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Plain Words

Rebecca Gowers, Ernest Gowers - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2014 - 320 pages
'Be short, be simple, be human.' When Sir Ernest Gowers first wrote Plain Words, it was intended simply as a guide to the proper use of English for the Civil Service. Within a ...
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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage: The Classic First Edition

H. W. Fowler - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2009 - 832 pages
No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became the ...
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Strictly English: The correct way to write ... and why it matters

Simon Heffer - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2011 - 352 pages
"Be in no doubt: the beer was drunk but the man drank the beer." "We must avoid vulgarities like 'front up'. If someone is 'fronting up' a television show, then he is ...
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How to Write

Alastair Fowler - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2006 - 224 pages
How to Write is an introductory guide to writing, aimed at people who think they can't write, or for whom writing is an ordeal. Broken down into short topic-based chapters on ...
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Simply English: An A-Z of Avoidable Errors

Simon Heffer - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2014 - 400 pages
In his best-selling Strictly English Simon Heffer explained how to write and speak our language well. In Simply English he offers an entertaining and supremely useful A–Z guide ...
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Miss Thistlebottom's Hobgoblins: The Careful Writer's Guide to the Taboos ...

Theodore M. Bernstein - Reference - 1971 - 264 pages
Once you recall that Miss Thistlebottom was your elementary-school teacher who laid down all manner of taboos concerning the use of language, you will have an idea of what this ...
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