Methods and theories of Garie’s editing practice

The following includes key study areas, subjects and their purpose that inform the practice (methods and theories) of Garie McIntosh's process-method. Content for each study area is COMING SOON!

Grammatical forms, i.e., complementizers, complements and noun phrases


To bring focus to these fundamental forms in English and how the language itself works

  1. The complementizer as a functional category (part of speech)
  2. Pronominalization of complementizers
  3. Wh-complementizers
  4. Types of complements
  5. The two types of complex noun phrases



To bring focus to syntactic functions, i.e., the grammatical relationship of one constituent to another

  1. Nominal clauses: identifying defining relative clauses (DRCs), nominal relative clauses and interrogativewh-clauses
  2. The syntactic structure of coordination

Principles and rules


To illustrate how certain structures are formed and the rules that govern their formation

  1. Reducing relative clauses
  2. The No-Touch rule



To illustrate the use and importance of tense, aspect, and modality and/or mood (an expression or its meaning)

  1. Verbals
  2. What tense is
  3. Grammatical notions of tense & aspect
  4. Linguistic modality
  5. Grammatical moods

Writing operations and constructs


To being focus to how one can achieve a diplomatic, polemic or trenchant effect in narrative

  1. Enunciative operations
  2. Nominalization
  3. Appositive relative clauses (ARCs)