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By Elizabeth Renzetti

A delectable satirical novel approximately big name tradition, journalism, fact, lies, outcomes — concerning the fictions we inform ourselves and the fictions we inform others.

Augusta rate (not her actual identify) is known in England for enjoying a slatternly barmaid on a evening cleaning soap opera and for falling down inebriated in public. Now, she has no activity, no dating along with her long-lost son, and a tragic scarcity of tranquilizers — yet she has had an implausible hit along with her memoir (which is predicated on a real tale, yet basically very loosely).

But whilst Frances Bleeker — an insecure and never very winning American tabloid journalist — tells Augusta guy she as soon as enjoyed has written a e-book, Augusta turns into terrified that her lifestyles tale should be printed because the net of lies it truly is. She units out on a trans-Atlantic trip from London to California to hunt revenge on her former lover — a trip that would require the reluctant aid of Frances.

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When antecedents are joined by or or nor, the pronoun must agree with the closer antecedent. 9 top 20 19 10 q THE TOP TWENTY their The team frequently changed its positions to get varied experience. ^ A collective noun can be either singular or plural, depending on whether the people are seen as a single unit or as multiple individuals. q or her Every student must provide his own uniform. ^ With a singular antecedent that can refer to either a man or a woman, you can use his or her, he or she, and so on.

Unnecessary comma 8. Unnecessary or missing capitalization 9. Missing word 10. Faulty sentence structure 11. Missing comma with a nonrestrictive element 12. Unnecessary shift in verb tense 13. Missing comma in a compound sentence 14. Unnecessary or missing apostrophe (including its/it’s) 15. Fused (run-on) sentence 16. Comma splice 17. Lack of pronoun-antecedent agreement 18. Poorly integrated quotation 19. Unnecessary or missing hyphen 20. Sentence fragment 1 q Wrong word precedence Religious texts, for them, take prescience over other kinds of sources.

If your project is long or complex, you may want to use brief summary statements between sections, but be careful to avoid unnecessary repetition. Look at how one student, Killeen Hansen, opens an essay entitled “A Book Is a Book Is a Book”: Think of a corkscrew: a generic corkscrew with a handle and a screw, meant to remove the cork from wine bottles. Would or could this corkscrew be a book? How would one read it? Where are the words? Most people would say no, the corkscrew cannot be a book.

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