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Watch Your Words is an accessible reference on the fundamentals of punctuation, grammar and word usage. This brief handbook uses straightforward examples that are easy to consult and understand. It contains self-tests and answer keys that assist in sharpening language skills and mastering Associated Press style. Updated to reflect recent changes in AP style, Watch Your Words equips journalism students and professionals alike with the basic tools to produce clean copy. Book jacket.
Marda Dunsky is a seasonea editor and educator, having been an editor at the Chicago Tribune and a professor of editing at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. An editorial consultant, she also teaches writing and media courses at DePaul University.
Table of Contents
|Language Skills: Whys and Wherefores||p. vii|
|Rules and Guidelines||p. 2|
|Conjunction Junction: Comma Rules for and, but and or||p. 5|
|Nonessential vs. Essential: That vs. Which||p. 6|
|Punctuation Self-Test||p. 11|
|Basic Terms and Concepts||p. 13|
|Grammar Terms and Concepts Exercise||p. 15|
|Mapping Who vs. Whom||p. 16|
|Making the Right Choice||p. 16|
|Practice Sentences: Who vs. Whom||p. 16|
|Other Rules and Guidelines||p. 17|
|Grammar Self-Tests||p. 27|
|Rules and Guidelines||p. 29|
|Usage Self-Test||p. 39|
|RECAP: Comprehensive Self-Test||p. 40|
|AP Stylebook Study Guide||p. 42|
|AP Style Self-Tests||p. 43|
|Homonyms and Other Sound-Alikes Exercise||p. 49|
|Copy-Editing Symbols||p. 53|
|Copy-Editing Symbols Self-Test||p. 53|
|Basic Symbolism||p. 54|
|Supplementary Self-Tests||p. 55|
|Punctuation/AP Style Test||p. 55|
|Grammar/AP Style Test||p. 56|
|Usage /AP Style Test||p. 57|
|Final Language-Skills Test||p. 58|
|Answer Keys||p. 61|
|Punctuation Self-Test||p. 61|
|Grammar Terms and Concepts Exercise||p. 63|
|Grammar Self-Test I||p. 64|
|Grammar Self-Test II||p. 65|
|Usage Self-Test||p. 66|
|RECAP: Comprehensive Self-Test||p. 67|
|AP Style Self-Test I||p. 69|
|AP Style Self-Test II||p. 71|
|AP Style Self-Test III||p. 72|
|Homonyms and Other Sound-Alikes||p. 73|
|Copy-Editing Symbols Self-Test||p. 74|
|Punctuation/AP Style Test||p. 75|
|Grammar/AP Style Test||p. 76|
|Usage/AP Style Test||p. 77|
|Final Language-Skills Test||p. 78|
|About the Author||p. 83|
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