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Title It Was the Best of Sentences It Was the Worst of Sentences
Author June Casagrande
Publisher Ten Speed Press
Release 2010-07-27
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 224
ISBN 1580083781
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In this wickedly humorous manual, language columnist June Casagrande uses grammar and syntax to show exactly what makes some sentences great—and other sentences suck. Great writing isn’t born, it’s built—sentence by sentence. But too many writers—and writing guides—overlook this most important unit. The result? Manuscripts that will never be published and writing careers that will never begin. With chapters on “Conjunctions That Kill” and “Words Gone Wild,” this lighthearted guide is perfect for anyone who’s dead serious about writing, from aspiring novelists to nonfiction writers, conscientious students to cheeky literati. So roll up your sleeves and prepare to craft one bold, effective sentence after another. Your readers will thank you.

The Joy of Syntax by June Casagrande

Title The Joy of Syntax
Author June Casagrande
Publisher Ten Speed Press
Release 2018-07-24
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0399581073
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Language columnist June Casagrande presents a fun and breezy guide to everything a grown-up interested in grammar needs to know. When it comes to grammar, it seems like everyone—even die-hard word nerds—feel they "missed something" in school. The Joy of Syntax picks up where sixth grade left off, providing a fresh foundation in English syntax served up by someone with an impressive record of making this otherwise inaccessible subject a true joy. With simple, pithy information on everything from basic parts of speech and sentence structure to usage and grammar pitfalls, this guide provides everything you need to approach grammar with confidence.

Title The Best Punctuation Book Period
Author June Casagrande
Publisher Ten Speed Press
Release 2014-04-15
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1607744945
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style. Punctuate with Confidence—No Matter the Style Confused about punctuation? There’s a reason. Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas. Then there are all the gray areas of punctuation—situations the rule books gloss over or never mention at all. At last, help has arrived. This complete reference guide from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation plus the finer points not addressed anywhere else, offering clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and more. Better yet, this is the only guide that uses handy icons to show how punctuation rules differ for book, news, academic, and science styles—so you can boldly switch between essays, online newsletters, reports, fiction, and magazine and news articles. This handbook also features rulings from an expert “Punctuation Panel” so you can see how working pros approach sticky situations. And the second half of the book features an alphabetical master list of commonly punctuated terms worth its weight in gold, combining rulings from the major style guides and showing exactly where they differ. With The Best Punctuation Book, Period, you’ll be able to handle any punctuation predicament in a flash—and with aplomb.

Building Great Sentences by Brooks Landon

Title Building Great Sentences
Author Brooks Landon
Publisher Penguin
Release 2013-06-25
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1101614021
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language—and will forever change the way you read and write. Great writing begins with the sentence. Whether it’s two words (“Jesus wept.”) or William Faulkner’s 1,287-word sentence in Absalom! Absalom!, sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Yet, the sentence-oriented approach to writing is too often overlooked in favor of bland economy. Building Great Sentences teaches you to write better sentences by luxuriating in the pleasures of language. Award-winning Professor Brooks Landon draws on examples from masters of long, elegant sentences—including Don DeLillo, Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and Samuel Johnson—to reveal the mechanics of how language works on thoughts and emotions, providing the tools to write powerful, more effective sentences.

Title 25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way
Author Geraldine Woods
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release 2020-08-18
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 336
ISBN 132400486X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A guide to the artistry that lifts a sentence from good to great. We all know the basic structure of a sentence: a subject/verb pair expressing a complete thought and ending with proper punctuation. But that classroom definition doesn’t begin to describe the ways in which these elements can combine to resonate with us as we read, to make us stop and think, laugh or cry. In 25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way, master teacher Geraldine Woods unpacks powerful examples of what she instead prefers to define as “the smallest element differentiating one writer’s style from another’s, a literary universe in a grain of sand.” And that universe is very large: the hundreds of memorable sentences gathered here come from sources as wide-ranging as Edith Wharton and Yogi Berra, Toni Morrison and Yoda, T. S. Eliot and Groucho Marx. Culled from fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry, song lyrics, speeches, and even ads, these exemplary sentences are celebrated for the distinctive features—whether of structure, diction, connection/comparison, sound, or extremes—that underlie their beauty, resonance, and creativity. With dry humor and an infectious enjoyment that makes her own sentences a pleasure to read, Woods shows us the craft that goes into the construction of a memorable sentence. Each chapter finishes with an enticing array of exercises for those who want to test their skill at a particular one of the featured twenty-five techniques, such as onomatopoeia (in the Sound section) or parallelism (in the Structure section). This is a book that will be treasured by word nerds and language enthusiasts, writers who want to hone their craft, literature lovers, and readers of everything from song lyrics and speeches to novels and poetry.

