Simon & Schuster Handbk Writer&coll Dict Pk

Simon & Schuster Handbk Writer&coll Dict Pk

by Lynn Quitman Troyka, Douglas Hesse
     
 

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If you sometimes feel a bit unsure as you write, try using the QUICK FIND ROADMAP to get you back on track to effective writing. The roadmap reflects some of the most common writing errors that frustrate writers.  To find the information you need, choose the

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Quick Find Road Map

 

If you sometimes feel a bit unsure as you write, try using the QUICK FIND ROADMAP to get you back on track to effective writing. The roadmap reflects some of the most common writing errors that frustrate writers.  To find the information you need, choose the item that best describes the issue you are facing and then turn to the pages referenced.

 

WORDS AND SENTENCES

Write complete sentences instead of fragments.

Join independent clauses correctly by avoiding comma splices and run-ons.

Match grammatical forms within sentences to avoid shifts and keep sentences clear.

Make sentences with introductory phrases and with modifiers clear.

Know when to use its or it's.

 

GRAMMAR

Match subjects and verbs in number and person.

Match pronouns to the word or words they refer to.

Use correct verb endings.

Choose verbs that correctly express time in tense and form.

Describe relationships with the correct prepositions for time and place.

 

PUNCTUATION

Use commas after introductoryelements.

Use commas in compound sentences.

Use commas to set off nonrestrictive elements.

Do not use commas to set off restrictive elements.

Use commas with a series of three or more elements that share the same grammatical form.

Use apostrophes correctly.

 

STYLE AND WORD CHOICE

Choose the best words for your meaning.

Make your writing to the point and concise.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
This edition (first,1987) comprehensively covers topics ranging from an introduction to the essay-writing process to the rules of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; effective sentences; and using English as a second language. Ample use is made of examples and visual aids and the text is usefully subdivided, making it a fine reference. 5.5x8.5". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131754539
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
Student
Product dimensions:
6.59(w) x 8.47(h) x 2.60(d)

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