ARTFUL SENTENCHS:Syntax as Style Virginia Tufte ACKNOWLEDGMENTSy thanks go, first of all, to the authors of more t. In Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style, Virginia Tufte presents — and comments on — more than a thousand excellent sentences chosen from the works of authors. Get this from a library! Artful sentences: syntax as style. [Virginia Tufte].

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Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style by Virginia Tufte

John Wyndham, Out of the Deep6 His eyes gleamed angrily. Nov 14, D rated it it was ok. Jan 13, Brad rated it really liked it Shelves: The essence of the past participle is rather its passivity, and it may be used to represent, as it does here, an action per Garol Lee, Ballet in Western Culture, 56 Here in a sentence introduced by a past participial modifier, a niog – rapher describes Nikita Krushchev s responses to books given I hl by his son: Thomas Merton The Behavior of Titans 31, Unlike the tuffe in the past ten se in the syyntax exam exciting moments described virginis are ples, the in the Mostly in a series of short action clausessetof forth present tense, varying types.

At the time, the remark had seemed to him symbolic of her deep, feminine ignorance of what was truly important in life, but he later decided she had aptly described not only ” baseball games but also political campaigns. The two are quite a bit comparable, but this might appeal more vy someone who needs the beginning chapter to be more specific in it’s basic examples.


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Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style

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Her descriptions are clear and well organized, her own sentences often competing with her examples in artfulness. There styel a lot of great analyses in here and useful examples Powers, Morte d’Urban Sean O’Faolain, I Remember! It is, simply, the effect of homes where sickness and adversity prevail instead of the topic sentence that suggests a definition will follow. Jan 05, Abby rated it it was amazing Shelves: Up again, up-up-the wind sentehces the high curved prow and swings it over, the low stern slides into a trough.


He sat again in thefront bench of the chapel. The remaining four are all nouns with modifiers. Henry Miller Henry Miller on Writing passage about the boredom of a news writer. In wtyle, we work hard to make a tidy garden, bordered by pansies with rows or clumps of columbine, petunias bleeding hearts.

This should take you around hours and minutes to read! We could talk about inspiration, or about trances and dream visions or about charms and invocations-all of them linked with poetic traditions of long standing; then we could go one step further and talk-as many have-about the shamanistic role of the writer Atwood and explore the details. Monica’s, Great Plains, She held the paper bag containing two bottles close to her Father Urban got on the train for Duesterhaus, tired.

The vigorous active verbs, a dozen or more describing a player s on-stage p Hysical actions hnd a contrast in the closing lines that include passives a book made ofand being read to portray the comparative quiet ‘ “eading and mental awareness Carol Muske-Dukes poet, novelist. Neglect of this rich mine of information is due in part to the dificulty onefaces in attempting to establish a suitable model in this area for modern quantification techniques that have contributed immeasurably to theformulation of historical generalizations in such areas as economic history and voting patterns.

John Knowles, Indian Summer, 27 ‘ adjective forms: Soul igniting as the blue lights reflect its image back to it, saying, ‘ Lights glowing warm on wicks, inside glass chimneys.