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How to Speak and Write Correctly, by Joseph Devlin

How to Speak and Write Correctly, by Joseph Devlin

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The little book goes forth--a finger-post on the road of language
pointing in the right direction. It is hoped that they who go according
to its index will arrive at the goal of correct speaking and writing.
The little book goes forth--a finger-post on the road of language
pointing in the right direction. It is hoped that they who go according
to its index will arrive at the goal of correct speaking and writing.

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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 WRITECORRECTLYByJOSEPH DEVLIN, M.A.Edited by
 
THEODORE WATERSTHE CHRISTIAN HERALDBIBLE HOUSENEW YORKCopyright, 1910, byTHE CHRISTIAN HERALDNEW YORKCONTENTSCHAPTER IREQUIREMENTS OF SPEECHVocabulary. Parts of speech. Requisites.CHAPTER IIESSENTIALS OF ENGLISH GRAMMARDivisions of grammar. Definitions. Etymology.CHAPTER IIITHE SENTENCEDifferent kinds. Arrangement of words. Paragraph.CHAPTER IVFIGURATIVE LANGUAGEFigures of speech. Definitions and examples. Use of figures.CHAPTER VPUNCTUATIONPrincipal points. Illustrations. Capital letters.CHAPTER VILETTER WRITINGPrinciples of letter writing. Forms. Notes.CHAPTER VIIERRORSMistakes. Slips of authors. Examples and corrections. Errors of redundancy.CHAPTER VIIIPITFALLS TO AVOIDCommon stumbling blocks. Peculiar constructions. Misused forms.CHAPTER IXSTYLEDiction. Purity. Propriety. Precision.CHAPTER XSUGGESTIONSHow to write. What to write. Correct speaking and speakers.CHAPTER XI
 
SLANGOrigin. American slang. Foreign slang.CHAPTER XIIWRITING FOR NEWSPAPERSQualification. Appropriate subjects. Directions.CHAPTER XIIICHOICE OF WORDSSmall words. Their importance. The Anglo-Saxon element.CHAPTER XIVENGLISH LANGUAGEBeginning. Different Sources. The present.CHAPTER XVMASTERS AND MASTERPIECES OF LITERATUREGreat authors. Classification. The world's best books.INTRODUCTIONIn the preparation of this little work the writer has kept one end inview, viz.: To make it serviceable for those for whom it is intended,that is, for those who have neither the time nor the opportunity, thelearning nor the inclination, to peruse elaborate and abstruse treatiseson Rhetoric, Grammar, and Composition. To them such works are as goldenclosed in chests of steel and locked beyond power of opening. This bookhas no pretension about it whatever,--it is neither a Manual of Rhetoric,expatiating on the dogmas of style, nor a Grammar full of arbitrary rulesand exceptions. It is merely an effort to help ordinary, everyday peopleto express themselves in ordinary, everyday language, in a proper manner.Some broad rules are laid down, the observance of which will enable thereader to keep within the pale of propriety in oral and written language.Many idiomatic words and expressions, peculiar to the language, have beengiven, besides which a number of the common mistakes and pitfalls havebeen placed before the reader so that he may know and avoid them.The writer has to acknowledge his indebtedness to no one in _particular_,but to all in _general_ who have ever written on the subject.The little book goes forth--a finger-post on the road of languagepointing in the right direction. It is hoped that they who go accordingto its index will arrive at the goal of correct speaking and writing.CHAPTER IREQUIREMENTS OF SPEECHVocabulary--Parts of Speech--RequisitesIt is very easy to learn how to speak and write correctly, as for all

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