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Conventions & choices : a brief book of style and usage, Stephen Merriam Foley, Joseph Wayne Gordon

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Conventions & choices : a brief book of style and usage
Title
Conventions & choices
Title remainder
a brief book of style and usage
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Merriam Foley, Joseph Wayne Gordon
Title variation
Conventions and choices
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Using this book: This book is set up to help you throughout the writing process. It will permit both the leisurely browsing helpful when you are trying to get started on a writing project and the quick reference necessary when you are hurrying to finish the project. It should help to resolve the problems that you recognize and lead you to recognize others that you may have overlooked. The first part, Organizing the Writing Process, explains the importance of conventions to the writer's work. It offers advice on selecting evidence and on determining when and how to form paragraphs. The second part, Syntax and Structure, discusses matters ranging from the construction of sentences to the function of pronouns. The third part, Diction and Usage, begins with an essay that explores historical changes in the meaning of words and describes the appropriate and inappropriate uses of some familiar phrases. The alphabetical glossary following the essay calls attention to words and phrases often misused and either suggests better uses for these words or better words for these uses. The fourth part deals with manuscript preparation. It examines common punctuation marks, some fundamental matters of typography such as the use of capital letters and italics, and the formation of possessives. It concludes with examples and guidelines for documentation of sources.--page vi
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
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DLC
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Foley, Stephen Merriam
Dewey number
808/.042
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1408
LC item number
.F5147 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • handbooks
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Gordon, Joseph Wayne
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Report writing
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Report writing
  • Língua inglesa
  • Retórica
  • Redação
Label
Conventions & choices : a brief book of style and usage, Stephen Merriam Foley, Joseph Wayne Gordon
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Organizing The Process Of Writing: -- Convention and organization: -- Writing and convention -- Organizing for the writer -- Organizing for the reader -- Paragraphing: -- Paragraphs -- Direction and chronology -- Cause and effect -- Comparison and contrast -- Examples -- Part 2: Syntax And Structure: -- Syntax and the process of writing -- Shaping your writing: -- Verbs: voice, tense, and mood -- Voice -- Tense -- Present tense -- Past tenses -- Sequence of tenses -- Mood -- Agreement: -- Agreement between subject and verb -- Agreement between pronouns and antecedents -- Agreement between relative pronouns and their antecedents -- Pronouns and nouns: -- Function of pronouns -- Case of pronouns -- Using pronouns to refer to the writer or the reader -- Placement of modifiers: -- Modifiers -- Dangling participles -- Other dangling modifiers -- Misplaced modifiers -- Split infinitives -- Necessary and supplementary modifiers -- That and which -- Putting modifiers in their places -- Repetition and variation: -- Inadvertent repetition -- Parallel structure -- Syntax, monotony, and variation -- Expectation and surprise -- Part 3: Diction And Usage: -- Effect of usage on words: -- Parts of speech -- Changes in the meaning of words -- New words -- Cliches -- Circumlocutions -- Euphemisms -- Alphabetical glossary of words and phrases -- Part 4: Punctuation And Typography: -- Punctuation marks: -- Apostrophe -- Colon -- Comma -- Dash -- Exclamation mark -- Hyphen -- Parentheses and brackets -- Period -- Semicolon -- Question mark -- Quotation marks -- Typography and possessives: -- Capital letters -- Italics and underlining -- Possessives -- Documentation of sources: -- Purposes -- Traditional documentation -- Forms of documentation in the social and natural sciences -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042461361
Label
Conventions & choices : a brief book of style and usage, Stephen Merriam Foley, Joseph Wayne Gordon
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Organizing The Process Of Writing: -- Convention and organization: -- Writing and convention -- Organizing for the writer -- Organizing for the reader -- Paragraphing: -- Paragraphs -- Direction and chronology -- Cause and effect -- Comparison and contrast -- Examples -- Part 2: Syntax And Structure: -- Syntax and the process of writing -- Shaping your writing: -- Verbs: voice, tense, and mood -- Voice -- Tense -- Present tense -- Past tenses -- Sequence of tenses -- Mood -- Agreement: -- Agreement between subject and verb -- Agreement between pronouns and antecedents -- Agreement between relative pronouns and their antecedents -- Pronouns and nouns: -- Function of pronouns -- Case of pronouns -- Using pronouns to refer to the writer or the reader -- Placement of modifiers: -- Modifiers -- Dangling participles -- Other dangling modifiers -- Misplaced modifiers -- Split infinitives -- Necessary and supplementary modifiers -- That and which -- Putting modifiers in their places -- Repetition and variation: -- Inadvertent repetition -- Parallel structure -- Syntax, monotony, and variation -- Expectation and surprise -- Part 3: Diction And Usage: -- Effect of usage on words: -- Parts of speech -- Changes in the meaning of words -- New words -- Cliches -- Circumlocutions -- Euphemisms -- Alphabetical glossary of words and phrases -- Part 4: Punctuation And Typography: -- Punctuation marks: -- Apostrophe -- Colon -- Comma -- Dash -- Exclamation mark -- Hyphen -- Parentheses and brackets -- Period -- Semicolon -- Question mark -- Quotation marks -- Typography and possessives: -- Capital letters -- Italics and underlining -- Possessives -- Documentation of sources: -- Purposes -- Traditional documentation -- Forms of documentation in the social and natural sciences -- Index
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042461361

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