Guide to Modern English

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE GOOD ENGLISH
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Clearness 2 Liveliness 2 Appropriateness 4 NONSTANDARD ENGLISH
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FORMAL ENGLISH
5
INFORMAL ENGLISH
9
Slang l4 Shoptalk l5 General Usage
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HOW ALL THIS AFFECTS
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l8 SUMMARY
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l9 USING THE INDEX
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Linking Paragraphs Together
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EMPHASIS 70 Emphasis Through Position
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7l Beginning Paragraphs 73 Ending Paragraphs 75 Emphasis Through Proportion
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CHAPTER SIX THE MEANING OF WORDS
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CHAPTER SEVEN USING WORDS
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CHAPTER EIGHT USING THE DICTIONARY
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CHAPTER NINE HOW WORDS WORK
139
Complex Sentences
155

CHAPTER TWO GETTING READY TO WRITE
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CHOOSE A SUBJECT
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LIMIT THE SUBJECT
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DETERMINE YOUR PURPOSE
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GET THE MATERIAL
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CHAPTER THREE PLANNING YOUR PAPER
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CHAPTER FOUR WRITING YOUR PARAGRAPHS
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WRITING NEWSPAPER PARAGRAPHS
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WRITING DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPHS
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WRITING EXPOSITORY PARAGRAPHS 47 Topic Sentences 50 Supplying Details
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CHAPTER FIVE REVISING YOUR PARAGRAPHS
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ADEQUATE DEVELOPMENT
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UNITY
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CONTINUITY
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Orderly Arrangement 64 Tying Sentences Together
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Connecting Words 65 Other Sentence Links
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Subject and Object Forms 163 Possessive Forms
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l82 IDIOMATIC PREPOSITIONS
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CHAPTER TWELVE WRITING GOOD SENTENCES
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MAKE EVERY WORD COUNT
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2l7 Reduce Predications
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Vary Sentence Types
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CHAPTER THIRTEEN WRITING A RESEARCH PAPER
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CHAPTER FOURTEEN SPECIAL TYPES OF WRITING
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Materials 26l Parts
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CHAPTER FIFTEEN IMPROVING YOUR SPEECH
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CHAPTER SIXTEEN GROUP DISCUSSIONS AND CLUB MEETINGS
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CHAPTER SEVENTEEN PUNCTUATION
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Setting Off Nonessential Elements 304 Separating
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INDEX REFERENCE SECTION
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GENERAL SUBJECT INDEX
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