Write It Right by Ambrose Bierce

Write It Right

byAmbrose Bierce

Kobo ebook | March 9, 2016

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The author's main purpose in this book is to teach precision in writing; and of good writing (which, essentially, is clear thinking made visible) precision is the point of capital concern. It is attained by choice of the word that accurately and adequately expresses what the writer has in mind, and by exclusion of that which either denotes or connotes something else. As Quintilian puts it, the writer should so write that his reader not only may, but must, understand.

Few words have more than one literal and serviceable meaning, however many metaphorical, derivative, related, or even unrelated, meanings lexicographers may think it worth while to gather from all sorts and conditions of men, with which to bloat their absurd and misleading dictionaries.

Title:Write It RightFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 9, 2016Publisher:@AnnieRoseBooksLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990051543681

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