Writing English: The Canadian Handbook by William E. Messenger

Writing English: The Canadian Handbook

byWilliam E. Messenger, Jan de Bruyn, Judy Brown

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Crafting a piece of writing, for any variety of rhetorical purposes, requires a fundamental understanding of English. Offering unparalleled guidance to the intricacies of the language, Writing English: The Canadian Handbook is an essential tool for writers, students, business people, andanyone who works with the written word in Canada.In a single volume, this guidebook explains basic rules of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style; how to write comprehensive sentences and organize paragraphs; how to document your work and avoid plagiarism; and much more. The first chapters offer a detailed overview of the conventions oflanguage and parts of speech, giving readers a strong foundation on which to build. Particularly useful is a section devoted to persuasive writing, including advice on developing an argument and using logical reasoning. Filled with numerous Canadian examples to illuminate and clarify, Writing English: The Canadian Handbook is the ultimate authority on Canadian English from the country's reference publisher.

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The late William E. Messenger and Jan de Bruyn were contributing authors to the The Canadian Writer's Handbook, First Edition. Judy Brown is Senior Instructor, English Department, University of British Columbia. Ramona Montagnes is Director, UBC Writing Centre, English Department, University of British Columbia.
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Title:Writing English: The Canadian HandbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.22 inPublished:June 29, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195446585

ISBN - 13:9780195446586

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Understanding Sentences2. Parts of Speech3. Writing Strong Sentences4. Punctuation5. Mechanics and Spelling6. Diction7. Principles of Composition8. Research and WritingAppendix A: Reference SourcesIndex

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"While comprehensive, Writing English provides advice for a wide array of writers that is flexible and alert to context." --Margery Fee, author of the Guide to Canadian English Usage