Writing English Prose

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Tenney Brewster

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...of the printed page in calling the attention of the reader to something new or different. They may be single words or phrases: as moreover and furthermore, indicating the addition of new material of like bearing and quality as the old; meanwhile, the sign of something different happening at the same time; hence, therefore, and other words of inference, deduction, and conclusion; as we have seen, referring to the past and anticipating a restatement in different terms; now, consider a moment, calling for new attention; and the many other transitional phrases constantly in use. Transitions may also be complete sentences, looking forward or backward or, as in the opening sentence of the present paragraph, both forward (in the main clause) and backward (in the appositive clause). Sentences of this kind are sometimes called "topical," in that they state the subject or topic of the paragraph or of several paragraphs. Such topical statements do about the same thing,--but less mechanically,--as titles, italics, and black letter type in the "display" of text-books. Topical statements are common in argumentative and expository writing, but are probably not so common in narrative. There are also end transitions, which may often take the form of a summary, or a conclusion, or both. As paragraphs with topical statements are sometimes called "deductive" in that a general statement is followed by examples and detail, so a paragraph with endings is sometimes called "inductive" because a series of details may be followed by a general statement. These terms are evidently used with great looseness; for such paragraphs are rarely deductive or inductive in any strict sense of the term. For example, the "inductive" ending of the present paragraph is to be no...

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...of the printed page in calling the attention of the reader to something new or different. They may be single wo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217339662

ISBN - 13:9780217339667

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