A Guide to English in the 21st Century

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Duckworth, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 224 pages
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First published in the 1980s and now thoroughly revised and brought completely up to date, Godfrey Howard "s Guide takes a cool objective look at the standard dos and don "ts of grammar and vocabulary, relating them to the English used by some of the best writers, speakers and broadcasters today. Difficulties over grammar and pronunciation are explained simply and clearly, and there is open advice about four-letter words, racist words and other aspects of English that are usually glossed over. This authoritative reference book, written in a warm person-to-person style with a marvelous collection of examples, quotations and illustrations, will give the reader valuable new insights into the English language.

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
20
Section 3
26
Section 4
37
Section 5
43
Section 6
52
Section 7
64
Section 8
74
Section 20
150
Section 21
152
Section 22
163
Section 23
165
Section 24
172
Section 25
173
Section 26
176
Section 27
191

Section 9
84
Section 10
85
Section 11
94
Section 12
95
Section 13
103
Section 14
110
Section 15
115
Section 16
121
Section 17
124
Section 18
137
Section 19
143
Section 28
192
Section 29
197
Section 30
201
Section 31
206
Section 32
208
Section 33
212
Section 34
214
Section 35
221
Section 36
223
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About the author (2002)

Godfrey Howard studied English at Oxford under such distinguished authorities as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. He has written for the broadcast media and lectured extensively in Europe and the USA on the use of English.

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