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How Not to Write: The Essential Misrules of Grammar by William Safire

By William Safire

How to not Write is a wickedly witty publication approximately grammar, utilization, and magnificence. William Safire, the writer of the New York Times journal column "On Language," houses in at the "essential misrules of grammar," these errors that decision realization to the key ideas and laws of writing. He tells you the proper option to write after which tells you whilst it's all correct to damage the foundations. during this lighthearted consultant, he chooses the commonest and confusing issues of writers new and previous. every one mini-chapter starts off via pointing out a misrule like "Don't use Capital letters with no solid REASON." Safire then follows up with strong and wonderful recommendation on language, grammar, and lifestyles. He covers an enormous territory from capitalization, break up infinitives (it seems you could break up one if performed meaningfully), run-on sentences, and semi-colons to contractions, the double destructive, dangling participles, or even onomatopoeia. initially released below the identify Fumblerules.

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W. Nowack, Lehrb. d. kebr. Archaol. I. Benzinger, Hebr. '^ (Tubingen, 1907), (^Freib. 1894), i. 262 f. ; ; ; ; pp. CK'^ Megiddo, found in 1904 [Cooke, p. 363]. * De Saulcy, Numismatique de la Terre Sainte, Par. 1874; M. A. Levy, Gesch. der jud. Miinzen, Breslau, 1862; Madden, The Coins of the Jews, Lond. 1881 Reinach, Les monnaies juives, Paris, 1888. Cf. the literature in Schiirer's Gesch. Volkes im Zeitalter J, C, Lpz. 1901, i. p. 20 ff. [Cooke, p. ]. 3 is the native name, common both to the Canaanitish tribes in Palestine and to those which dwelt at the foot of the Lebanon and on the Syrian coast, whom we call Phoenicians, while they called themselves fV3D on their coins.

1869, p. 33 ff. Stade, ZAW. 1897, p. 501 ff. (four old-Semitic seals published in 1896) Lidzbarski, Handbuch, i. 169 f. Ephemei-is, i. 10 ff. ; W. Nowack, Lehrb. d. kebr. Archaol. I. Benzinger, Hebr. '^ (Tubingen, 1907), (^Freib. 1894), i. 262 f. ; ; ; ; pp. CK'^ Megiddo, found in 1904 [Cooke, p. 363]. * De Saulcy, Numismatique de la Terre Sainte, Par. 1874; M. A. Levy, Gesch. der jud. Miinzen, Breslau, 1862; Madden, The Coins of the Jews, Lond. 1881 Reinach, Les monnaies juives, Paris, 1888. Cf.

H. ^, Tiibingen, 190-;, p.. 11 ff. ; Rothstein, Zeitschr. fur d. ev. -Unterricht, 1907, p. 188 ff. and his Grundziige des hebr. Rhythmus, Lpz. 1909 (also separately Psalmentexte u. der Text des Hohen Liedes, Lpz. 1909) W. ,' in 0. T. and Semitic Studies the in memory of W. R. Harper, i. , Chicago, 1907, according to ; ; ; whom number of syllables between the beats is only limited by the physiological Zur Metrik der alttest. Prophetenpossibilities of phonetics ; C. v. Orelli, schriften,' in his Kommentar su den kl.

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