Title Creating Long Sentences in English Boost Your Communication Skills
Author Manik Joshi
Publisher Manik Joshi
Release 2014-10-25
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 79
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This Book Covers The Following Topics: Patterns for Creating Long Sentences 01 -- Using ‘-ING Form of Verbs’ (I) 02 -- Using ‘-ING Form of Verbs’ (II) 03 -- Using ‘-ING Form of Verbs’ (III) 04 -- Using ‘With + -ING Form of Verbs’ 05 -- Using ‘Series’ 06 -- Using ‘From – To’ 07 -- Using ‘Connecting Words or Phrases’ 08 – Using ‘Parenthesis’ 09 – Miscellaneous Patterns Sample This: 01 -- Using ‘-ING Form of Verbs’ (I) Example Sentence 01: The ongoing drought in the state is being described as the country's worst in many decades, causing agricultural distress and forcing villagers to move to urban areas looking for work. Main verb – described -ING form of the verbs – causing, forcing Explanation: The ongoing drought in the state is being described as the country's worst in many decades. Drought is causing agricultural distress. Drought is also forcing villagers to move to urban areas looking for work. Example Sentence 02: Offering huge relief to ten thousand families belonging to the below poverty line category in the state, the ministry of power directed Power Corporation Limited to waive pending domestic power bills for the last 10 months. Main verb – directed -ING form of the verbs – offering, belonging Explanation: The ministry of power directed Power Corporation Limited to waive pending domestic power bills for the last 10 months. The ministry of power offered huge relief to ten thousand families. These families belong to the below poverty line category in the state. Example Sentence 03: A deadly winter storm blanketed a huge swath of the country, grounding flights, turning highways into ice rinks and knocking out power to tens of thousands preparing for the New Year holiday. Main verb – blanketed -ING form of the verbs – grounding, turning, knocking, preparing Explanation: A deadly winter storm blanketed a huge swath of the country. The storm grounded flights. The storm turned highways into ice rinks. The storm knocked out power to tens of thousands (people). They (those people) were preparing for the New Year holiday. Example Sentence 04: From undertaking construction activities when it did not have funds, never submitting utilization certificates for works it did, charging high centage than all other procuring excess expenditure and rarely accounting for unspent balances, the administrative department indulged in financial jugglery that could put the best accountants to shame. Main verb – indulged -ING form of the verbs – undertaking, submitting, charging, accounting Explanation: The administrative department indulged in financial jugglery that could put the best accountants to shame. It (the administrative department) undertook construction activities when it did not have funds. It (the administrative department) never submitted utilization certificates for works it did. It (the administrative department) charged high centage than all other procuring excess expenditure. It (the administrative department) rarely accounted for unspent balances. Example Sentence 05: The city continued to reel under massive traffic jams due to water logging as heavy rains lashed the city for the second consecutive day, flooding several arterial roads and leaving commuters stranded for hours while exposing civic bodies’ lack of preparedness to deal with the perennial problem. Main verbs – continued, lashed -ING form of the verbs – flooding, leaving, exposing Explanation: The city continued to reel under massive traffic jams due to water logging. Heavy rains lashed the city for the second consecutive day. Heavy rains flooded several arterial roads. Heavy rains left commuters stranded for hours. Heavy rains exposed civic bodies’ lack of preparedness to deal with the perennial problem.

