Curious Case Of The Misplaced Modifier

""The Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier: How to Solve the Mysteries of Weak Writing" looks at all the causes of bad writing and how to repair them and revise them... is an essential guide for novice writers with its unique and ...

Author: Bonnie Trenga

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582975610

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Uses short lessons to discuss the factors that comprise poor writing, identifying the seven most common writing weaknesses and how to overcome them.

Write Better Right Now

The description on the cover says it all—this book's a “clear, practical reference
for all writers of essays, memoirs, biographies, how-to, self-help, technical,
features, articles, profiles, ... The Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier: How to
Solve ...

Author: Mary-Kate Mackey

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781632659385

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In almost any career, you must know how to write—even if it’s not part of your job description. But if you are a reluctant writer, producing even the simplest memo may be a struggle. Write Better Right Now is the springboard to get you ahead in any job, passion project, or situation that requires writing skills. No matter what you are called upon to do—blog posts, speeches, web content, press releases, or more—this step-by-step manual gives you the solid techniques you need to get the task done. Write Better Right Now works because it is: Short—It takes a concise approach, from first thoughts to final edits, and its “mix-and-match” structure means you only have to read the sections you need. Practical—It is loaded with summations, short cuts, tips, cheat sheets, and hands-on exercises. Solution-driven—Knowing where you’ve gone wrong is half the battle. Write Better Right Now offers you the tools to identify your own problem patterns and choose the quickest and most appropriate fixes. You can improve your writing today. With straightforward guidance, Write Better Right Now is the quick read for productive people who need to create clear and crisp communication—right now.

Word Up How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs

As Bonnie Trenga, author of The Curious Case Of the Misplaced Modifier, says,
putting first—person pronouns last is “the polite thing to do. 'Me first' is a bad
attitude in life, and so it is in grammar, too.ӤZ) He/Him and I/me went to the store
to ...

Author: Marcia Riefer Johnston

Publisher: Northwest Brainstorms Publishing

ISBN: 9780985820312

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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Want to know how to write more powerfully? You've come to the right book. Word Up!—an eclectic collection of essays, more inspiration guide than style guide—serves up tips and insights for anyone who wants to know how to write with umph. Word Up! does what too few writing books do: it practices while preaching, shows while telling, uses powerful writing to talk about powerful writing. Word Up! explores the perplexities and celebrates the pleasures of the English language. It leaves you smiling—and ready to conquer your next blank (or blah) page.

Studying Primates

The Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier: How to Solve the Mysteries of Weak
Writing. Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books. A concise and simple guide to
writing well, including how to identify and avoid the passive voice, vague
phrasing, ...

Author: Joanna M. Setchell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108421713

Category: Science

Page: 324

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The essential guide to successfully designing, conducting and reporting primatological research.

Reporting Technical Information

MISPLACED MODIFIER ( MM ) Place the modifier as close as possible to the
element modified . As in the case of dangling modifiers ( Rule 8 ) , curious
sentences result from the modifier's not being placed next to the Common Errors

Author: Kenneth W. Houp


ISBN: 0024749206

Category: Technical writing

Page: 549

View: 633


Library Journal

Visit us at booth 2325 and meet several of our authors , including Jerry B. Jenkins
, author of the Fall 2006 book , Writing for the Soul THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE
MISPLACED MODIFIER $ 14.99 . Paperback ISBN 1-58297-362-8 D & C ...

Author: Melvil Dewey


ISBN: UOM:39015066122832

Category: Libraries


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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Curious Subjects

At the center of it all stands the case of “Curiosity and Curiosities.” Divided into
the areas of ... Barring the misplaced modifier, the museum imagines that gift of “
paradox,” the inability to understand curiosity always at curiosity's heart—that is, ...

Author: Hilary M. Schor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199928095

Category: Law

Page: 271

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Curious Subjects makes the striking and original argument that what we find at the intersection between women subjects (who choose and enter into contracts) and women objects (owned and defined by fathers, husbands, and the law) is curiosity.

Paperback Covers

Finally , there was a recurring misplaced modifier problem on the inside back
covers of many early Avon books . ... There was an ad on the inside back cover of
Eerie's first book THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS HEEL to promote Eerie's second

Author: Michael Weinstein


ISBN: NWU:35556039220751

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 433

View: 542


The book is about what goes into and onto a paperback cover, It deals with painting, photography, typography, design, and the writing of blurbs.

The Ethiopic Version of the Letter to the Hebrews

mark of antiquity2 , the MSS use or drop it in a curious manner , as exemplified
hereunder : 1 : 9 አፍቀርከ ጽድቅ for ... ሠናይት , in this case the accusative
modifier is misplaced because of the preposition d ' s presence attached to 237 .

Author: Tedros Abraha

Publisher: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

ISBN: STANFORD:36105030000611

Category: Bibles

Page: 224

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Adirondack Life

This curious little pamphlet , published the year the Forest Preserve was created ,
deals specifically with the MacIntyre Mine . The author was a miner and laborer ,
not a writer and historian ; some of his misplaced modifiers are gems of a literary
sort and not a single ... But it stands above the others in that Hammond provides
insights into his experiences that render it a case study of the rapidly evolving ...



ISBN: WISC:89064042716

Category: Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)


View: 519


The New Zealand Law Journal

It is a curious practice that lawyers ( and others also write about law ) divide the
universe into lawyers and nonlawyers ; but speakers of English do it ... For those
dealing with such subjects as misplaced modifiers , the with a love for language ,
and an appreciation of legal historical present ... Thus the entry " nouns ” is PJ
Downey Case and Comment Letters of Comfort It is our policy NEW ZEALAND
LAW ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105061096553

Category: Law


View: 209


American Literary Realism 1870 1910

It is curious to watch Kemble - sympathetic critics attempt to downplay the "
violences " of Kemble ' s frontispiece . ... Here we have a case of error resulting
from what has been termed the " historical gap " ; David ' s harmless “ pop gun ” is
in actuality a perfectly deadly ... Norton D . Kinghorn , in his essay " E . W .
Kemble ' s Misplaced Modifier : A Note on the Illustrations for Huckleberry Finn , ”
Mark Twain ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106019369187

Category: American literature


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Some vols. accompanied by separate issues called special number.

Scholastic Voice

Teacher ' s Notebook for Practical English THE LESSON PLANS in this Notebook
cover the first nine issues of Practical ... 6 Misplaced modifiers ; spelling ; usage
Feb . 13 Dangling participles ; spelling ; punctuation Feb . ... The editors of
Practical English hope that this Notebook will help you use the magazine
conveniently and effectively . cause people are always more curious about
mystery than about ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105007891257

Category: English language


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Bowker s Complete Video Directory 1996

This emotionally resonant case brings forth other thoughtprovoking social &
ethical issues , which are explored by a ... Sentence fragments & errors in
spelling , capitalization , subject - verb agreement , pronoun reference ,
redundancies , & misplaced modifiers are identified & corrected . ... Critter is a
frisky , curious raccoon who becomes friends with two farm boys after wandering
away from his family .

Author: R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 0835237680


Page: 2646

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