Up to Snuff #80: What’s what in writing?

Up to Snuff #80:  What’s what in writing?

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

(Extracted from “A Pocket Style Manual,” By Diana Hacker, Table of Contents)

Clarity-tightening of wordy sentences, preference for active verbs, repairs dangling modifiers, provide sentence variety, find appropriate voice

Grammar-Make subjects and verbs agree, other problems with verbs, use pronouns with care, use adjectives and adverbs appropriately, repair sentence fragments, revise run-on sentences, review grammar concerns for multilingual writers

Punctuation-the comma, semicolon and colon, apostrophe, quotation marks, other marks

Mechanics-capitalization, abbreviations, numbers and italics, spelling and the hyphen

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