ARTFUL SENTENCHS:Syntax as Style Virginia Tufte ACKNOWLEDGMENTSy thanks go, first of all, to the authors of more t. In Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style, Virginia Tufte presents — and comments on — more than a thousand excellent sentences chosen from the works of authors. Get this from a library! Artful sentences: syntax as style. [Virginia Tufte].
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