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Index - Pg. 305

305 Index A abbreviations, 176, 177, 178 abridged dictionaries, 148, 150 accusative case (see objective case) acronyms, 178 action verbs, 27 active sentences creating, 228, 229 active voice, 13, 55, 228 Adams, Franklin P, 3 adjectival phrases, 105, 107 adjective clauses, 119, 120, 121 relative clauses, 120 adjectives, 35, 36, 37 adverbs compared, 76, 77 articles, 36 common adjectives, 35 comparative levels, 78, 79, 80 comparitive degree, 78 compound adjectives, 36 indefinite adjectives, 36 irregular adjectives, 79, 80 linking verbs using after, 80, 81, 82 positive degree, 78 proper adjectives, 36 rules, 82 superlative degree, 78, 79, 80 adverb clauses, 118, 119 adverbial phrases, 105, 107 adverbs, 37, 38, 39 adjectives compared, 76, 77 common non -ly adverbs, 37 comparative degree, 78 comparative levels, 78, 79, 80 conjunctive adverbs, 38, 39 irregular adverbs, 79, 80 misuse of, 14 positive degree, 78 rules, 82 superlative degree, 78, 79, 80 affect effect compared, 233 agreement, 85, 91 collective nouns, 87, 88 indefinite pronouns, 88, 89, 90 number plural, 86, 87, 92, 93 singular, 86 pronouns antecedents, 93, 94, 95 rules, 85 subjects, 91, 92 Allan, John, 194 American Heritage Dictionary, The (i), 149 antecedents, 39 pronoun references, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74 pronouns agreement, 93, 94, 95 placement, 14 anxious eager compared, 233 apostrophes, 14, 168, 169 apposition, 160 appositive phrases, 106, 108, 109, 110 appositives, 107, 108 Arabian Nights, The (i), 209 archaic words, 234 Archimedes, 3 argumentation, 208, 209, 210 articles, 36 definite articles, 36 nouns, 26 indefinite articles, 36 as, like (i), 103 assure ensure compared, 234 audience considering, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207 empathy, 203 survey, 203 aural oral compared, 235 Austen, Jane, 198 authentic genuine compared, 234 B bad news messages composing, 262, 263, 264 bad, badly (i), 81 base form verbs, 45 basic form tenses, 45 bias-free language, 243, 244, 245 Bierce, Ambrose, 180 block style, 254 brackets, 167 bureaucratic language, 246, 247 business letters, 254 designing, 253 formats, 254, 255 buzzwords, 224 C capitalization, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176 Capote, Truman, 193 case, 58 nominative form (subjective) of pronouns, 59