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This textbook is designed to augment the pondering and writing abilities that scholars want for either educational and occupational good fortune. It is helping to arrange scholars for the verbal parts of the SAT, PSAT, ACT, GED, and GRE and provides how you can go writing exams frequently required for promotion/graduation and on-the- task writing assignments.

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In the following examples, expository Subject-Active Verb-Direct Object and Subject-Passive Verb-Agent sentences are used that do not allow us to hear the cited author’s or the writer’s voices: (14) In a similar vein, Fritz et al. [57] developed a “Haptic Graphing” technique using the PHANTOM device to allow blind and visually impaired users to explore the plot of two- and three-dimensional functions, and discrete data points in space.  TE3 (15) Munzner and Burchard [78] present a visualisation of the structure of a section of the World Wide Web (WWW).

Studies from this perspective perceive the writer’s interpersonal strategies as expressions of politeness. Positive politeness strategies aim at emphasising shared knowledge and generally accepted claims, so as to enhance solidarity inside the discipline community. Negative politeness strategies help the writer to show respect and deference towards the reader’s opinion. Brown and Levinson (1987) studied speech acts on the basis of the concept of face or public self-image, which they treated as basic wants reflected in individual action.

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