun-Pronoun Agreement 39
5 Verbs and Verbals 43
6 Subject-Verb Agreement 62
7 Adjectives 73
8 Adverbs 76
9 Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs 81
10 Prepositions 84
11 Conjunctions 90
12 Interjections 95
13 Sentences and Syntax 96
Pt. II Punctuating 105
14 Periods 106
15 Question Marks 109
16 Exclamation Marks 111
17 Commas 112
18 Semicolons 121
19 Colons and Dashes 124
20 Parentheses and Brackets 128
21 Slashes and Hyphens 131
22 Apostrophes 137
23 Quotation Marks 140
24 Sensitivity in Language 147
Reference 1: Words Frequently Confused 153
Reference 2: Words Frequently Misspelled 228
Reference 3: Irregular Verbs 233
Reference 4: Wordiness and Trite Expressions 237
Reference 5: When to Use a hyphen, One Word, or Two Words 244
Index 249
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2000

    A must-have for all who rely on writing skills

    This is an invaluable reference book for students and professionals interested in improving basic writing skills. It is useful in assisting individuals with producing easy-to-read documents and avoiding embarrassing errors.

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