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Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier - paperback
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Was That Too Wordy?
If you ever want to feel intimidated, write the review for a book about weak writing, knowing that the author, who has been a professional copy editor and proofreader for many years, will no doubt read it. Was that too wordy? Should I have split it into two sentences? Were my verbs robust enough? Just the fact that I am asking myself these questions points to the walk-away effectiveness of The Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier.
Thorough But Painless
Using a different mystery vignette at the beginning of each chapter, this book will thoroughly but painlessly instruct your children on seven common grammatical mistakes writers often make. Not only will your children learn to recognize these mistakes, but they will also be taught how to avoid them, or in some cases to allow them. For their assignments, your children will be asked to correct each error-ridden vignette. Answers are included, as are a glossary index and a bonus explanation of ten additional Writing Misdemeanors.
Writing is a Must-Have Skill
Communication via writing is one of those must-have skills wherever God leads you. The Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier is the most interesting method I have seen for mastery of clear, readable, and, if you will work at it, electrifying writing. We recommend this book as best suited for high school students through adult, but some Jr. High learners will also appreciate it.
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