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By Bruce Kaplan

An previous model of modifying Made effortless, released in Bruce Kaplan's local Australia, has turn into a best-selling source for writers in a lot or the English-speaking global. a result of diversified spellings and conventions of yankee English, it's been unavailable here--until now. the hot e-book is punctiliously revised, up-to-date, multiplied, and Americanized. It keeps the sights of the original--friendly, easy-to-understand principles for enhanced writing. It's a brief learn, and a straightforward reference for anyone who desires to converse essentially with American English. The ebook is non-technical in its process. It doesn't conceal grammatical phrases equivalent to current excellent revolutionary or correlative conjunctions. It boils grammar and elegance right into a few easy principles that may serve you good even if you're a journalist, a scholar, a novelist, a company government, a blogger, or anyone else who want to make powerful use of written language.

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Wrong: The paper which she held was wet and torn. 38 editing made easy Of course, there are many other uses for which that do not require commas. For example: She asked which cup she should use. In this case which does not start a clause, so there is no comma. Also there are many other ways in which that can be used, as in: Where has my idiot roommate taken that computer? Or: Where is that pen? If you are not sure whether to use that or which, try the sentence both ways. If both sound acceptable, then use that.

The cat was hungry. Or: The hungry cat waited patiently beside its food bowl. Another example: The teacher looked at his student coldly. His lips were curled in a sneer. Whose lips? The context indicates that the teacher is sneering. But the pronoun his refers to the last noun, the student. We solve the problem by repeating the teacher. We then have: The teacher looked at his student coldly. The teacher’s lips were curled in a sneer. Or: The teacher, his lips curled in a sneer, looked at his student coldly.

His lips were curled in a sneer. Whose lips? The context indicates that the teacher is sneering. But the pronoun his refers to the last noun, the student. We solve the problem by repeating the teacher. We then have: The teacher looked at his student coldly. The teacher’s lips were curled in a sneer. Or: The teacher, his lips curled in a sneer, looked at his student coldly. Either way, there is now no ambiguity. The teacher is sneering. 54 editing made easy feeling single, seeing plural more tricky pronouns A curse upon those pronouns.

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