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Unformatted text preview: 593 A a, an . See also Articles ( a, an, the ) a vs . an , 244, 565 ESL challenges with, 242–43, 244–51 omission of, 91, 244–49 Abbreviations, 318–21 capitalization of, 344 Latin, 319 periods with, 310, 318 plurals of, 300–01 abide by (not with ) a decision , 142 Absolute concepts, 202 Absolute phrases commas with, 280 defined, 561 Abstract nouns, 140 Abstracts in APA papers, 512, 516 in databases, 388 Academic writing, 346–80 analysis papers, 346–58 argument papers, 358–71 manuscript formats, 70–72 research papers, 382–410 writing in the disciplines, 357–58. See also APA papers; MLA papers accept, except , 566 according to (not with ), 142 Active reading, 346–49 Active verbs, 80–83. See also Active voice Active voice vs. passive, 81–83, 552 passive transformations, 552 shifts between passive and, 107–08 and wordy sentences, 126 adapt, adopt , 566 AD , BC , 319 Addresses commas with, 282 e-mail and Internet, dividing, 339 numbers in, 322 ad hominem fallacy, 378 Adjective clauses avoiding repetition in, 256–57 defined, 555 punctuation of, 276–77 words introducing, 557 Adjective phrases infinitive, 559–60 participial, 558–59 prepositional, 553–54 punctuation of, 277 Adjectives and absolute concepts, 202 and adverbs, 197–200 comparative and superlative forms of, 200–02 coordinate, commas with, 274 cumulative no commas with, 286–87 order of, 262–64 defined, 536 hyphenated, 337 idiomatic uses with prepositions, 267 as object complements, 548 as subject complements, 199–200, 546 adopt . See adapt, adopt , 566 Adverb clauses defined, 556 punctuation of, 271–73, 288 words introducing, 557 Adverb phrases infinitive, 559–60 prepositional, 553–54 Adverbs. See also Conjunctive adverbs and adjectives, 197–200 comparative and superlative forms of, 200–02 defined, 537 placement of, 259 relative, introducing adjective clauses, 256–57, 555, 557 adverse, averse , 566 Advertisements, writing about, 346–53 advice, advise , 566 Index affect, effect , 566 aggravate , 566 Agreement of pronoun and antecedent, 175–81 with antecedents joined by and , 179 with antecedents joined by or or nor , 179–80 with collective nouns, 179 with generic nouns, 177–78 with indefinite pronouns, 176–77 and sexist language, 177–78 Agreement of subject and verb, 164–75 with collective nouns, 170–71 with company names, 173 with gerund phrases, 173–74 with indefinite pronouns, 169–70 with intervening words, 166–67 with nouns of plural form, singular meaning, 173 standard subject-verb combinations, 167 with subject, not subject complement, 172 with subject after verb, 171 with subjects joined with and , 168 with subjects joined with or or nor , 168–69 with the number , a number , 170 with there is, there are , 171 with titles of works, 173 with units of measurement, 171 with who, which, that , 172–73 with words used as words, 173–74 agree to, agree with , 142, 566 ain’t (nonstandard), 566 Aircraft, italics for names of, 325...
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