Templates

Templates

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Beginning with the simple two-word sentence and working up to multi-clause possibilities, Templates shows students how to manipulate syntactic patterns for maximum rhetorical effect. Although it teaches grammar, it does not do so with the goal of correcting mistakes. Rather, it encourages writers to make full use of the complexity and flexibility of English sentence structure. Combining an emphasis on the writing process with both an awareness of audience and a raised consciousness about English grammar, Templates takes a unique approach to sentence-level writing and revision. Exercises throughout the book help students to move from simpler sentence structures to more complex multi-clause constructions. Key features: Emphasizes the rhetorical possibilities of sentence structure Grammatical analysis is demonstrated in terms of syntactic a€œtemplatesa€ Shows how the writer can play to audience awareness of these templates Promotes sentence-level editing as the fine-tuning stage of the writing process Usage issues are presented as choices based on level of formality, rather than as prescriptive rules Includes a glossary of grammatical termsHow about a noun in apposition after the subject: PP S NP V DO PP IO After her dinner, Jill, a dedicated pet owner, gave ... Herea#39;s how this expanded sentence looks in the alternative pattern for this template with the indirect object coming first:anbsp;...


Title:Templates
Author: Stephen Lewis
Publisher:Broadview Press - 2014-12-19
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