Ntc's Handbook for Writers
McGraw-Hill/Contemporary, Jan 1, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 368 pages
The book is unique in its scope, in its incorporation of the latest research in language, and in its treatment of usage, grammar, rhetoric, and the conventions of Standard American Written English.
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adjective meaning adverb meaning ambiguous antecedent antonyms ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION Avoid believe better Black English Caution CLICHES COMMAS common noun conclusion conjunction context deductive definition deletion dialects direct object elegant variation euphemism evaluative word example expression fallacy FFFFFFFFFFF FIGURES OF SPEECH formal writing FORMS AND FUNCTIONS girl grammatical rules Harriet HYPERCORRECTION idiom indefinite pronoun informal to mean informal writing instance Latin MALAPROPISMS metalanguage METONYMY MORPHEMES negative NONRESTRICTIVE NonSAWE NoTTHIS noun clause noun meaning noun phrase ofthe paragraph participle past tense perform PHONEMES plural predicate premises prepositional phrase pretentious proper noun punctuation question readers object refer relative clause relative pronoun SAWE but informal SAWE to mean screaming sense SEXIST LANGUAGE singular SION someone Sometimes confused source of wordiness speakers spelling SSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS statement student style subject complement suffix synonymous things tion transitive verb twelve functions usually vague verb meaning word or phrase wordiness see CONCISION