By Dianna Campbell

Do your sentences run longer than a web page? Or do they dangle within the air, anticipating a subject matter, an item or a few punctuation to complete them off?

This easy-to-use consultant to condemn writing not just teaches you ways to beat run-ons and sentence fragments, but in addition the entire sentence development stumbling blocks encountered by means of somebody who must grasp (or re-master) the English language-all with no making you do a unmarried dreaded diagram! You'll research a sentence-combining method of writing that is going past assisting you keep away from error through educating you ways to create sound sentences with type and style.

You'll additionally find:
• transparent discussions of ideas and techniques for stable writing.
• Easy-to-understand motives and many routines, from fill-in-the-blanks to remodeling brief sentences into longer and extra swish combinations.
• a solution key in the back of the booklet to inspire you to paintings at your individual speed and money your solutions as you go.
Even for those who can't spare half-hour an afternoon to benefit how you can write terrific sentences, Better Sentence Writing in half-hour a Day enables you to customise your studying to take as low as 5 mins a day.

Just like its better half publications within the higher English sequence, this e-book is simply what the trainer ordered!

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Outline Your outline forms the framework for constructing your essay. It’s the blueprint that helps you organize your facts and ideas, so it must reflect what’s included in your basic essay. For example, many essays contain five paragraphs: an introductory paragraph, explaining the purpose of the essay and presenting the introductory statement; three body paragraphs that present facts, evidence, or examples; and a concluding paragraph that sums up all this material. Look over your rough list of ideas.

If you glance at the phrase and only focus on the words “plants,” “sunlight,” and “food,” you might not notice that the phrase “and animals” was added—even though you clearly know that animals don’t use photosynthesis as a food source! Watch out for super-modifiers Super-modifers are descriptive words that seem familiar and simple, but because they are general they can create assumptions that aren’t completely true—and may even say the exact opposite of what you’d expect. qxd 6/29/04 12:39 PM Page 31 (PANTONE 180 U plate) Tailor Your Studing Style always – never all – none more than – less than neither – both everybody – nobody 31 best – worst many – few absolutely – specifically weak – strong equal to – unequal The words on the list all go to extremes.

A war-cry. strings of polished wood beads used for decorating canoes. strings of polished shells used both as money and jewelry. a breakfast food. Answer B is very similar to C. A careless reader might jump on the words “string” and “polished” in B—and choose the wrong answer. ” Use grammar as a clue. A grammar check of a multiple-choice question might help you find the answer. Take a look at this question: The major reason the Pilgrims came to America was A. B. C. D. Pilgrims were Separatists.

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