Strictly English: The Correct Way To Write... And Why It Matters

Paperback | October 17, 2011

bySimon Heffer

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""Be in no doubt: the beer was drunk but the man drank the beer."" A master English stylist shows how it's done.
Simon Heffer's incisive and amusingly despairing emails to colleagues at the""the" Daily""Telegraph" about grammatical mistakes and stylistic slips have found their way on to the internet and have attracted a growing band of ardent fans over recent years. Now he makes an impassioned case for an end to the sloppiness that has become a hallmark of everyday speech and writing, and shows how accuracy and clarity are within the grasp of anyone who is prepared to take the time to master a few simple rules. If you wince when you see "different than" in print, or are offended by people who think that "infer" and "imply" mean the same thing, then this book will provide reassurance that you are not alone. If you have a suspicion that it is wrong to say "the car collided with the tree" but are not quite sure why, then it will set you straight. And if you believe that precise and elegant English really does matter, then it will prove required reading.

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""Be in no doubt: the beer was drunk but the man drank the beer."" A master English stylist shows how it's done. Simon Heffer's incisive and amusingly despairing emails to colleagues at the""the" Daily""Telegraph" about grammatical mistakes and stylistic slips have found their way on to the internet and have attracted a growing band of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.81 × 5.12 × 0.81 inPublished:October 17, 2011Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099537931

ISBN - 13:9780099537939

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