Foley, Louis
January 1966
Journal of Business Communication;Winter66, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p37
Academic Journal
A reprint of the article from the February 1955 issue of the "Babson Institute Alumni Bulletin" is presented, discussing writing and sentence structure. The author provides examples of poor sentence structure and lack of verb-noun agreement in several books and periodicals. Many writers fail to see a sentence as a whole before they start to write it.


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