Stunning Sentences

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 94 pages
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Offers more than 100 model sentence types in a catalog format, giving writers many interesting and provocative ways to say what they mean. Writers looking for a more striking way to open a sentence will find these options: the announcement, the editorial opening, the opening appositive, the opening absolute, and the conjunction opening, among others. Examples of each sentence type ensure the reader's understanding of the concepts.
 

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Contents

COMMON FORMS
21
OCCASIONAL SHORT FORMS
26
DRAMATIC FLOURISHES
30
ELEGANT REPETITIONS
40
CREDIBLE QUOTATIONS
45
CONVERSATIONAL INJECTIONS
49
STARK ATTACHMENTS
54
DEFT CONNECTIONS
58
ONESYLLABLE OPENINGS
67
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Page 20 - And yet we also know that the sickness of the world is also our sickness. We, too, have miserably failed to solve the problems of our epoch. And nowhere in the world have man's failures been so little excusable as in the United States of America. Nowhere has the contrast been so great between...

About the author (1999)

Bruce Ross-Larson lives in Washington, D.C.