Title Get Writing Sentences and Paragraphs
Author Mark Connelly
Publisher Cengage Learning
Release 2013-06-25
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 560
ISBN 1133711308
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

GET WRITING: SENTENCES AND PARAGRAPHS is a flexible textbook that meets the needs of a variety of developmental writers including those in career and community as well as four-year schools, and those for whom English is a second language. GET WRITING gives students the opportunity to acquire skills and develop confidence in their own writing, by providing clear steps and strategies as well as practice opportunities. A colorful and engaging format helps students stay motivated and quickly grasp chapter content. Students can choose writing topics that relate to their own lives or chosen careers, with sample student, professional, and workplace models. GET WRITING promotes critical thinking skills by asking students to reflect on their choices throughout the writing process, and stresses the importance of evaluating, revising, and editing their writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Title Reading Empirical Research Studies
Author John R. Hayes
Publisher Routledge
Release 2020-10-07
Category Education
Total Pages 584
ISBN 1135441219
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

For the most part, those who teach writing and administer writing programs do not conduct research on writing. Perhaps more significantly, they do not often read the research done by others because effective reading of articles on empirical research requires special knowledge and abilities. By and large, those responsible for maintaining and improving writing instruction cannot -- without further training -- access work that could help them carry out their responsibilities more effectively. This book is designed as a text in graduate programs that offer instruction in rhetoric and composition. Its primary educational purposes are: * to provide models and critical methods designed to improve the reading of scientific discourse * to provide models of effective research designs and projects appropriate to those learning to do empirical research in rhetoric. Aiming to cultivate new attitudes toward empirical research, this volume encourages an appreciation of the rhetorical tradition that informs the production and critical reading of empirical studies. The book should also reinforce a slowly growing realization in English studies that empirical methods are not inherently alien to the humanities, rather that methods extend the power of humanist researchers trying to solve the problems of their discipline.

Death Sentences by Garrett Stewart

Title Death Sentences
Author Garrett Stewart
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release 1984
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 403
ISBN 9780674194281
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Examines the way Dickens, Hardy, Conrad, Forster, Lawrence, and Woolf portrayed death in their fiction, and identifies changes in the modern depiction of death

Title Steps to Elegant Translation from E to C with illustrative sentences in simplified Chinese
Author Shaoxian Wen
Publisher Everflow Publications
Release 2014-06-20
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9888174428
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Most of the existing books about translation principles and techniques tend to lay special stress on tedious theoretical expositions, which is very abstract and uninteresting. Actually what most people need are practical translation technique books with elicitation methods, and such books with elicitation methods are helpful to them, i.e. helpful to most people. However, it is a pity that books of this kind have not been available so far. The author’s aim of writing this book is to remedy this lamentable situation with his practical experience gained from his teaching and translating work over the past several decades. The problem of translation techniques is mainly a problem of how to meet the three requirements, namely, “fidelity”, “fluency” and “elegance” put forward by Chinese ancient scholar Yan Fu. As a matter of fact, it is not difficult to basically meet these three requirements only if you have mastered the knack of doing translation provided for by this guide book. The compilation principle of this book is, by completely getting rid of those abstract, tedious, very dull and dry theoretical expositions as well as those grammatical terms difficult for people to understand, to sum up the most useful translation methods in a simple, concise and direct way, supported by a great number of meticulously selected typical example sentences for illustration, some of which are quoted from famous English and American literary works, in an attempt to pass on to the learners the knack of doing translation which they have never been told about. When you have mastered such a knack, you will find translation work a pleasure rather than a burdensome job. Steps to Elegant Translation from E to C is the first easy-to-learn practical guide book of this kind. Its targeted readers are those at intermediate English and Chinese level, including high school and college students. The book will directly help them to raise their translation proficiency effectively. To those who are interested in translation, this book can help them to easily solve their problems in connection with translation. To the professional translators and teachers teaching translation course, this book is of constructive referential value to them. Foreigners learning Chinese or learning translation from E to C with intermediate Chinese level will find it a substantial help to them.

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