Little English Handbook Choices and Conventions

ISBN-10: 0321435095

ISBN-13: 9780321435095

Edition: 8th 2008

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Book details

List price: $27.40
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 1/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface Legen?
Format of Manuscript
Writing on one side of the paper
Double-spacing the paper
Leaving margins
Putting title on the paper
Numbering the pages
Using paper clip to fasten pages
Using proper pape?
Clear Effective Paragraphs
Developing a single topic (unity)
Developing ideas fully (completeness)
Making ideas easy to follow (coherence?
Grammatical Sentences
Complete sentences (fragments)
Confusing sentences
Comma splices, fused sentences, and run-ons
Subject / verb agreement
Noun / pronoun agreement
Pronoun / antecedent agreement
Verb forms
Placement of modifiers
Subordinate conjunction that
Relative pronouns that, which, and who?
Stylistic Choices: Sentences and Words
Concise Sentences (wordy sentences)
Awkward sentences
Varying sentences
Coordination and subordination
Parallel construction
Active and passive verbs
Correct, exact, and appropriate words
Correct idioms
Trite or overused expressions
Mixed metaphors
Biased or sexist languag?
Punctuation and Mechanics
Apostrophe shows possession
Possessive pronoun its and contraction it s
Comma in compound sentences
Commas with introductory words, phrases, or clauses
Don t use commas to join pairs
Commas separate items in a series
Commas set off nonrestrictive clauses
Don t use commas in restrictive clauses
Semicolons in compound sentences
Colon to complete a lead-in sentence
Dash before summations
Enclose parenthetical elements with dashes, parentheses, or commas
Quotation marks with period and comma
Quotation marks with colon and semicolon
Quotation marks with the question mark
Italicizing (underlining) titles
Titles in quotation marks
Italicizing (underlining) words used as words
Italicizing (underlining) foreign words
Hyphens in compound words
Hyphen to divide words
Research Writing and Documentation
Selecting an appropriate subject
Using the library
Incorporating sources
Evaluating sources
Documentary systems
The MLA system
Documenting electronic sources in the MLA Style
The APA system
The CBE system
The Chicago system
Other documentation system?
Forms for Letters
Format of familiar letter
Format of business letter
Business letter, semiblock
Addressed, typed business size envelope
Business letter, full block on letterhead
Addressed letterhead envelope
Two-letter postal abbreviation?
Resume writing
Resume forma?
Glossary of Usage Glossary of Grammatical Terms Commonly Misspelled Words
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