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By Pamela Rice Hahn

ISBN-10: 0028638999

ISBN-13: 9780028638997

Provides easy principles of grammar and sentence building, exhibits the correct use of punctuation, and discusses variety, examine, and modifying.

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Brake break hair hare we’d weed HYPERBOLE Hyperbole is an exaggeration for emphasis or effect, and its meaning is not meant to be taken literally. g. Everybody who was anybody was there. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again. ) IDIOMS An idiom is an expression that is unique to a language and cannot be understood simply from the meaning of its individual words. ) In other words, the total meaning of an idiom is not the sum of its individual parts: • Down in the dumps • Fell off the wagon • Had a cow • Hit the sack • Pulling your leg • Skating on thin ice • Spilled her guts IDIOMATIC TRANSLATIONS An idiomatic translation is one in which the meaning of the original is translated into forms that best preserve the meaning of the original form.

G. The Web, uniform resource locators, and zip drives are all examples of computer jargon. LEXICONS A lexicon is the dictionary and vocabulary used by people speaking a particular language. MALAPROPISMS A malapropism is a word that sounds like another word with a totally different meaning, used by someone who has mistaken the sound-alike words. g. For all intensive (intents and) purposes, it looked to be a good day. METAPHORS A metaphor is a word, phrase, or figure of speech that denotes one kind of object or idea in place of another; it suggests a likeness or an analogy between them.

Use the appropriate connector to show the relationship: after, although, as, as if, because, before, even if, even though, if, if only, rather than, since, that, though, unless, until, when, where, whereas, wherever, whether, which, while Example: This country continues to have the same problems. People keep electing the same type of unreliable politicians to office. Subordination: This country continues to have the same problems because people keep electing the same type of unreliable politicians to office.

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