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How to Speak and Write Correctly

How to Speak and Write Correctly

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Project Gutenberg's How to Speak and Write Correctly, by Joseph DevlinCopyright laws are changing all over the world. Be sure to check thecopyright laws for your country before downloading or redistributingthis or any other Project Gutenberg eBook.This header should be the first thing seen when viewing this ProjectGutenberg file. Please do not remove it. Do not change or edit theheader without written permission.Please read the "legal small print," and other information about theeBook and Project Gutenberg at the bottom of this file. Included isimportant information about your specific rights and restrictions inhow the file may be used. You can also find out about how to make adonation to Project Gutenberg, and how to get involved.**Welcome To The World of Free Plain Vanilla Electronic Texts****eBooks Readable By Both Humans and By Computers, Since 1971*******These eBooks Were Prepared By Thousands of Volunteers!*****Title: How to Speak and Write CorrectlyAuthor: Joseph DevlinRelease Date: September, 2004 [EBook #6409][Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule][This file was first posted on December 8, 2002][Date last updated: September 8, 2006]Edition: 10Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ASCII*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK HOW TO SPEAK AND WRITE ***Produced by Tom Allen, Charles Franksand the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.
 
HOW TOSPEAK AND WRITECORRECTLY
ByJOSEPH DEVLIN, M.A.Edited byTHEODORE WATERSTHE CHRISTIAN HERALDBIBLE HOUSENEW YORKCopyright, 1910, byTHE CHRISTIAN HERALDNEW YORK
CONTENTS
CHAPTER I REQUIREMENTS OF SPEECHVocabulary. Parts of speech. RequisitesCHAPTER II ESSENTIALS OF ENGLISH GRAMMARDivisions of grammar. Definitions. Etymology.CHAPTER III THE SENTENCEDifferent kinds. Arrangement of words. Paragraph.CHAPTER IV FIGURATIVE LANGUAGEFigures of speech. Definitions and examples. Use of figures.
 
CHAPTER V PUNCTUATIONPrincipal points. Illustrations. Capital letters.CHAPTER VI LETTER WRITINGPrinciples of letter writing. Forms. Notes.CHAPTER VII ERRORSMistakes. Slips of authors. Examples and corrections.Errors of redundancy.CHAPTER VIII PITFALLS TO AVOIDCommon stumbling blocks. Peculiar constructions. Misused forms.CHAPTER IX STYLEDiction. Purity. Propriety. Precision.CHAPTER X SUGGESTIONSHow to write. What to write. Correct speaking and speakers.CHAPTER XI SLANGOrigin. American slang. Foreign slang.CHAPTER XII WRITING FOR NEWSPAPERSQualification. Appropriate subjects. Directions.CHAPTER XIII CHOICE OF WORDSSmall words. Their importance. The Anglo-Saxon element.CHAPTER XIV ENGLISH LANGUAGEBeginning. Different Sources. The present.CHAPTER XV MASTERS AND MASTERPIECES OF LITERATUREGreat authors. Classification. The world's best books.
INTRODUCTION

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