Essai Ernest Gowers The Complete Plain Words

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The Complete Plain Words

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9780117011212: The Complete Plain Words

Covers the issues in the choice and handling of words - will energise anyone with a writing job to do. Offers a checklist of words and phrases to be used with care - will save many a writer from committing embarrassing blunders by writing something unintended, misleading or downright foolish.

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Sir Ernest Gowers was born in 1880 and served in a number of illustrious occupations. He advised numerous commissions and committees on a wide variety of subjects from work conditions to the preservation of historic houses. Sidney Greenbaum was a Director of the Survey of English Usage and was the author of many books on grammar and linguistics. Janet Whitcut has worked on a number of prestgious dictionaries and is now a freelance writer with a special interest in langauge.

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The writer who wants to present his ideas clearly and with force by eschewing jargon and sticking to plain words should first read Gowers... --Jacques Barzun and Henry F. Graff, The Modern Researcher

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