Strictly English

Strictly English

The Correct Way to Write... and Why It Matters

Book - 2010
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"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 presenting it.' Simon Heffer's incisive and amusingly despairing emails to colleagues at the Telegraph about grammatical mistakes and stylistic slips have attracted a growing band of ardent fans over recent years. Now, in his new book Strictly English, he makes an impassioned case for correct English and offers practical advice on how to avoid the solecisms and mangled sentences that increasingly pepper everyday speech and writing. If you have ever been guilty of writing 'different than', if you have ever tortured the language by saying 'Thank you for asking my friend and I', if you have ever confused 'imply' and 'infer', then this book will prove essential reading. It will also reassuringly show you that accuracy and clarity need not be the preserve of an elite- they are within the grasp of anyone who is prepared to take the time to master a few simple rules"
Publisher: London : Random House, 2010.
ISBN: 9781847946300
Branch Call Number: 428
Characteristics: xxx, 322 pages ; 23 cm


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