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Vex, hex, smash, smooch : let verbs power your writing /

Helps aspiring writers understand the importance of using powerful verbs in their work through examples of brilliant writing and presents a linguistic history to demonstrate how language and writing has evolved over time. Full description

Main Author: Hale, Constance.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2012
Edition: 1st ed.
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Contents: Introduction: The Power and Pizzazz of Verbs -- Me Tarzan, You Jane: The world before verbs -- Up! Cup! Tadatz! Our first sentences -- Bastard Verbs: A new angle on the Angles -- Grammar Wars: The tension between chaos and control -- I Came, I Saw, I Conquered: The dynamics of verbs -- Verb Tenses: A rose is a rose is a rose. Until it dies. Then it was a rose -- Passive Restraint: Understanding the voice of verbs -- Be There or Be Square: Time to master moods -- Predicate Etiquette: Making the back end of a sentence behave -- Verbal Dexterity: Playing with participles and other cross-dressers -- Two-Stroke Engines: Pair a verb with a particle and---presto! -- Headache Verbs: Odd usages and other sources of confusion -- Epilogue : Got Style? -- Appendix 1 : Chomp---or, um, Chomsky---on this -- Appendix 2 : Each of these cases are complicated. Is complicated? -- Appendix 3 : When it comes to dictionaries, be polygamous -- Appendix 4 : Those sneaky irregular verbs -- Appendix 5 : Phrasal verbs: What's up, what's down -- Appendix 6: More migraines.
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