Handbook of Composition; A Compendium of Rules Regarding Good English, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Paragraphing, Manuscript Arrangement, Punctuation, Spelling, Essay Writing and Letter Writing

Handbook of Composition; A Compendium of Rules Regarding Good English, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Paragraphing, Manuscript Arrangement, Punctuation, Spelling, Essay Writing and Letter Writing

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...unless it is a new sentence, following1' Wrong: "Hammer on the window," advised the police-man, "Until he gets up." Right: "Hammer on the window," advised the police-man, "until he gets up." See also the Right examples under Rules d, c, and /. (See Exercise LXXIX.) 262. Never put a period, a comma, a semicolon, a Marks of colon, an exclamation point, or a question mark at the Smat'the beginning of a line; put it instead at the end of the beginning.., . of lines preced1ng l1ne. Syllab1cat1on 263. In dividing a word at the end of a line, make the separation between syllables, not elsewhere. (See also Rule 258.) There is no uniform principle for determining just what are the several syllables of any given word; one must rely largely on learning, by observation and by reference to dictionaries, what is the correct syllabication in individual cases. Nevertheless, a good many errors may be avoided by observing the following simple rules: (a) Do not set apart from each other combinations of letters the separate pronunciation of which is impossible or unnatural. Rules for syllabication: Follow pronunciation Prefixes Suffixes Doubled consonants The digraphs th, ch, etc., not to be divided A. Wrong: Exc-ursion; go-ndola; illustr-ate; instr-uction; pun-ctuation. Right: Ex-cursion; gon-dola; illus-trate; in-struc-tion; punc-tuation. B. Wrong: Prostr-ate; pri-nciple; abs-urd; fini-shing; sugge-stion. Right: Pros-trate; prin-ciple; ab-surd; finish-ing; sugges-tion. C. Wrong: Nat-ion; conclus-ion; invent-ion; introd-uct ion; abbr-eviat-ion. Right: Na-tion; conclu-sion; inven-tion; intro-duc-tion; abbre-via-tion. D. Wrong: Diffic-ult; tob-acco; exc-ept; univ-ersity; dislo-dgment. Right: Diffi-cult; to-bacco; ex-cept;...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
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  • English
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  • 1236611845
  • 9781236611840