The Art of Styling Sentences
Barron's Educational Series, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 178 pages
Accepted writing style conventions change very slowly, but they do change. That is all the more reason why this favorite reference book for students, writers, and educators requires periodic updating. In this new edition, the authors review the fundamentals of correct sentence structure, then present twenty basic sentence patterns that encompass virtually every effective way of writing simple, compound, and complex sentences. They give advice on ways to vary rhythm and sentence patterns to produce a more interesting writing style. Example sentences as well as brief essays by recognized writers are presented and analyzed. This brand-new edition, updated with many contemporary examples of fine writing style, will inspire both students and seasoned writers to make their own essays sing.
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Straightforward examples. Not too wordy. Go-to resource for improving meaning, interest, and voice using sentence patterns. Each chapter follows an easy format with key examples. I use this book often.
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absolute construction allusions analogy analyze bad grades basic sentence beginning chapter Charles Kuralt Charles Windolph colon compound sentence conjunction create Custer dash dependent clause direct object ELLIPTICAL CONSTRUCTION emphasis emphatic appositive English Exercises Explanation This pattern follow this pattern following sentences function give idea imitate independent Interrogative word interrupting modifier inverted Kuralt look MARGINALIA marks meaning never NOTE noun object or complement pair of commas paragraph parentheses participial phrase participle PATTERN 19 pattern and add PATTERN NUMBERS periodic sentence prepositional phrase Professional examples punctuation punk rock question reader Remember repetition Rewrite second clause semicolon sentence elements Sentence for analysis sentence patterns sentences that follow short sentences Sierra Blanca signals simile simple sentences single word slot statement style subject complement subject-verb combination suggest Supply the missing tence things Tularosa variety verb watch for sentences William Zinsser writing