The Careful Writer

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 1, 1995 - Education - 487 pages
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The definitive writers’ handbook of alphabetized entries that provides answers to questions of use, meaning, grammar, punctuation, precision, logical structure, and color.

The Careful Writer is a concise yet thorough handbook, covering in more than 2,000 alphabetized entries the problems that give (or should give) writers pause before they set words to paper. It is perhaps the liveliest and most entertaining reference work for writers of our time—delighting while it instructs and amusing even as it scolds and cajoles the reader into skillful, persuasive, and vivid writing. The Careful Writer, Mr. Bernstein’s major work on usage, is an indispensible desk reference, and a perennial source of continuing reading pleasure.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
63
Section 3
87
Section 4
128
Section 5
154
Section 6
177
Section 7
198
Section 8
209
Section 14
286
Section 15
307
Section 16
324
Section 17
377
Section 18
382
Section 19
404
Section 20
439
Section 21
458

Section 9
221
Section 10
246
Section 11
248
Section 12
252
Section 13
268
Section 22
462
Section 23
470
Section 24
486
Section 25
489
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