Scribner Handbook of English

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Scribner, 1967 - English language - 554 pages
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Contents

EFFECTIVE WRITING
1
Sequence of Thought
9
Beginning the Composition
15
Consistency
22
T11 Ending the Theme
30
THE PARAGRAPH
37
Length
47
The Topic Statement
58
G11 Problems of Tense
248
G12 Problems of Mood
251
G13 Problems of Degree
252
G14 The Split Infinitive
253
G15 Glossary of Grammatical Terms
254
PUNCTUATION AND MECHANICS P 1 What Punctuation Is
269
What It Does
270
The Period
272

Selection of Material
65
Consistency
70
1f14 Paragraphing Quoted Material
79
Derivation J
89
Compound Sentences
90
Combinations of Compound and Complex
96
Writing Good Sentences
105
Words
128
Exact Use of Words
135
Appropriate Use of Words
148
Economy
165
STANDARDS OF MODERN WRITING
173
Word Formation
190
Pronunciation
192
Spelling
197
D10 Grammar
199
Parts of Speech
201
Nouns
208
Classes
213
Adjectives
216
Verbs
217
Adverbs
233
Prepositions
234
Conjunctions
235
Problems of Number
237
G10 Problems of Case
242
The Question Mark
273
The Exclamation Mark
274
Punctuation That Links
276
The Semicolon
277
Punctuation That Separates
282
The Comma
283
P10 The Dash
298
P12 The Apostrophe
304
P18 The Hyphen
311
Why We Misspell
317
Plural of Nouns Ending in O
323
Sp16 Words Frequently Misspelled
330
Worst Errors of Usage
336
THE LONG PAPER
369
General Reference Works
380
First Steps
399
ORGANIZING THE PAPER
423
Suggestions for Outlining
430
Quoted Material
439
Footnotes
446
Bibliography
452
Representation of Numbers
455
Apl DIAGRAMING
481
Apll BUSINESS LETTERS
513
INDEX
519
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