How Not To Write by William SafireHow Not To Write by William Safire

How Not To Write

byWilliam Safire

Paperback | July 19, 2005

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"HOW NOT TO WRITE is a wickedly witty book about grammar, usage and style. William Safire, the author of the "New York Times Magazine column "On Language," homes in on the "essential misrules of grammar," those mistakes that call attention to the major rules and regulations of writing. He tells you the correct way to write and then tells you when it is all right to break the rules. In this lighthearted guide, he chooses the most common and perplexing concerns of writers new and old. Each mini-chapter starts by stating a misrule like "Don't use Capital letters without good REASON." Safire then follows up with solid and entertaining advice on language, grammar and life. He covers a vast territory from capitalization, split infinitives (it turns out you can split one if done meaningfully), run-on sentences and semi-colons to contractions, the double negative, dangling participles and even onomatopoeia.
William Safire was born on Dec. 17, 1929. He attended Syracuse University, but dropped out after two years. He began his career as a reporter for The New York Herald Tribune. He had also been a radio and television producer and a U.S. Army correspondent. From 1955 to 1960, Safire was vice president of a public relations firm in New Yor...
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Title:How Not To WriteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.75 × 4.8 × 0.5 inPublished:July 19, 2005Publisher:W W NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:039332723X

ISBN - 13:9780393327236

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