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Descrizione libro Alpha, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0028638999
Descrizione libro Alpha, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0028638999
Descrizione libro Alpha, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110028638999
Descrizione libro Alpha, 2000. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: (NOTE: Each chapter begins with Chapter Summary and concludes with Hour's Up! and Recap.) Introduction. I. GRAPPLING WITH GRAMMAR. Hour 1. Understanding Grammar. Grammar's Six Senses. The Logic of Grammar. Nuances, Trivia, and Important Stuff. Hour 2. Mastering the Basic Parts of a Sentence. The Subject of the Subject. Subjects on the Loose. The Predicate Defined. Sentence Types. Task: Find the Flaw. Sentence Variation. Sentence Rules. II. GETTING GROUNDED IN GRAMMAR. Hour 3. Elementary Sentence Components I: Nouns. Noun Gender. Gerunds. Task: Form Fitting. Hour 4. Elementary Sentence Components II: Pronouns. Contractions. Reflexive Pronouns. Avoiding Pronoun Pitfalls. Other Agreement Rules. Noun or Pronoun Case. Last Minute Rules and Refreshers. Hour 5. Elementary Sentence Components III: Verbs. Setting the Mood. Understanding Verb Tense. Progressive Tense. Regular Verbs. Irregular Verbs. Action Verbs. Linking Verbs. Helping Verbs. Verb Voice: Active Versus Passive. To Be, To Do, and To Have Ordinary Verbs. Hour 6. Expanding Sentences with Articles, Adjectives, and Adverbs. Adjectives. Adjective Form and Functions. Adjective Endings. Adverbs. Adjective and Adverb Comparisons. Hour 7. Reaching Agreements. Avoiding Unclear Pronoun Reference. Subject and Verb Agreement. Agreement of Adverbs. Q&A. Hour 8. Other Considerations. Infinitives. Contractions. Conjunctions. Faulty Parallelism. Participles. Metaphors. Simile. Idioms. Collocation. Cliches. Subjunctives. Hour 9. Phrases. Verbal Phrases. Infinitive Phrases. Phrases and Cases. Hour 10. Main and Subordinate Clauses. Subordinate Clauses. Complex Sentences. Compound-Complex Sentences. Noun Clauses. Adjective Clauses. Q&A. Hour 11. Controlling the Comma and the Semicolon. Semicolon. Q&A. Hour 12. Other Forms of Punctuation. Question Mark. Exclamation Mark. Colon. Apostrophe. Ellipsis. Hyphen. Dash. III. GETTING YOUR STYLE. Hour 13. The Importance of Knowing the Rules. What Spell Checks Can't Tell You. Mutable Meanings. Task: Evaluate Your Audience. Nouns and Verbs. Grammatical Ambiguity. Workshop: Logic and Clarity. Perspective and Point of View. Hour 14. Forego the Fluff. The Rules of Effective Communication. Use Everyday Language. Performance Art. Task: Write It Right. Can the Cliches. Frugal, Yet Forceful. Keep It Simple. Versatile Variables. Practical Paragraphs. Word Position to Emphasize Meaning. Keep Things Active. Clutter-Free Commentary. Task: Cut, Don't Paste. Conversational Narrative. Research, Then Record. Task: Get the Picture. Find Your Own Voice. Pedestrian Patter. Timing Your Edits. Practical Punctuation. Hour 15. Getting the Job Done. Task: Adapting to Your Audience. Selling Ideas. Appealing Presentations. Press Releases. Preparing a Personal Biography. Task: Reflect Your Personality. Add Flesh to the Skeleton. Hour 16. Leads and Closings. Solid from Start to Finish. Lead Me, and Lead Me NOW! Task: Take It from the Movies. Leads for Nonfiction Writing. In Fiction, Lead with Your Write. In the Beginning. All's Well That Ends Well. The Finishing Touches. IV. PUTTING YOUR STYLE INTO PRACTICE. Hour 17. Developing Ideas. Discovering What's News. Sources of Idea Stimulators. The Tickling Continues . It Works for Fiction Writing, Too. Workshop: Turning Nonfiction into Fiction. Hour 18. Managing Your Research. The Range of Research. Task: Overall Research Planning. Getting to Work. Conducting the Professional Interview. Task: Organizing the Material. Proper Document. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0028638999