100 Ways to Improve Your Writing by Gary Provost

By Gary Provost

This is often the single advisor that anybody who writes--whether pupil, company individual, or specialist writer--should wear the table beside pencil, pen, typewriter, or note processor. choked with expert assistance and a wealth of instructive examples, this helpful, easy-to-use instruction manual may also help remedy any and all writing difficulties.

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CTTATION 33 reference list, non-book titles will appear with sentence punctuation (capitalize the first word, the first word after a colon, In your and no other words except proper nouns and proper adiectives) and without quotation marks: A drunk man looks at the thistle. The layout of the reference list permits this pleasing representation' but in text both the quotation marks and the uppers-and-lowers punctuation are necessary. If there's no way around it, use single quotes inside double quotes: Horn's "Threads in the Makeup of the Verb 'to Be"' [26] puts the case most convincinglY.

Ditto for say yes, say no, say boo, say good-bye, say when. These expressions can introduce a pleasantly colloquial note into scholarly writing if you don't ruin their flavor by mistaking them for quotations. D Edward's favorite sport was saying "No" to his ministers. Edward's favorite sport was saying no to his ministers. The author does not intend to indicate that Edward repeatedly spoke the word "no"; "say no" here means balk or thwart or deny or disappoint. Use the quotation marks only when you mean that the exact word was said.

To some extent, the practice may result from taking assignments with deadly literalness.

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