The Handbook of Good English

A guide to grammar, punctuation, usage, and style.

Author: Edward D. Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0816027110

Category: Education

Page: 427

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A comprehensive, convenient guide to modern grammar, punctuation, usage, and style, with Johnson's lucid examples and explanations. A welcome feature is the combined glossary/index, alphabetically arranged to give instant answers to the most commonly asked questions about misused words, phrases, and

The Washington Square Press Handbook of Good English

Explains the basic rules of English grammar, discusses the structure of a sentence, and provides guidance on English composition

Author: Edward Dinwoody Johnson

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: PSU:000008092175

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 309

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Explains the basic rules of English grammar, discusses the structure of a sentence, and provides guidance on English composition

The Macmillan Good English Handbook

Godfrey Howard's book fills the gap found between the spelling and meaning of words, and the grammatical and linguistic questions that an ordinary dictionary doesn't answer.

Author: Godfrey Howard

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 033371203X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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An at-a-glance guide to the English language containing rules, recommendations, cautions and options. This book also offers advice for the millennium, such as when to observe old rules, and when to adopt new ones.

Plain English Handbook

A handbook of rules for English usage and grammar.

Author: James Martyn Walsh

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

ISBN: WISC:89010384279

Category: English language

Page: 215

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A handbook of rules for English usage and grammar.

Handbook of Composition

The purpose of this manual is simply to help correct some of these deficiencies. Some of the rules in this book, making no mention of exceptions, modifications, or allowable alternatives, may perhaps be charged with being dogmatic.

Author: Edwin C. Woolley

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1330397924

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

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Excerpt from Handbook of Composition: A Compendium of Rules Regarding Good English, Grammar, Sentence This manual is designed for two uses. It may be used, first, by students of composition for reference, at the direction of the instructor, in case of errors in themes. Second, it may be used for independent reference by persons who have writing of any kind to do and who want occasional information on matters of good usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, paragraphing, manuscript-arrangement, or letter-writing. The aim of the book is not scientific, but practical. The purpose is to make clear the rules in regard to which many people make mistakes. No material has been put into the book for the sake of formal completeness. Many statements that would be essential to a treatise designed to exhaust the subjects here discussed (a treatise, for instance, on grammar, or composition-structure, or punctuation) have been omitted because they concern matters about which the persons who may use the book do not need to be told. In the knowledge and the observance of the rules fixed by good usage and suggested by common sense for the expression of thoughts in English and the representation of them on paper, there are many widely prevalent deficiencies, some natural enough, some very odd, but all shared by many people. The purpose of this manual is simply to help correct some of these deficiencies. Some of the rules in this book, making no mention of exceptions, modifications, or allowable alternatives, may perhaps be charged with being dogmatic. They are dogmatic - purposely so. Suppose a youth, astray and confused in a maze of city streets, asks the way to a certain place. If one enumerates to him the several possible routes, with comments and admonitions and cautions about each, he will probably continue astray and confused. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Everyday English Handbook

Gathers information about grammar, usage, punctuation, capitalization, and style, and shares advice on improving one's clarity and organization

Author: Leonard J. Rosen

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: UOM:39015009094106

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 271

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Gathers information about grammar, usage, punctuation, capitalization, and style, and shares advice on improving one's clarity and organization

Handbook of Composition a Compendium of Rules Regarding Good English Grammar Sentence Structure Paragraphing Manuscript Arrangement Punctuation Spelling Essay Writing and Letter Writing

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

Author: Edwin Campbell Woolley

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1294885553

Category:

Page: 270

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Write in Style

This handbook of writing techniques covers the basics of grammar and provides advice on specific types of writing, including letters, essays, articles, reports, and minutes.

Author: Richard Palmer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415252636

Category: Education

Page: 255

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This handbook of writing techniques covers the basics of grammar and provides advice on specific types of writing, including letters, essays, articles, reports, and minutes.

One Day in the Life of the English Language

A one-of-a-kind handbook that uses a day in the life of written English to illustrate the benefits of effective grammar Generations of student writers have been subjected to usage handbooks that proclaim, "This is the correct form.

Author: Frank L. Cioffi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691165073

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Generations of student writers have been subjected to usage handbooks that proclaim, "This is the correct form. Learn it"—books that lay out a grammar, but don't inspire students to use it. By contrast, this antihandbook handbook, presenting some three hundred sentences drawn from the printed works of a single, typical day in the life of the language—December 29, 2008—tries to persuade readers that good grammar and usage matter. Using real-world sentences rather than invented ones, One Day in the Life of the English Language gives students the motivation to apply grammatical principles correctly and efficiently. Frank Cioffi argues that proper form undergirds effective communication and ultimately even makes society work more smoothly, while nonstandard English often marginalizes or stigmatizes a writer. He emphasizes the evolving nature of English usage and debunks some cherished but flawed grammar precepts. Is it acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition? It is. Can you start a sentence with a conjunction? You can. OK to split an infinitive? No problem. A grammar and usage handbook like no other, One Day in the Life of the English Language features accessible chapters divided into "Fundamentals," "Fine Tuning," and "Deep Focus," allowing readers to select a level most suited to their needs. It also includes a glossary, a teachers' guide, and a section refuting some myths about digital-age English.

The Lawyer s Guide to Writing Well

A standard composition handbook. One of these will do: Edward D. Johnson, The Handbook of Good English (Washington Square Press, 1991), Thomas S. Kane, ...

Author: Tom Goldstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520929071

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

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This eminently practical volume demystifies legal writing, outlines the causes and consequences of bad writing, and prescribes straightforward, easy-to-apply remedies that will make your writing readable. Complete with usage notes that address lawyers' most common errors, this well-organized book is both an invaluable tool for practicing lawyers and a sensible grounding for law students. This much-revised second edition contains a set of editing exercises (and a suggested revision key with explanations) to test your skill. This book is a definitive guide to becoming a better writer—and a better lawyer.