That or Which and Why

As authoritative as it is witty, it belongs on the desk of every editor, writer, and
student of the language.” —Gene Roberts, former managing editor, The New
York Times “In That or Which, and Why, Evan Jenkins dishes out tough love for
copy ...

Author: Evan Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135868659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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That or Which, and Why is an insightful and witty guide to writing. Based on Evan Jenkins's long-running column 'Language Corner' in Columbia Journalism Review, the book is compiled of brief, alphabetically arranged entries on approximately 200 major writing stumbling blocks, from the wonderful world of 'that' and 'which' to trickier terrain like the correct usage of common idiomatic expressions. Working from his experiences as a newsroom editor and teacher, Jenkins' humorous tone puts the reader at ease, unlike many of the writing and usage guides out there that are off-putting in their rigidity and dogmatism. He takes the 'we're-all-in-this-together' approach to teaching better writing - maintaining a light tone throughout the book and emphasizing flexibility and easy-to-use guidelines rather than delivering orders from Grammar-on-high.

Intermarriage or The mode in which and the causes why beauty health and intellect result from certain unions and deformity disease and insanity from others

I would not scoff at human misery , either mental or corporeal ; nothing can
possibly be more abhorrent to my feelings ; I mention this subject in pity , not in
scorn . But if , on consideration , it appear that there is any truth in the allegation
— nay ...

Author: Alexander Walker

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ISBN: UCBK:C026252723

Category: Genetics

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Punch

HOMER , the Archbeacon never nods - he invariably bows , and that OR , with
such an air that people would mistake him for ... which , doing , why he is whether
in private or public , the female Archbeacon - or Archbeadoing it , and why
coness ...

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Category: English wit and humor

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Saints Herald

Those who tice or teach polygamy ? repentance ! —What joy ! what wonder !
what knew of , and were chief actors in these And , Mr. Young , when you say that
amazement ! While the world were racked and matters , or those who were not ? “
Wisdom ... And if it was ordained of God , why therefore they are entitled to
credence . did not the twelve sons of Jacob practice sent and denounce the
dishonorable ...

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The Eclectic Magazine

... experience of his kind which becomes , themselves able to speak and become
as it were , an objective rule or measure full social factors , they begin to have the
to which his shall conform . Why , for benefit of the spoken language that holds ...

Author: John Holmes Agnew

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924066197231

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Truth

And toll us , Madam , is your soul possess'd By the egregions and Grundyish
potion That vice , which we can on the shore ... And why do you so angrily protest
' Gainst any one who love of ease professes ? ... A sailor's song of Dibden is as
sure of its effect as " God Save the Queen or the “ Marseillaise " -when , of course
 ...

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Medical Classics

Revisits thus the glimpses of the moon , evident proposition — that the master
mind which was Here is obviously an error ... has disappeared the folor the
blunder or the stupidity which has occasioned Why this same strict and most
observant ...

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The Parliamentary Debates Authorized Edition

He was afraid that it borough by the absence or observance was only necessary
to name any one of proper sanitary arrangements ; and thing in order to have half
... Gentleman the Member for North portant subject which has been urged Devon
( Sir Stafford Northcote ) as the on us so much in recent times . ... Now , cussing
the Amendments , and why he had no difficulty whatever in deciding should hon .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105009845418

Category: Great Britain

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Sermons

And he alone fulfils this work , who gives up the evil of his doings , and enters
with full purpose of heart on a life of new obedience . ... And there has been
another question stirred — which part of repentance comes first , or which part is
it that comes before the other . ... depredations ; and why might he not be adjured
by the terrors of the Lord , to give up his secret purloinings or his midnight
robberies ?

Author: Thomas Chalmers

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ISBN: BCUL:1092308572

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The Nation

The list of the abbrevia mise , or which in any other country in Christendom would
bave given protions used in it is as long ... Why should a bio that the society of
many of the politicians in Washington is much fitted to grapher make much of the
 ...

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The Scriptural Law of Baptism Or the Design of Baptism Presented and Applied Leading to an Examination of Its Form Its Subjects Its Authority and Its Relative Position

or convenience of those adopting them , and are consequently for the most part
entirely arbitrary . ... In fine , why is not the door opened indiscriminately to all
who either in their own estimation , or in that of others , have been converted ...

Author: Edmund Turney

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH4GN7

Category: Baptism

Page: 201

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The Friend

PUBLISHED WEEKLY . endless future and from beyond the grave came Eden of
One who should be a conqueror , and Price two ... that he was roused from his
waking and looking down upon his bald pate with a most change , or heard of the
sailings of thy ships , or ... son , and why I am happy ; for I know and love quite
satisfied , would ruffle bis feathers , fly up to and then stopping his work , laying
his ...

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ISBN: WISC:89073049025

Category: Society of Friends

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An Exposition of the Gospels of St Matthew and St Mark

Consider the lilies of the field , wanting ; and he who gave to the body no pared to
measures of length , as " a ... When our first “ If ye then be not able to do that thing
parents , from the sad changes which had been WHICH IS least , why take ye
thought for induced by sin in their ... not merely a hand-Eußlevate , Attentively
consider the fowls breadth ” or “ a span , ” and therefore not an of the air ; not
those ...

Author: Richard Watson

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ISBN: UVA:X030801556

Category: Bible

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Travelers Record

Why should hope live or die , Waiting the changes of her eye ? ep Who knows ?
From hour to hour the wonder grows That I Should vex me for a maiden ' s sigh :
Vow to be wholly free , and then Return and kiss my chain again . And still ...

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Category: Travel insurance

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The Galaxy

But why should it be easy ? not also toil over the arithmetic ? In It is not easy to
learn to do anything the days of ferruling , for which did well and readily , that is
much worth they suffer most , their spelling or their learning . It is not even easy to
 ...

Author: William Conant Church

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ISBN: PRNC:32101064075045

Category: American literature

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Hansard s Parliamentary Debates

He was afraid that it borough by the absence or observance was only necessary
to name any one of proper sanitary arrangements ; and thing in order to have half
... Gentleman the Member for North portant subject which has been urged Devon
( Sir Stafford Northcote ) as the on us so much in recent times . ... Now , cussing
the Amendments , and why he had no difficulty whatever in deciding should hon .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

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ISBN: PRNC:32101075720746

Category: Great Britain

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The Athenaeum

finger and thumb in his pocket , while solemnly done your duty in that state of life
in which it has partly from a lingering kindness for ... -Charlotte , wife of George
that day know where to turn for five shillings , though no particular reason why , at
one o'clock this fine ... Sym- could hardly be exceeded in the matter of variety
held hospitable orgy for any one who had no claim phony ' or the ' Nautical
Almanac .

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The Literary World

The Golden Treasury , Love , will surprise many people who are Gray , Burns ,
Wordsworth , Shelley and in one case especially _ Hood ' s ... that the Golden
Treasury ' contains almost nothing that is which in its dreamy languor is not ill - |
Jenny kissed me . bad ? ” andWhy is ... Of course , they are not without Keats ,
or Byron , and the echo of the accounts for the repulsive aspect worn by that their
faults .

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Category: Literature

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The Encyclop dia Britannica Or Dictionary of Arts Sciences and General Literature with Extensive Improvements and Additions and Numerous Engravings

If its price be relatively low , Cottage System . have been required , during a given
number of days , to that is , if it be easily ... But this rise is rendered much riches ,
and why the profits of stock in them are compaless perceptible than it would be in
a stationary state of ratively low . ... found who will cover match the increasing
power of machinery and the improve his whole farm with marl at the rate of 100 or
 ...

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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