Scientific English: A Guide for Scientists and Other Professionals / Edition 3

Scientific English: A Guide for Scientists and Other Professionals / Edition 3

by Robert A. Day, Nancy Sakaduski
     
 

This entertaining and highly readable book gives anyone writing in the sciences a clear and easy-to-follow guide to the English language.

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This entertaining and highly readable book gives anyone writing in the sciences a clear and easy-to-follow guide to the English language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313391941
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/16/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
661,002
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Principles of Scientific Writing1
Ch. 2Style of Scientific Writing4
Ch. 3The English Language9
Ch. 4Grammar13
Ch. 5Words21
Ch. 6Name Words (Nouns and Pronouns)25
Ch. 7Action Words (Verbs)34
Ch. 8Descriptive Words (Adjectives, Adverbs, and Articles)37
Ch. 9Function Words (Conjunctions, Prepositions, and Interjections)42
Ch. 10Prefixes and Suffixes47
Ch. 11Phrases52
Ch. 12Clauses56
Ch. 13Sentences62
Ch. 14Paragraphs69
Ch. 15Voice, Person, and Tense72
Ch. 16Punctuation76
Ch. 17Redundancies and Jargon96
Ch. 18Abbreviations and Acronyms103
Ch. 19Language Sensitivities107
Appendix 1. Principles of Punctuation Presented Plainly113
Appendix 2. Problem Words and Expressions119
Appendix 3. Words and Expressions to Avoid132
Index139

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