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Paragraph-writing

byFred Newton Scott

Paperback | January 10, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Part III. APPENDICES. APPENDIX A. ? 1. Criticise the following paragraphs, pointing out violations of the laws of unity, selection, proportion, and sequence. Rewrite, varying the form of expression without changing the idea. (See Introductory (c).) If a boy who comes to town can begin by paying his way in the most economical manner, he will do remarkably well. The chances are against his doing as much as that, so great is the demand for places. Some men even pay to have their sons taken into great mercantile establishments, though the general experience of merchants is that the boys who come from poorer homes and have been brought up to hard work are more likely to push ahead. Natives and foreigners who have learned frugality and have known hardship from their boyhood, are getting ahead of those brought up more tenderly. 1 Yet, as I said before, a country boy who must earn his own supj ort from the very beginning should not risk his fortune in a great city until he has found an actual opening there. It is better for him to compel fortune where he is; to improve the chance nearest to his hand ;J this country is increasing so rapidly in population and in the variety of its industries and their demands that throughout its extent new opportunites for a career are constantly arising. 2 Probably the United States will contain at least 200,000,000 of people by the time boys who read this paper have reached middle life, and are in the prime of their manly power. New cities will grow up by the hundred and new outlets for energy and enterprise will rise.1 The twentieth century is at hand and it will bring abundance of work and plentiful opportunities for every boy of to-day who lives to enjoy its light and participate in its progress. The chances of fortune in the f...
Title:Paragraph-writingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217738702

ISBN - 13:9780217738705

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