THE OXFORD ESSENSIAL GUIDE TO WRITING

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... colloquial in tone Here, then, is the one function which belongs primarily to the dash: The opening paragraph—it is one of Pushkin's famous openings— plunges the reader into the heart of the matter ... On the other hand, some writers prefer to omit the comma when the main and the adverbial clauses are both short and unpunctuated within themselves The comma is often omitted before because if the ... acceptance to a limited degree—that crime is not so much willful sin as the product of sickness Charles j Rob The Other Marks In addition to the stops, punctuation marks include the apostrophe, the...
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... what we say Stops include the period, the question mark, the exclamation point, the colon, the semicolon, the comma, and the dash We look at these first Then we look at the other marks These more ... convenient to divide punctuation into two broad categories: the stops and the other marks Stops take their name from the fact that they correspond (though only loosely) to pauses and intonations ... on the steps before THE HUMAN FACTORY, where little robots gathered and shoveled the food from chamber to chamber of the body They had put me out into the streets, I thought to myself; with their...
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... downstairs and out into the rain They tried to hold him up against the wall but he sat down in a puddle of water The other five stood very quietly against the wall Finally the officer told the soldiers ... feelings and thus contributes to the tone of irony The repetition of the italicized "of course" implies the commonplaceness of the ideas And the rhetorical question, stressing the undeniable truth of ... instance, the allusion is to the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes (3:1 -8) : I didn't know whether I should appear before you—there is a time to show and a time to hide; there is a time to speak,...
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... fit the context and are likely to imply meanings the writer does not intend: CLARITY AND SIMPLICITY 277 A green lawn spread invitingly from the road to the house, with a driveway winding up to the ... investigates the smaller particles that go to make up the nucleus of the atom BETTER: that make up the nucleus of the atom A special case of empty verb strings is the awkward passive construction The ... with dead metaphors Expressions like the key to the problem, the heart of the matter, the mouth of the river, if they ever were cliches, are so no longer They are simply old metaphors long dead...
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... scattered about the "levee"; a pile of "skids" on the slope of the stone-paved wharf, and the fragrant town drunkard asleep in the shadow of them; two or three wood flats at the head of the wharf, ... nobody to listen to the peaceful lapping of the wavelets against them; the great Mississippi, the majestic, the magnificent Mississippi, rolling its mile-wide tide along, shining in the sun; the ... because they have much the same content, detailing the steps President Harding took to divert the scandal threatening his administration Here the recurrent style evolves from the subject In the other...
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... of them: (1) the "ten years' fighting"; (2) the "little purpose," or lack of result; (3) the "loss" of the men; (4) the "debt remaining"; (5) the "hearkening" to peace; (6) the conclusion of the ... with These ideas are already old-fashioned, infrequently met with The women of the settlement would gather together at one home to work on the quilt They would bring their children with them ... them and spend the entire day, chatting gaily as they worked The women of the settlement would gather together at one home to work on the quilt, bringing their children and spending the entire day,...
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... its proof—these are among the constants, the themes of the Story Elizabeth Bowen Notice how Bowen uses these to sum up all the preceding nouns and to act as the subject of the sentence (These, this, ... vice-consul had to be present when the victim of the crime was English): The judge gave an order and the vice-consul rose and walked to the gateway, where their chairs awaited them Here stood the criminal ... sheltering themselves under the overhanging roof, and on the appearance of the judge the officer in charge made them form up The judge and the viceconsul settled themselves in their chairs The officer...
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... pirates in the Mediterranean than in all the other waters put together In the Mediterranean they had the most part of the trade of Europe for their quarry; while the coasts of Africa, and the islands ... abroad They want fine china and silver dinner sets and handsome clothes The illiterate want to learn how to read Then they want education, and then more education, and then they want their sons ... "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," the words "Open Sesame!" cause the stone doors of the cave to move aside Conversely, certain powers in the universe are thought to dislike the use of their names...
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... eventually either to track upward in their companies or to get out on their own They live together; they say they are in love, and they seem to be But they are surprisingly cool about it and about the ... large firms, they are committed to their careers and eager to move ahead They live together They say they are in love, and they seem to be But they are cool about it, and about the possibility ... that the business of the storyteller is to ask questions, not to answer them That truth applies sometimes to the essayist, who may wish to suggest a judgment rather than to formulate one The strategy...
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... Sentence 14 9 The Sentence: A Definition 15 1 Sentence Styles 16 1 The Well-Written Sentence: (1) Concision 19 1 The Well-Written Sentence: (2) Emphasis 200 The Well-Written Sentence: (3) Rhythm 223 The ... Mechanics 13 PART PART II 10 11 PART The Writing Process 17 Looking for Subjects 19 Exploring for Topics 23 Making a Plan 29 Drafts and Revisions 34 The Essay 43 Beginning 45 Closing 60 Organizing the ... 30 Description 3 51 31 Narration 366 PART VII Punctuation 377 Introduction 379 32 Stops 383 33 The Other Marks 417 Name Index 439 Subject Index 445 349 The New Oxford Guide to Writing Introduction...
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