The Elements Of English Composition; A Preparation For Rhetoric

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byL. A. Chittenden, L. A. Chittenden

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... HINTS ON LETTER-WRITING. 1. The greatest charm of a letter lies in simplicity and unaffected ease. This does not, however, imply a lack of painstaking in the composition. To relatives and friends, write frankly and affectionately; to superiors and strangers, respectfully. 2. Do not fill your letters with apologies and mere repetitions; but with chat, news, or information. Business letters should be brief and to the point. 3. Do not neglect to express your affection or respect for your correspondent by the use of the prescribed forms. 4. A letter has two margins. The first is at the top of the page and is an inch and a half in depth, or more if the letter is to be short. The second is at the left of the page, and should not generally be more than a half or three-fourths of an inch, unless the page is wide. 5. Copy and fold with neatness. It is an insult to a correspondent to send a letter carelessly written, or blotted, or awkwardly folded. SUBJECTS FOR LETTER-WRITING. Taking the letters given above as models, write letters on some of the following subjects:--From Dog Dick to his absent master. To Santa Claus. From Dolly to her mistress. To Cousin Fannie, describing Christmas. To Mamma, giving an account of a visit. To Papa, describing some remarkable event. To an absent schoolmate, discussing school matters. To a friend, telling the news. To Papa, stating your opinion of books you are reading. To a friend, giving your opinion of certain public events. PART II. CHAPTER VI. THE PAEAPHEASE. The Paraphrase is a full and exact reproduction of an author's thought in one's own language; it is a sort of translation from the author's language to one's own. It differs from Reproduction in being more minute. RULES FOR THE PARAPHRASE. 1. Do not make...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... HINTS ON LETTER-WRITING. 1. The greatest charm of a letter lies in simplicity and unaffected ease. This does n...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217075487

ISBN - 13:9780217075480

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