9780072936537

The Gregg Reference Manual: A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072936537

  • ISBN10:

    0072936533

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 6/14/2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Summary

Updated to include newcommunication technologyand its unique issuesFor more than 50 years,The Gregg ReferenceManualhas been recognized as the beststyle manual for business professionals andstudents. The basic rules that apply to themost frequent problems are covered as thoroughlyas the fine points of the problemsthat occur less often. The colorful examplesand illustrations offer easy-to-follow modelsto help resolve the difficulties encountered ineveryday communications from e-mail messagesto formal reports.New features include: Up-to-date coverage on dealing withonline source material and precautions toobserve when citing electronic material New searchable index: the websiteaccompanying the book allows thereader immediate access to definitionsand information on specific topics Updated e-mail rules and expandedplagiarism coverage to meet the needsof changing technology

Author Biography

William A. Sabin (Bristol, ME) is a retired publisher of business books for The McGraw- Hill Companies and the coauthor of College English.

Table of Contents

Part 1—Grammar, Usage, and Style

1. Punctuation: Major Marks

2. Punctuation: Other Marks

3. Capitalization

4. Numbers

5. Abbreviations

6. Plurals and Possessives

7. Spelling

8. Compound Words

9. Word Division

10. Grammar

11. Usage

Part 2—Techniques and Formats

12. Editing and Proofreading

13. Letters, Memos, and E-Mail

14. Reports and Manuscripts

15. Notes and Bibliographies

16. Tables

17. Other Business Documents

18. Forms of Address

Part 3—References

Appendix A: Essays on the Nature of Style

Appendix B: Pronunciation Problems

Appendix C: Rules for Alphabetic Filing

Appendix D: Glossary of Grammatical Terms

Index

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