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Titel: Practical Grammar and Composition
Autor/en: Thomas Wood
Autor/en: Thomas Wood
Books LLC, Reference Series
30. April 2013 - kartoniert - 80 Seiten
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Excerpt: ...at the ladder. He believed he could reach it. There was a sudden flash of hope in his face. His face was already scorched by the fire. Smith was financially embarrassed. He was determined to get to his home. He crawled on top of the trucks of an express car. The car was about to leave the terminal. He courted almost certain death. The commander again looks toward the hills. He looks for a long time. Something seems to excite his apprehension. He converses earnestly with the staff officer. Then the two look more than Page 121 once toward a poplar tree. The tree stands at the top of the hill. Only its top half shows. The hill is on the east. The most important political question has been the tariff question. This has been most important for ten years. It is important because it is believed to have caused high prices and trusts. The pleasantest month is June. It has flowers. It has mild weather. It has a slight haze in the atmosphere. These things seem to flood one's soul with peace and contentment. 91. The essential qualities that a sentence should possess, aside from correctness, are those of Unity, Coherence, Emphasis, and Euphony. Unity. Unity demands that the sentence deal with but one general thought, and that it deal with it in such a consistent and connected manner that the thought is clearly and effectively presented. Unity demands, also, that closely related thoughts should not be improperly scattered among several sentences. 1. Statements having no necessary relation to one another should not be embodied in one sentence. Bad: The house sat well back from the road, and its owner was a married man. Good: The house sat well back from the road. Its owner was a married man. a. Avoid the "comma blunder"; that is, do not use a comma to divide into clauses what should be separate sentences, or should be connected by a conjunction. Bad: Jones lives in the country, he has a fine library. Good: Jones lives in the country. He has a fine library. Good:...
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