Composition Adn Rhetoric

Composition Adn Rhetoric

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...expression seeming to refer to an unexpressed antecedent. Use the implied antecedent instead of the pronoun. Incorrect: He is a bee-keeper and has lately acquired several large swarms of them. Correct: He is a bee-keeper and has lately acquired several large swarms of bees. Incorrect: Cane sugar is scarce, because that crop was almost a failure last year. Correct: Cane sugar is scarce, because the sugar-cane crop was almost a failure last year. 3. Indefinite use of it and they. Except in such impersonal expressions as it rains, it is cold, it seems, the use of it without an antecedent should be avoided. Incorrect: In this guidebook it says that the castle was built in 1370. Correct: This guidebook says that the castle was built in 1370. Except in such colloquial expressions as they say, the use of they without an antecedent should be avoided. Incorrect: They have many interesting customs in Japan. Correct: The Japanese have many interesting customs. 4. Indefinite use of this, that, these, and those. Avoid the indefinite use of this, that, these, and those as demonstrative adjectives. Incorrect: My aunt is one of those prim old maids. Correct: My aunt is a prim old maid. Note. When this, that, these, or those modifies a noun that is the antecedent of a relative pronoun, the demonstrative adjective is no longer used indefinitely. Correct: My aunt is one of those prim old maids who cannot endure the slightest disorder. EXERCISE In the following sentences point out, explain, and correct all errors in the person, number, gender, case, or reference of nouns and pronouns: 1. The contractor employed whomever wanted to work. 2. She is younger than me. 3. I discovered the forgetful person who mislaid my book to be I. 4. Do you object to me...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917251
  • 9781236917256