Writing in Short, Readable and Elegant Style
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Writing in Short, Readable and Elegant Style

Mahmoud Nourmohammadi

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Writing in Short, Readable and Elegant Style

Mahmoud Nourmohammadi

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The main aim of this book is to make writing in general and in particular essay, article and paper writing as easy as possible. By achieving this target, the learners can reduce various kinds of long and complicated clauses in verbless clauses, phrases and even in compound noun or nouns.
Writing in Short, Readable and Elegant Style:
- helps English learners develop their knowledge to improve their skills in writing.
- provides an accessible reference for writing essays, articles and papers in short, elegant and academic style.
- includes practical sections in each chapter improving writing skills.
- provides further practices for making long and complicated paragraphs in short and meaningful paragraphs with answer keys.
- includes a lot of phrases which can be reduced to one word.
- is particularly helpful for removing some unnecessary grammatical rules, saving our time.

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Year
2022
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9781528989480

Chapter 1
Sentence Patterns

BASIC SENTENCE PATTERNS
English sentences, no matter how complex, come from a very few basic sentence patterns. In this unit we shall study these basic sentence patterns systematically as foundations for clear writing and as the basis for building more complex sentence patterns.

Sentence Pattern 1

The first pattern to be discussed is one that is simply limited to actor-action or, to put it another way, to subject-predicate. It has only two basic elements: Noun and Verb. (In sentence pattern 1, as in all the sentence patterns that follow, a pronoun may substitute for a noun.) In this pattern the actor acts, but the action stops with the verb. There are no complements, and there are no objects. The verb in this pattern is called intransitive for the very reason that no action is transferred to an object. Observe the example sentences.



SUBJECT PREDICATE
Noun Verb
That man
He
That banks
Many people
Gas/Electricity
The students
Everyone
The wind
The audience
The telephone
teaches.
works.
opens.
are going.
flows.
are studying.
knows.
below.
began cleaning.
laughed.
Make the above sentences negative. Follow these examples.
That man teaches. That man does not teach.
He doesn’t teach.
Make the sentences above interrogative. Follow these examples.
He works. Does he work?
Doesn’t he work?

Sentence Pattern 2

This pattern is only a slight variation of pattern one. In fact, it is formed simply by adding an adverb complement, which gives some information about the verb. Observe the pattern and the example sentences. Remember that a pronoun may substitute for a noun.

SUBJECT PREDICATE
SUBJECT VERB COMPLEMENT
Noun Verb Adver b (or) Prepositional Phrase
That teacher
He
She
The technician
Mary
The singer
The musician
The teacher
The group
The astronaut
The athlete
She
teaches
teaches
sews
works
is shopping
sings
plays
works
went
was invited
running
sang
in a school.
here.
beautifully.
in a factory.
at supermarket.
well.
there.
hard.
to that theatre.
to mission.
twice a week.
beautifully.
Make all of the above sentences negative. Follow the examples.
That lady works in a shoe store. That lady does not work in a shoe store.
She doesn’t work in a shoe store.
Make all of the sentences above interrogative. Follow the examples.
John goes to the university. Does John go to the university?
Doesn’t John go to the university?

Sentence Pattern 3

In this sentence pattern, a noun or noun-substitute follows the verb. This new element is called a direct object. The verb is called transitive because it transfers the act...

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