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Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch

Let Verbs Power your Writing
Hale, Constance (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch


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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.
Authors: Hale, Constance
Title: Vex, hex, smash, smooch
let verbs power your writing
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Co.,, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 395 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
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.
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 15 53 118 133 148 172 173 222
ISBN: 9780393081169
0393081168
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