Composition And Rhetoric By Practice; With Exercises, Adapted For Use In High Schools And Colleges

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byWilliam Williams

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...great latitude is afforded in the choice of the form of expression. As Variety in this respect is one of the beauties of good composition, pains must be taken to acquire a readiness and tact in substituting one construction for another. How Secured.--Variety of construction may be secured by (1) substituting one kind of phrase or clause for another, (2) by varying the predicate, (3) by combining or expanding sentences, (4) by changing the form. l. Adjectival phrases or clauses may be changed into:--1. Adjectives; as, "A man of virtue"; "A virtuous man." " He assumed a gravity that was ridiculous "; " He assumed a ridiculous gravity." 2. Infinitives; as, " He was the first that entered "; " He was the first to enter." 3. Adverbial Clauses; as, "A man that does not care for music is to be pitied "; "A man, if he does not care for music, is to be pitied." Or: " If a man does not care for music, he is to be pitied." 4. Prepositional Phrases; as, " A man who has little sense, is seldom aware of the fact "; "A man, with little sense, is seldom aware of the fact." 5. Participles or Participial Phrases; as, " Glaciers, which flow down mountain gorges, obey the law of rivers "; " Glaciers, flowing down mountain gorges, obey the law of rivers." 6. Nouns; as, " Let those who win laugh "; " Let the winners laugh." 2. Adverbial phrases or clauses may be changed into:--1. Participles, or Phrases containing Participles; as, "She gave it to me when she was dying "; " She, dying, gave it to me." 2. Imperative Mood; as, " If that be granted, the rest is easily proved "; " Grant that, and the rest is easily proved." 3. Prepositional Phrases; as, "My mother, when she does praise me, grieves me'; "My mother, in praising me, grieves me." 4. Nominative Absolute; as, "...

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...great latitude is afforded in the choice of the form of expression. As Variety in this respect is one of the beauties o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217194249

ISBN - 13:9780217194242

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