Speaking Writing Articles
A participle or participial phrase is naturally referred to t...
In Figurative Language we employ words in such a way th...
Homer, Dante, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Goethe.
A Or An
A becomes an before a vowel or before h mute for the sake of ...
Purity of style consists in using words which are reputable, ...
Prepositions And The Objective Case
Don't forget that prepositions always take the objective case...
A sentence is an assemblage of words so arranged as to ...
Harmony is that property of style which gives a smoothness to...
Diction - Purity - Propriety - Precision.
Propriety of style consists in using words in their proper sense and as
in the case of purity, good usage is the principal test. Many words have
acquired in actual use a meaning very different from what they once
possessed. "Prevent" formerly meant to go before, and that meaning is
implied in its Latin derivation. Now it means to put a stop to, to
hinder. To attain propriety of style it is necessary to avoid confounding
words derived from the same root; as respectfully and respectively;
it is necessary to use words in their accepted sense or the sense which
everyday use sanctions.