Chapter 10 - Writing Effective Sentences

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Chapter 10. Writing Effective Sentences © 2010 by Bedford/St. Martin's 1 Use these seven techniques for structuring effective sentences: Use lists. Emphasize new and important information. Choose an appropriate sentence length. Focus on the “real” subject. Focus on the “real” verb. Use parallel structures. Use modifiers effectively.
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Chapter 10. Writing Effective Sentences © 2010 by Bedford/St. Martin's 2 Use these five guidelines for creating effective lists: Set off each listed item with a number, a letter, or a symbol (usually a bullet). Break up long lists. Present the items in a parallel structure. Structure and punctuate the lead-in correctly. Punctuate the list correctly.
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Chapter 10. Writing Effective Sentences © 2010 by Bedford/St. Martin's 3 Use modifiers effectively Distinguish between restrictive and nonrestrictive modifiers. Avoid misplaced modifiers.
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