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The Study and Practice of Writing English

 
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The Study and Practice of Writing English
by Gerhard Richard Lomer & Margaret Eliza Ashmun
(Rare Book Collection)
CONTENTS
I. ESTABLISHED USAGES
1. Punctuation | 2. Capitals | 3. Italics | 4. Abbreviations | 5. The Representation of Number | 6. Syllabification | 7. Rules for Plurals | 8. Possessives | 9. Rules for Spelling |
II. GRAMMATICAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Syntax | 2. Sequence of Tenses | 3. Shall and Will | 4. Voice | 5. Irregular Verbs | 6. Sentence
Structure | 7. Paragraphs
III. THE USE OF LANGUAGE
1. The Study of Language | 2. Some Suggestions for the Study of Words | 3. The Use of the
Dictionary | 4. Synonyms | 5. Some Common Latin Roots | 6. Prefixes | 7. Suffixes | 8. English Words for Analysis | 9. The Idiomatic Use of Prepositions | 10. Foreign Words commonly used in English | 11. Phrases from Foreign Languages | 12. Style | 13. Figures of Speech | 14. Diacritical Marks | 15. Words commonly mispronounced | 16. Common Errors in Speech and Writing | 17. Vulgarisms | 18. Hackneyed Expressions | 19. Hackneyed Quotations
IV. WRITTEN COMPOSITION
1. Steps in Theme-Writing | 2. Outlines | 3. The Preparation of Manuscript | 4. Marks for the
Correction of Themes | 5. Short-Theme Subjects | 6. Long-Theme Subjects | 7. How to take Notes | 8. Quotations | 9. References and Footnotes | 10. Making a Bibliography
V. FORMS OF DISCOURSE
1. Description | 2. Exposition | 3. Definition | 4. Argumentation | 5. Biography | 6. Narration | 7. A Specific Study of the Short Story | 8. The Drama | 9. Translation
VI. CORRESPONDENCE
1. Social and Friendly Letters | 2. Commercial Correspondence
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