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Abbreviations Absolute phrases adjective adverb appositive auxiliary auxiliary verb Avoid Awkward beginning business letters called capitalized Colloquial comma complimentary close composition compound sentence conjunction consonant coordinate coordinate clauses crease dear dependent clause discourse Elliptical clauses enclose English envelope example Exercise expression following sentences foregoing rule gerund Glossary grammatical Illogical Incorrect Indention infinitive inflectional inflectional forms italicized logically means Misuse mode modifier never Note noun object omission omitted paragraph parallel parenthesis marks parenthetic participle PASSIVE VOICE past tense perfect tense person or thing plural preceding predicate substantive preposition present principal clause pronouns proper quotation marks reference relative clause repetition Right semicolon sentence-element singular slang speech spelled Split infinitives statement Street Study Rule subjunctive syllable taken tences text of Rules thou thought three containing tion tive topic unity usage verb e.g. vulgarism Weak reference words Write the following written Wrong
Page 48 - Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die, And I laid me down with a will. This be the verse you grave for me: Here he lies where he longed to be; Home is the sailor, home from sea, And the hunter home from the hill.
Page 101 - Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God's New Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand and the sheep upon the right; And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.
Page 210 - Shalum, just finished for the next day's Spectator, in his hand. Such a mark of national respect was due to the unsullied statesman, to the accomplished scholar, to the master of pure English eloquence, to the consummate painter of life and manners. It was due, above all, to the great satirist, who alone knew how to use ridicule without abusing it, who, without inflicting a wound, effected a great social reform, and who reconciled wit and virtue, after a long and disastrous separation, during which...
Page 102 - I held it truth, with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones, That men may rise on stepping stones Of their dead selves to higher things.
Page 119 - And an eye shall vex thee, looking ancient kindness on thy pain. Turn thee, turn thee on thy pillow; get thee to thy rest again. Nay, but nature brings thee solace; for a tender voice will cry; 'Tis a purer life than thine, a lip to drain thy trouble dry.
Page 96 - Not a man believed him capable of the feat. Thornton had been hurried into the wager, heavy with doubt ; and now that he looked at the sled itself, the concrete fact, with the regular team of ten dogs curled up in the snow before it, the more impossible the task appeared. Matthewson waxed jubilant. "Three to one!" he proclaimed. « I'll lay you another thousand at that figure, Thornton. What d'ye say...
Page i - It supplements the formal treatises on good English, grammar, sentence structure, paragraphing, manuscript arrangement, punctuation, spelling, essay writing, and letter writing, and renders the general teaching of such books effective in detail and in practice.
Page 229 - The consonants are, 6, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, I, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, x, z, and w and y beginning a word or syllable.
Page 1 - Leonard has shown, repudiated the very theory he had set up as a guide. We can see what the doctrine of usage actually became when we examine the following statement from a latter day follower of Campbell: By good usage is meant the usage generally observed in the writings of the best English authors and in the speech of welleducated people. Dictionaries, grammars, and books on rhetoric and composition record this usage, on the basis of wide observation and...
Page 45 - The difference between summer and winter (is that; is) summer is warm and winter is cold. 4. I shall always remember the town because of (the good times I had; the good time) and the many friends I made there. 5. (Who; whom) do you mean? 6. A different set of knives and forks (was; were) put on the table. 7. (He sprang; springing) to the platform on which the dead man lay (and shouted; he shouted). TEST 7 Answer these questions: 1.