Alpha Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in 24 Hours by Pamela Rice Hahn

By Pamela Rice Hahn

Provides simple ideas of grammar and sentence development, exhibits the right kind use of punctuation, and discusses type, examine, and enhancing.

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Play a game to see how many rhyming words you can use in a sentence. This stuff is allowed to be fun, too. ) RHYTHM Rhythm is the repetition of stressed and unstressed syllable patterns rather than sounds. g. The lonely pirate filled his fraying sack with coins of shining gold. Your Mountain Dew is chilled and poured inside a frosted mug. SARCASM Sarcasm, while similar to irony, is more intense and is intended to have a negative impact. Sarcasm is another example of the use of words by a speaker or author who does not intend them to be taken literally.

2. Ask yourself what the subject (The pain) does. ” That is the complete predicate. 3. Make up a sentence with a subject and a complete predicate. The simple predicate is the essential verb or verb phrase without which the sentence would be incomplete. To check for the simple predicate 1. ” 2. Try removing each word until you identify which one is necessary to the sentence. 23 24 Hour 2 If the sentence makes sense with just the word you identified, you have found your simple predicate. The answer is: The pain from a headache … persists ….

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again. ) IDIOMS An idiom is an expression that is unique to a language and cannot be understood simply from the meaning of its individual words. ) In other words, the total meaning of an idiom is not the sum of its individual parts: • Down in the dumps • Fell off the wagon • Had a cow • Hit the sack • Pulling your leg • Skating on thin ice • Spilled her guts IDIOMATIC TRANSLATIONS An idiomatic translation is one in which the meaning of the original is translated into forms that best preserve the meaning of the original form.

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