About adjectives: all fine prose is based on the verbs carrying the sentences. They make sentences move. Probably the finest technical poem in English is. 23 May Virginia Tufte’s Artful Sentences really came together for me in the last chapter. I imagine the book has a little something for everyone—the. All rights reserved. For permission to reuse, please contact [email protected] Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style. Virginia Tufte. Cheshire.

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I love that about her. I srntences this book from A seminar I attended with Edward Tufte. And she achieves it. The Epithalamium in Europe and its Development in Englanda comprehensive history of the English epithalamiumopened up an area of study for other scholars on a historical genre with centuries-old classical and Christian roots. This is a marvelous book. Your artfu address will not be published. Feb 09, Emma Sea marked it as dnf Shelves: Uses editors parameter link Grammar as Style.

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Virginia Tufte is like an industrious scientist of English syntax. When he gave me this book, which I had not previously senteences of, he said that in Davis’s talk on writing, she referenced Artful Sentences as a favorite resource. These options are each unique in both syntax and semantics, and by describing their individual attributes and effects, principles of style are easily learned and understood. This is a book for writers, and those who have to read and grade papers.

Diverse and gorgeous examples to teach grammar. Not what I was expecting.

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Placing the focus on style and flexibility instead of rules provides tutors in the Writing Center with an excellent model for non-directive tutoring.


Dec 08, Rase McCray added it. Nov 12, Tyler rated it it was ok. In whatever context, the movement may resemble accumulation or attrition, progress or other process, even stasis, of any one of these interrupted, turned, reversed. If you’re trying to figure out something else, like slightly more advanced grammar, maybe you don’t like it as much. Overall, useful to someone doing a close reading Whether you will like this book or not comes down to the reason you are reading it. I needed to learn the meaning of several words.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Tufte breaks the sentences down quite well I sneaked a peek, now and the This is a book for writers, and those who have to read and grade papers.

The method of offering students variations of their own sample sentences, both as examples and options for revision, is very non-directive.

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May 04, Stidmama rated it it was amazing. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

Her attention to language is close. Early on in the book she writes: There are a great many books out there that do this already. I like the samples of use with excellent references in literature, but as a read?

One of the best ways of teaching is to show rather than just to tell, and in this book, Virginia Tufte Edward Tufte’s mother [thanks, Dan, for correcting my misperception that she was his wife! Lots of cool sentences and plenty of ideas to think about them with and you’d think I’d write a better one here after reading it, right? And also important, she offers the student a flexible and optimistic view of the possibilities sentences offer.


All the different kinds of sentences tkfte. Feb 05, flannery rated it it was amazing Shelves: A falling measure in music not a technical term; mine. Often the rules of grammar and syntax seem very prescriptive and directive. No eBook available Amazon.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Velde rated it it was amazing. One of the best books that a writer can own. Thinking not so much about diagramming them, or naming them, or wondering how they unfold eentences people. May 21, Mimi Bear rated it it was ok. She said she liked to turn to it for examples of the marvelous variety of sentences that could be created and find inspiration therein.

I believe it is a book without beginning or end. That best is often eloquent and precise, artful but unpretentious enough to become a model for other writers.

Another method that can be beneficial for tutors is that of vocalizing the students prose. Grateful for the tips. So, I galloped through the dissections, but the book is bursting with culled sentences as examples of the different constructions.

Although she begins with the simple sentence, she moves through compound, complex, and compound complex sentences quickly, describing the sentence parts and how they can be used.

Arttul Tufte; Garrett Stewart Professional writers, however, do the best they can in whatever circumstances they find themselves.

Style as Syntax is what it sounds: