Rhetorical Grammar Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects

ISBN-10: 0321846729

ISBN-13: 9780321846723

Edition: 7th 2013

Authors: Martha J. Kolln, Loretta Gray

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Rhetorical Grammarencourages writers to recognize and use the grammatical and stylistic choices available to them and to understand the rhetorical effects those choices can have on their readers.
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Book details

List price: $82.40
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 9/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Structure of Sentences
A Review of Words and Phrases
Chapter Preview
Form Classes
Nouns and Verbs
The Noun Phrase
The Verb Phrase
NP + VP = S
Adjectives and Adverbs
Prepositional Phrases
Key Terms
Sentence Patterns
Chapter Preview
Rhetorical Effects
The Be Patterns
The Linking Verb Pattern
The Intransitive Verb Pattern
The Basic Transitive Verb Pattern
Transitive Patterns with Two Complements
Sentence Pattern Summary
The Optional Adverbial
Questions and Commands
Punctuation and the Sentence Patterns
Basic Patterns in Prose
The Short Paragraph
Key Terms
Rhetorical Reminders
Punctuation Reminder
Our Versatile Verbs
Chapter Preview
The Expanded Verb
Using the Expanded Verbs
Special Uses of the Present Tense
Other Auxiliaries
Do-Support
Modal Auxiliaries
The Passive Voice
Forms of the Passive Voice
Using the Passive Voice
The Obscure Agent
Well-Chosen Verbs: Showing, Not Telling
Key Terms
Rhetorical Reminders
Coordination and Subordination
Chapter Preview
Coordination Within the Sentence
Parallel Structure
Coordination of the Series
Climax
Coordination with Correlative Conjunctions
Subject-Verb Agreement
Compound Sentences
Conjunctive Adverbs and Transitional Phrases
Compound Sentences with Semicolons
Compound Sentences with Colons
Punctuation Pitfalls
The Compound Sentence: Punctuation Review
Subordination: The Dependent Clauses
Revising Compound Structures
Key Terms
Rhetorical Reminders
Punctuation Reminders
Controlling the Message
Cohesion
Chapter Preview
Reader Expectation
Repetition
The Known-New Contract
The Role of Pronouns
Personal Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
The Role of the Passive Voice
Other Sentence Inversions
Parallelism
Repetition Versus Redundancy
Key Terms
Rhetorical Reminders
Sentence Rhythm
Chapter Preview
Your Sense of Rhythm
End Focus
Controlling Rhythm
The It-Cleft
The What-Cleft
The There-Transformation
Rhythm and the Comma
Power Words
Correlative Conjunctions
Adverbials of Emphasis
The Common Only
Key Terms
Rhetorical Reminders
Punctuation Reminder
The Writer's Voice
Chapter Preview
Tone
Diction
Metaphor
Verbs and Formality
Nominalized Verbs and Abstract Subjects
Contractions
Metadiscourse
Point of View
Key Terms
Rhetorical Reminders
Punctuation Reminders
Making Choices: Form and Function
Choosing Adverbials
Chapter Preview
The Movable Adverbials
Adverbs
Prepositional Phrases
The Proliferating Prepositional Phrase
Noun Phrases
Verb Phrases
Dependent Clauses
Punctuation of Adverbial Clauses
The Movability of Adverbial Clauses
The Because-Clause Myth
The Elliptical Adverbial Clause
Key Terms
Rhetorical Reminders
Punctuation Reminders
Choosing Adjectivals
Chapter Preview
The Noun Phrase
Preheadword Modifiers
Determiners
Adjectives and Nouns
Modifier Noun Proliferation
Postheadword Modifiers
Prepositional Phrases
Adjective Phrases
Participial Phrases
The Prenoun Participle
The Movable Participial Phrase
The Dangling Participle
Relative Clauses
The Relatives
The Broad-Reference Clause
Punctuation of Phrases and Clauses
A Punctuation Rule Revisited
Key Terms
Rhetorical Reminders
Punctuation Reminders
Choosing Nominals
Chapter Preview
Appositives
Colons and Dashes with Appositives
Avoiding Punctuation Errors
The Sentence Appositive
Nominal Verb Phrases
Gerunds
The Dangling Gerund
The Subject of the Gerund
Infinitives
Nominal Clauses
Nominals as Delayed Subjects
Key Terms
Rhetorical Reminders
Punctuation Reminders
Other Stylistic Variations
Chapter Preview
Style
Absolute Phrases
The Coordinate Series
Repetition
Word-Order Variation
Ellipsis
Antithesis
The Deliberate Fragment
Key Terms
Rhetorical Reminder
Punctuation Reminders
Your Way with Words
Words and Word Classes
Chapter Preview
Your Lexicon
Parts of Speech
The Form Classes
Nouns
Plural-Only Forms
Collective Nouns
Proper Nouns
Verbs
Adjectives
Adverbs
Derivational Affixes
The Structure Classes
Determiners
Auxiliaries
Qualifiers
Prepositions
Particles
Conjunctions
Pronouns
Personal Pronouns
The Missing Pronoun
Case Errors
The Unwanted Apostrophe
The Ambiguous Antecedent
Reflexive Pronouns
Intensive Pronouns
Reciprocal Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
The Everyone/Their Issue
Key Terms
Rhetorical Reminders
Punctuation Reminders
Punctuation
Punctuation: Its Purposes, Its Hierarchy, and Its Rhetorical Effects
Chapter Preview
The Purposes of Punctuation Marks
Syntax
Prosody
Semantics
The Hierarchy of Punctuation
The Rhetorical Effects of Punctuation
Key Terms
Glossary of Punctuation
Glossary of Terms
Bibliography
Answers to the Exercises
Index
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