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This all-new advisor to english is designed to be user-friendly.  Its cutting edge A-to-Z dictionary layout enables you to locate the solutions on your questions about grammar, punctuation, and most well-liked utilization speedy and easily.  Simply search for the matter parts as you'll lookup a observe within the dictionary.  It's simply that easy and time-saving.  A word list of phrases and ample cross-references provide much more support in the event you want it.  Created via a number one professional in linguistics and lexicography.  Covers all crucial components of grammar and style.  A key be aware index for quick access.. transparent, abundant examples.  Up-to-date, glossy, most well-liked educational and company usage.  Portable for faculty, domestic, or office.

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First, a contraction like “didn’t” may not be acceptable if the audience for this statement sets very high, formal standards for writing. It’s better to use “did not” if this sentence is to appear in a school paper, scholarly publication, or some similar place. The dangling preposition “to” might confuse some readers or offend those who apply grammar rules strictly. ” But be sure you know your audience will be that tolerant, and be aware that informal style is not always appropriate. See also dangling modifier, editing, and revision.

Thus passive constructions are no longer so much the rule as the preference of scholarly and scientific writing, which has come to recognize that the observer, actor, or agent whose role is obscured by passive constructions still takes part in and influences activities reported in the passive voice. Writing or speaking in the active voice seems to make that presence more explicit, hence clearer. D. This abbreviation stands for the Latin words “anno Domini” and means “in the year of the Lord” or the time since the birth of Christ.

Speaking of grammar, errors are to common to worry about. The first verbal phrase (“Speaking of grammar”) is a dangling modifier or misplaced modifier that has no clear antecedent, or referent. “Errors” were not speaking of grammar, nor was anything or anyone else in the sentence. Moreover, the form of the phrase does not show whether it is an adjectival usage (modifying a noun) or an adverbial construction (modifying a verb; surely the phrase does not refer to “are”). Most readers will actually “understand” this sentence on a first and rapid reading, but any closer attention will lead to puzzlement, the need to reread and try to figure out what is meant, and a loss of clarity and efficiency of communication.

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