Grammar for Writers

by C. Beth Burch



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/2/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 448
ISBN : 9781480838666
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 448
ISBN : 9781480838680
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 448
ISBN : 9781480838673

About the Book

This lively textbook on grammar helps writers of all abilities understand how the English language functions in contemporary life.

It begins with a close examination of sentence patterns, word classes, and syntactical transformations, laying a structural base for understanding usage. Examples from a variety of published writers further your understanding of writing well from a rhetorical and stylistic perspective.

Whether you’re a beginning student, an advanced grammarian, or someone who wants to know more about how language works and how to use it, this textbook gives you what you need. Learn how to
• manipulate, join, and transform patterns that undergird sentences;
• write sentence patterns, transformations, and figures to establish habits of strong and varied sentence building;
• compare kinds of grammatical and rhetorical structures and their effects on readers; and
• analyze sentences and chunks of text for grammatical underpinnings and rhetorical effect.

Become a better writer by understanding grammar, usage, and punctuation with the explanations, examples, and exercises in Grammar for Writers.

About the Author

C. Beth Burch is a professor of Judaic Studies and the former Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Binghamton University, SUNY. She is the author of three composition and grammar books and numerous articles on writing, language, English pedagogy, and Jewish American literature. She has taught grammar, writing and other courses at Binghamton University, The University of Alabama, and Purdue University. She has three sons and lives with her husband and two standard poodles in Binghamton, New York.