Sentence Basics

Parts of speech are sentence elements that work together to make up a sentence. Just as a car is not a functioning car without all of its synchronized parts working together, a sentence is not a functioning sentence without the correct usage and combination of its essential parts of speech. The difference is that not all basic sentence parts—or parts of speech—have to be included all of the time to actually make up a complete and functioning sentence, but its parts do have to work together accurately for a writer to convey his or her intended ideas.

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  • Glossary of Correct Usage..............................page 28
  • Wordiness and Preciseness......................page 33
  • Redundancy....................page 35
  • Jargon, Slang, & Euphemisms....................page 35
  • Sexist Language..............page 36

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