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Where you may get it wrong when writing english


LEON BARKHO

WHERE YOU MAY GET
IT WRONG WHEN
WRITING ENGLISH
A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR
STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND
PROFESSIONALS

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Where You May Get it Wrong When Writing English:
A Practical Guide for Students, Teachers and Professionals
1st edition
© 2016 Leon Barkho & bookboon.com
ISBN 978-87-403-1429-8
Peer review by Carol-Ann Soames, Jönköping University, Sweden


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WHERE YOU MAY GET IT WRONG
WHEN WRITING ENGLISH

CONTENTS

CONTENTS
1

2

3

4

5

Introduction

6

Quoting and Paraphrasing – Introduction

9

Tools

10

Quoting

17

How to Quote

18


Practical Guide

19

Paraphrasing

29

Practical Guide

30

Exercise

36

Subject and Verb Agreement

47

Exercise

48

The Possessive

55

Exercise

58

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WHERE YOU MAY GET IT WRONG
WHEN WRITING ENGLISH

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CONTENTS

Abbreviations and Acronyms

61

Introduction

61

What are They? 

61

How to Deine Them 

61

Points of Grammar and Style

66

Punctuation

69

Guide to Punctuation Marks

70

Exercise

80

Consistency

88

Consistency in the Tense of the Verb

88

Consistency in Listing

90

Consistency in Bullet Points

90

9

Currencies

94

10

The Progressive Tense

98

Exercise

99

7

8

11

12

13

14

15

Pronouns

103

Exercise

103

Sentences

113

What is a Sentence in English?

114

Exercise: Incomplete Sentences

124

Exercise: Awkward Sentences

127

Coherence

141

Exercise

168

Content Words

178

Exercise

178

Friendly Words

194

Index

214

Further reading

219

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