Sin and Syntax

Sin and Syntax

Whether you’re writing to sell, shock, or just sing, Sin and Syntax—now celebrating 20 years in print—is the guide you need to improve your command of the English language.

Author: Constance Hale

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780385346931

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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A fully revised and updated edition with writing prompts and challenges in every chapter Today’s writers need more spunk than Strunk: whether it's the Great American e-mail, Madison Avenue advertising, or Grammy Award-winning rap lyrics, memorable writing must jump off the page. Copy veteran Constance Hale is on a mission to make creative communication, both the lyrical and the unlawful, an option for everyone. With its crisp, witty tone, Sin and Syntax covers grammar’s ground rules while revealing countless unconventional syntax secrets (such as how to use—Gasp!—interjections or when to pepper your prose with slang) that make for sinfully good writing. Discover how to: *Distinguish between words that are “pearls” and words that are “potatoes” * Avoid “couch potato thinking” and “commitment phobia” when choosing verbs * Use literary devices such as onomatopoeia, alliteration, and metaphor (and understand what you're doing) Everyone needs to know how to write stylish prose—students, professionals, and seasoned writers alike. Whether you’re writing to sell, shock, or just sing, Sin and Syntax—now celebrating 20 years in print—is the guide you need to improve your command of the English language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Expressing Theology

Expressing Theology

Hale, Sin and Syntax, 151. Ibid., 1–2. Hale, Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch, 33. Zinsser, On Writing Well, 68. 229. Jacks, Just Say the Word!, 31. 230. 231. 232. 233. 234. 235. 236. 237. 238. 239. 240. 241. Lanham, Revising Prose, 13.

Author: Jonathan Roach

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498208710

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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Have you ever picked up a volume of theology, read the first page, and decided you would rather scrub the bathroom floor than read another page? Theology does not need to be abstract, dull, boring, tedious, dense, inconsequential, trivial, remote, immaterial, or unimportant. Theology should not leave readers feeling bewildered and lost. Expressing Theology challenges writers of theology to craft engaging, compelling, and beautiful prose that grabs readers' attention and makes reading a pleasure. Expressing Theology provides writers of theology--academics, aspiring, and published--with perspectives and writing techniques to write theology that readers want to read.
Categories: Religion

Syntax In Literature

Syntax In Literature

This book is more than just a style manual with examinations of sentence structure and parts of speech. In addition to spelling out the basic rules, the author teaches you when-and how-to effectively break them.

Author: Prince Godert

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798538991068

Category:

Page: 304

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Breaking rules are what all the cool cats are doing these days (and have been doing for years, to be honest with you - it isn't something that goes out of fashion). Even though new writers may find themselves drawn to the myriad number of 'rules' for writing that exist on the internet, there are a lot of writing 'Dos and Don'ts' that were made to be ignored - so long as you do it right, of course. This book is more than just a style manual with examinations of sentence structure and parts of speech. In addition to spelling out the basic rules, the author teaches you when-and how-to effectively break them. Chock full of examples from traditional and nontraditional prose-from advertising jingles to song lyrics to literary classics-Sin and Syntax shows you why learning to "sin" will make you a better writer. Discover how to: -Distinguish between words that are "pearls" and words that are "potatoes" -Innovate with adjectives to avoid clichés -Avoid "couch potato thinking" and "com-mitment phobia" when choosing verbs -Use literary devices such as onomatopoeia, alliteration, and metaphor PLUS-You'll learn: -How Rich Little boosted his comedy career with the perfected use of one particular interjection -Why Muhammad Ali's syntactically surprising speech worked as well as his jabs -Which famous opening line from American literature contains no subject whatsoever
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An English and Chinese standard dictionary M Z

An English and Chinese standard dictionary  M Z

the same signification as another , ing to the rules of syntax , KAZI 語,同意義之字,则的,依章句法之條例的。 Synonymist , ( sin - on ' - e - mist ) n . One who Syntactically , ( sin - tak - te - kal - le ) adv . In collects and explains ...

Author: 顏惠慶

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B439925

Category: English language

Page: 2879

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Categories: English language

Syndicate , ( sin ' - de - kate ) n . Kun Syntactic , ( sin - tak ' - tik ) Syntactical , . , Syndrome , ( sin ' • dro - me ) n . - F4 , 75 ( sin - tak / -te - kal ) a . Pertaining to 合,合體, syntax , LENJ , ** inh .

Author: Shang wu yin shu guan

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112067911955

Category: Chinese language

Page: 1835

View: 268

Categories: Chinese language

Syntactic , ( sin - tak - tik , Syntactical , ne , ( sin / -dro - me ) n . - 4F ( sin - taki - te - kal ) a . Pertaining to syntax , X , A. che , ( sin - ek / -do - ke ) n . 1 la ) , Syntax , ( sin ' - taks ) Syntaxis , ( sin . tak ...

Author: 商務印書館

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B355093

Category: English laguage

Page: 1835

View: 139

Categories: English laguage

English and Chinese pronouncing dictionary

English and Chinese pronouncing dictionary

Pertaining to the period Syncopation , ( sin - ko - pal.shun ) . i in wh.ch two heavenly bodies pass 字,縮省字, from one conjunction to abither ... Pertaining to 合,合體, syntax , Lin , *** Ah . Synecdoche , ( sin - ek ' - do - ke ) n .

Author: Shang wu yin shu guan

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044020180592

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Numerical Methods using MATLAB

Numerical Methods using MATLAB

Consider the function sin which takes a vector and computes the sine of each of its elements, returning a vector consisting of the values in the same order as the input. To view the syntax of the sin function we can type: help sin which ...

Author: Abhishek Gupta

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781484201541

Category: Computers

Page: 137

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Numerical Methods with MATLAB provides a highly-practical reference work to assist anyone working with numerical methods. A wide range of techniques are introduced, their merits discussed and fully working MATLAB code samples supplied to demonstrate how they can be coded and applied. Numerical methods have wide applicability across many scientific, mathematical, and engineering disciplines and are most often employed in situations where working out an exact answer to the problem by another method is impractical. Numerical Methods with MATLAB presents each topic in a concise and readable format to help you learn fast and effectively. It is not intended to be a reference work to the conceptual theory that underpins the numerical methods themselves. A wide range of reference works are readily available to supply this information. If, however, you want assistance in applying numerical methods then this is the book for you.
Categories: Computers

The Imperial Dictionary of the English Language

The Imperial Dictionary of the English Language

Syntactic , Syntactical ( sin - tak'tik , sin- ness . ( Rare . ) Synonymicon ( sin - o - nim'ik - on ) , n . A dictak'tik - al ) , a . ( See SYNTAX ) 1. Conjoined ; Syntonin ( sin'to - nin ) , n . ( Gr . synteino , to tionary of ...

Author: John Ogilvie

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HX5GBH

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

A New Universal Etymological Technological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language

A New Universal Etymological  Technological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language

Pertaining to synovia ; duced barometer : this instrument is abont four secreting synovia . inches long ; it consists of a tube doubled upon SYNTACTIC , sin - tak'tik , a . ( see Syntax . ) itself twice , and very nearly filled with ...

Author: John Craig (Lexicographer)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105015389401

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