Business English Projects

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byWalter Wilbur Hatfield

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...write to Mr. Wilson, the principal. 8. This club has been organized for walking out in the country and we will not damage your property in the slightest degree. 9. I am sorry that I could not see you this morning, but if it is convenient for you I can call at your office at 2:30 Friday and then I can explain more fully. 46. Choppiness. On the other hand, untrained writers and speakers and foreigners who have only partially mastered our tongue sometimes produce jerky, disjointed compositions through the use of too many short, simple sentences. The same fault sometimes results from cautions against running two sentences together or putting unrelated ideas into the same sentence. One may be fairly sure that a clause properly belongs to a sentence if he can find a connective which expresses a real relation between the dependent clause (§ 71) and that part of the sentence which it modifies. The following narrative may serve at the same time as an illustration of the weakness and awkwardness resulting from failure to make use of compound and complex sentences, and as material for practice in making smooth effective sentences out of related ideas. This composition was given me by a college-trained man in answer to my request that he write a real narrative of his own youthful experience, using only simple sentences. When he gave it to me he remarked that, with this limitation upon the sentence form, he could not find any way to express some of the ideas he had in mind. In revising this somewhat artificial composition you are to make any changes in phrasing which you find desirable and even alter the order of the ideas as far as you please. A Green Salesman I was eighteen. School would soon be out. I wanted work for the summer. The general sales...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...write to Mr. Wilson, the principal. 8. This club has been organized for walking out in the country and we will not dama...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217691501

ISBN - 13:9780217691505

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