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Writing clear sentences

Writing clear sentences

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Published by Prentice Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Sentences.,
  • English language -- Grammar -- Problems, exercises, etc.,
  • English language -- Rhetoric.,
  • Report writing.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementRobert B. Donald ... [et al.].
    GenreProblems, exercises, etc.
    ContributionsDonald, Robert B.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1441 .W77 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 303 p. :
    Number of Pages303
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2710498M
    ISBN 100139704019
    LC Control Number86003192
    OCLC/WorldCa13185132

    Principles of Writing Clear Sentences 1 Express crucial actions in verbs. Not This: It is my feeling that a continuance of my academic education would increase the effectiveness of my contribution to the future of American industry. But This: I feel that I can contribute more effectively to the future of American industry if I continue. Sentence and Paragraph Writing takes students from basic sentence writing skills at the beginning to sound and competent paragraph writing at the end. It is designed to be an intensive one-semester course. Students who complete this text will then have the skills needed for a more advanced English composition and essay writing Size: 2MB.

    The "concise" in "Writing clear, concise, sentences" is a non-restrictive adjective, tacked on as secondary information, and spoken between two pauses, with a different pitch to the other 3 words. The sentence could mean the speaker or author thinks sentences must be concise to be clear.   How to write better sentences! More Stephen King on Writing: Creative writing lessons, tips and advice - Duration: The Write Channel with Nicola Monaghan Recommended for you.

    • Count the lines/count the commas/count the semicolons: Good, clear sentences are rarely more than two to three lines in length. If you have a sentence that extends beyond three lines or contains more than two commas (except in a list), try to shorten the sentence. For example:File Size: 94KB. Using different types of sentences will improve your writing style. Elements of the sentence Writing Clear Sentences Author: LTL Created Date: Z File Size: 98KB.


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Sentences that start with subject and verb (or verb alone) tend to be the strongest, especially if you slap in a robust active verb. In writing, as in movies and sports, most of.

Sentences are the building blocks of written English. Humans communicate more than ever through writing – and being able to to write clearly can help you in your career as well as at university. Here we'll cover some basic sentence writing ideas and explore accessible, clear and grammatically-correct sentences in academic writing.

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We Writing clear sentences book everything from the active voice to repetition. Read on to learn more. This classic book/workbook helps readers who feel underprepared for writing tasks move step-by-step toward writing competency. Using a clear, informal, light-hearted narrative and intensive practice, it guides readers assuredly through the process of organizing a paragraph, structuring its sentences, and choosing effective wording and by: 2.

Clear discussions of rules and strategies for good writing. Easy-to-understand explanations and plenty of exercises, from fill-in-the-blanks to transforming short sentences into longer and more graceful combinations.

An answer key at the back of the book to encourage you to work at your own pace and check your answers as you go/5(29). To learn how to write sentences with parallel structure. This worksheet is one of many worksheets that covers clear sentences; when you complete this one, move on to the next.

Be sure to do the Writing Clear Sentences Quiz at the end of all the worksheets. It’s when we start to write about complex topics that difficulties can arise. This chapter will show you the basic rules, together with a number of pitfalls and how to avoid them.

It will also give you a deeper understanding of how sentences work. You might find that you need to refer to the section on verbs in Chapter 13 as you read. A paragraph template is a graphic organizer that can help students structure a paragraph.

This tool is particularly effective for visual learners: students can write their sentences directly on the graphic organizer (as opposed to a writing checklist, which similarly guides the students but doesn't provide a visual representation of the paragraph).

Open any book on writing and you’ll find the same advice: Never use ten words where five will do. But identifying what to cut is often easier said than done. That’s where Grammarly’s conciseness checks come in.

Read on to see how Grammarly can help you tighten up your sentences. Sentences in active voice are usually easier to understand than those in passive voice because active-voice constructions indicate clearly the performer of the action expressed in the verb. In addition, changing from passive voice to active often results in a more concise sentence.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: xii, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Responsibility: Robert B. Donald. How to Write Clear Sentences. A good essay, you can't begin to start writing one, not really, unless you learn to write sentences clearly.

That is a bad sentence. CHAPTER 8 I Writing Effective Sentences I Writing Clear Sentences 7 NAME CLASS DATE for REVIEW A PRACTICE B, WORKSHEET 8 Revising Fragments and Run-ons DIRECTIONS The following paragraph is confusing because it contains some sentence fragments and run-on sentences.

Frequently, a chapter in a book reveals to the reader the main point that the author desires to bring out during the course of the chapter. A chapter’s title often reveals its thesis. Watch for weak intensifiers and qualifiers; sentences are more forceful without them.

Writing A-Z Sentence Skill Lessons help students learn to write sentences that are clear and accurate. Lessons show students how to create different kinds of sentences, including simple, compound, and complex sentences. Improving sentence fluency allows writers to create compositions that flow easily from one word to the next and one sentence.

Here are three tips you can use right now to write beautiful sentences that will stick with your readers. Use simple, clear sentences. If you want to write better, don’t try to sound “fancy.” Writing long, indecipherable sentences full of obscure words doesn’t make you clever.

Instead, write a clear sentence focused on a single idea. Writing Clear Sentences Avoiding AmbiguousThis A pronoun (for example, he she, him, they) substitutes for its noun antecedent noun (a noun is a word that identifies a person, place, object, or idea).

The antecedent comes before the pronoun in the same or a preceding sentence. Here is an example: Where is mybook. It is on the chair. I often think of 5-year-olds on bicycles when I read long sentences.

Such sentences often seem on the verge of careering out of control. Subordinate clauses jostle each other for attention. Problems of agreement crop up. And the darn verb—well, often it seems to disappear. I frequently beg writers to avoid these problems by using short : Daphne Gray-Grant.Business writing: How to write clearly and concisely (short course) Take this one-hour short course for an overview of how to write clearly and concisely.

Writing clearly, correctly, and concisely (presentation) View this presentation that includes how to minimize wordiness and write clear sentences. Parts of speech overview.STEM STYLE GUIDE Technical Communication Program │ Huang 3 Avoid noun strings Noun strings can confuse readers, as they are difficult to understand.

Before: The Acme Corporation continues to work on the cell phone case configuration revision project. After: The Acme Corporation is developing a redesigned cell phone case.

Sentences express and connect the meaning of your ideas.