The essentials of prose composition by James Morgan HartThe essentials of prose composition by James Morgan Hart

The essentials of prose composition

byJames Morgan Hart

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... general principle that clearness is secured through the proper position of words. In the following discussion of Clearness, also in the sections upon Force and Ease, sentences will not be classified according to their form; Conditioned and Unconditioned Statements will be examined indiscriminately. 20. Pronouns and Pronominal Clauses.--In English grammar a pronoun refers to the noun immediately preceding. The rule admits of a few exceptions. Thus, the personal pronoun he can refer to a masculine antecedent only; she, to a feminine only. Also who, whom, must refer to antecedent persons; which, to things. The only safe principle to observe in writing is this: Never let any noun stand between the pronoun and the noun to which the pronoun really refers. To this may be added: Never permit any construction in which the pronoun may refer to more than one antecedent in the same sentence, or even in the same connection. Men do not want to see things as they are. They look at things from ///«Vown point of view, and praise or condemn them according as they serve or hinder their ends. If Shakespeare had written a book on the motives of human action, it is by no means certain that it would have been a good one.--Macaulay. // this index arranges foreign fiction as well as English, but in every case where a good English translation of the book exists, it is included in the references. On the first appearance of the volume in 1785, it gave rise to a certain amount of criticism. Men do not want to see a tiling as it is. They look at it from their own point of view, and praise or condemn it according as it serves or hinders their ends. If Shakespeare had written a book on the motives of human action, there is no certainty that the book would have been a good one. It i...

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Title:The essentials of prose compositionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217114237

ISBN - 13:9780217114233

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