The Handbook of Good English
Simon and Schuster, 1991 - 427 sider
Now substantially revised and updated, this essential guide is arranged in an easy-to-follow, topical style that takes readers from the rules governing basic sentence structure to methods of achieving effective expression.
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Titles of Officials and Names of Their Offices
Occasion and Intent
acceptable adjectival compounds adjective adverb advise ambiguity antecedent apostrophe apposition auxiliary verb avoid basic beginning better capitalized closing quotation mark colon comma common complement compound nouns conjunction considered context convention correct dash diction dictionaries direct object discussed in Rule element elliptical elliptical clause enclose English error example exclamation point expression follow function gerund Glossary/Index grammar hyphen incorrect independent clauses indicate infinitive intransitive verb introductory construction italicized italics John language linking verb listener or reader logically lowercased marks of punctuation Mary meaning misused occur omitted parenthetical construction participle pause perhaps person phrasal verb points of ellipsis possessive preceding predicate preferable prepositional phrase problem proper noun question mark quotation marks relative clause relative pronoun require seems semicolon separate sexism Smith sometimes specific speech spelled struction style subject complement subjunctive swimming syllepsis tence thought tion titles usage usually word or phrase wrong