Grammatically Correct (2nd Edition) by Anne Stilman

By Anne Stilman

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Revised and up to date, this consultant covers 4 crucial points of fine writing:

Individual words—spelling diversifications, hyphenation, often pressured homonyms, often misused phrases and words, abnormal plurals and negatives, and makes use of of capitalization and kind kind so as to add detailed meanings
Punctuation—the function of every mark in attaining readability and affecting tone, and demonstration of the way misuses may end up in ambiguity
Syntax and structure—agreement of topic and verb, parallel development, modifiers, tenses, pronouns, lively as opposed to passive voice, and more
Style—advice at the much less hard-and-fast parts of readability and tone, together with sentence size and order, conciseness, simplification, studying point, jargon and clichés, and subtlety
Filled with self-test workouts and eccentric literary quotations, Grammatically right steers away from educational stuffiness, focusing in its place on functional innovations and intuitive explanations.
Discussions are designed to get to the center of an idea and supply a adequate feel of while and the way to exploit it, besides examples that exhibit what ambiguities or misinterpretations could consequence if the foundations usually are not undefined. In instances the place there's a couple of applicable solution to do anything, the procedure isn't really to prescribe one over one other yet just to describe the options.

Readers of this e-book won't ever holiday the foundations of language again—unintentionally.

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Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. 2003. Classifiers: A Typology of Noun Categorization Devices. Oxford: OUP.  Anne Storch & Gerrit J. Dimmendaal Avery, Peter & Ogola, Abel. 2013. Variability and regularization in the acquisition of the Dholuo plural. Paper presented at the 11 Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium, University of Cologne. Bargery, George Percy. 1934. A Hausa-English Dictionary and English-Hausa Vocabulary. ­London: OUP. Besch, Werner. 1996. Duzen, Siezen, Titulieren. Zur Anrede im Deutschen heute und gestern.

In quite a few North American languages, number is not distinguished for most nouns (apart from a few suppletive nouns). Verb stems, on the other hand, may alternate according to the number of participants involved. g. g. fallers, sitters). g. how many people are killed, how many objects are picked up). As pointed out by Mithun (1988: 214), the subjects of intransitives and the patients of transitives share an important role: they are the participants most directly affected by an action. e. when a change of state is involved.

Dimmendaal to number marking across categories helps to explain how transnumeral (general number) meaning emerges in Nilo-Saharan and Afroasiatic languages. The study also provides evidence for a historical reinterpretation of plural event marking as plural argument marking in one Nilotic (Nilo-Saharan) language, Maasai. Furthermore, it is argued that pluractionality marking as ‘non-canonical’ number marking is common in a range of languages belonging to different language families in Africa (and elsewhere), and consequently deserves its proper place in a typology of number marking.

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