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Kessler and McDonald's WHEN WORDS COLLIDE is praised by students for its straightforward and clear-almost conversational-presentation of grammar. This versatile grammar and usage handbook will work for you as a beginning student and as you continue as a media writer. It provides concise, clear explanations and examples, as well as quick and accurate answers to grammar or usage questions. The unique 'from writer to writer' perspective guides you through the writing process.
Preface. Part 1: Understanding Grammar and Style. 1. grmr: CWOT? 2. Ten Little Secrets Ten Big Mistakes. 3. Parts of Speech, Part 1: The verb is THE word. 4. Parts of Speech, Part 2: completing the picture. 5. The Sentence. 6. Agreement: The Search for Harmony and Order. 7. Case: It's All About Relationships. 8. Punctuation: Graceful Movements, Confident Stops. 9. Spelling. 10. Clarity, Conciseness, Coherence. 11. Style. 12. Sense and Sensitivity. Part 2: Topical Guide to Grammar and Word Use.
Posted February 29, 2012
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