Memorandum 1 - Robert Treyes UCI Tech Writing 2:00-3:20...

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Robert Treyes UCI Tech Writing 2:00-3:20 Memorandum Date: January 15, 2008 To: UCI Tech Students From: Robert Treyes RE: Four Rules from The Elements of Style This is the first set of rules from The Elements of Style . The first four rules focus highly on grammar and proper use of it. More specifically, they aim towards proper use of commas and apostrophes. It goes over a rules ranging from: possessive nouns, conjunctions, parenthetic expressions, and conjunctions. These rules are basic but are commonly misused by many writers. Rule 1: Form the possessive singular of nouns by adding’s. This rule is the most simple and straightforward compared to the other rules. This rule states to use an “‘s” after using a possessive noun. The rule is quite useful since there is plenty of confusion if a “’s” should be added to the end of any nouns ending in s. In addition, an exception to the rule is the possessiveness of ancient proper names ending in –es and –is. Furthermore, possessive nouns should never have an apostrophe except for
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