Rhetorical Grammar encourages writers to recognize and use the grammatical and stylistic choices available to them and to understand the rhetorical effects those choices can have on their readers. Rhetorical Grammar is a writer's grammar - a text that presents grammar as a rhetorical tool, avoiding the do's and don'ts so long associated with the study of grammar. It reveals to writers the system of grammar that they know subconsciously and encourages them to use that knowledge to understand their choices as writers and the effects of those choices on their readers. Besides providing key strategies for revision, Rhetorical Grammar presents systematic discussions of reader expectation, sentence rhythm and cohesion, subordination and coordination, punctuation, modification, diction, and other principles.If you’re wondering why you should have this new edition, here are six good reasons!You’ll find new learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter that outline what you will learn in the chapter. Within each chapter, you will find exercises for testing whether you have met those objectives. New “Your Turn” activities ask you to use what you already know to talk about your own writing and about the writing of published authors. There are new and revised prompts that provide opportunities for group work. One-third of all the exercises are new and have been written to help you practice what you have learned. Explanations of key concepts have been revised for clearer more effective understanding. In addition, many examples have been updated.