The Complete Plain Words

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David R. Godine Publisher, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 288 pages
8 Reviews
This classic guide to the intricacies of the English language provides clear, succinct explanations of such topics as jargon, spelling, punctuation, superfluous words, the overuse or misuse of words, sexist language and the ground rules of grammar.
  

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User Review  - Biblioteka - Goodreads

This book might be old, but its message is relevant. The writer gives ideas on how language is ever changing. He also gives tips on how to communicate more clearly by eliminating verbosity. I can only ... Read full review

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User Review  - Richard Thomas - Goodreads

With Fowler this are my essential sources of both pedantry on proper usage and of sense in clarity of expression. Read full review

Contents

III
1
IV
6
V
10
VI
24
VII
38
VIII
49
IX
70
X
78
XIV
127
XV
146
XVI
152
XVII
176
XVIII
187
XIX
198
XX
270
XXI
274

XI
91
XII
98
XIII
111

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About the author (2002)

Janet Whitcut is an experienced lexicographer and has written widely on English usage. Her previous publications include The Little Oxford Guide to English Usage (with E.S.C. Weiner and Andrew Delahunty). She lives in the United Kingdom.

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