9780534561338

When Words Collide A Media Writer’s Guide to Grammar and Style

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534561338

  • ISBN10:

    0534561330

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/5/1999
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

WHEN WORDS COLLIDE is the most versatile grammar and usage handbook for beginning and continuing media writers. As a main text, the book is praised for its straightforward, clear treatment of grammar, offered in a lighthearted, almost conversational tone. As a handbook, the text serves as a reference tool for students throughout their writing careers. It provides concise and clear explanations and examples, and is a great source for a quick and accurate answer to a grammar or usage question.

Table of Contents

Preface
Understanding Grammar and Style
grmr: CWOT?
Ten Little Secrets Ten Big Mistakes
Parts of Speech
The verb is THE word
Parts of Speech
Completing the picture
The Sentence
Agreement: The Search for Harmony and Order
Case: It's All About Relationships
Punctuation: Graceful Movements, Confident Stops
Spelling
Clarity, Conciseness, Coherence
Style
Sense and Sensitivity
Topical Guide to Grammar and Word Use
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