Accepted writing style conventions change very slowly, but they do change. That is all the more reason why this favorite reference book for students, writers, and educators requires periodic updating. In this new edition, the authors review the fundamentals of correct sentence structure, then present twenty basic sentence patterns that encompass virtually every effective way of writing simple, compound, and complex sentences. They give advice on ways to vary rhythm and sentence patterns to produce a more interesting writing style. Example sentences as well as brief essays by recognized writers are presented and analyzed. This brand-new edition, updated with many contemporary examples of fine writing style, will inspire both students and seasoned writers to make their own essays sing.
|Publisher:||Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The examples are excellent and vary, allowing comprehension even if you are only vaguely familiar with the concepts to begin with. The explanations are easy to understand, but by referencing the examples any confusion can be easily cleared up. The order which the sentence types are taught is a bit odd, more personal preference than growth from one type to another, but still very usable. It is an absolute necessity for professionals and students alike.
This small book with a set of twenty sentence patterns, show not only how to style but also how to shine the substance on structure of a sentence. It's surely commendable for a struggling writer like me.