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The Quick Reference Plain English Guide By Martin Cutts

The Quick Reference Plain English Guide
by Martin Cutts

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'The Quick Reference Plain English Guide' provides authoritative guidance on how to write plain English using 20 easy-to-follow guidelines covering plain words, sentence length, active and passive verbs, punctuation, grammar, planning, and good organization of points.
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The Quick Reference Plain English Guide by Martin Cutts

Over the last two decades, governments and companies around the world have been encouraged to implement plain English in order to communicate essential information in letters, documents, reports, contracts, and forms in a more clear and understandable way. The Quick Reference Plain English Guide is a practical guide that explains how to write, and communicate information clearly. It provides guidance on how to write better letters, memos, instructions, legal documents, and reports to avoid being obscure, long-winded, and prone to jargon. This guide teaches how to write plain English using 20 easy-to-follow guidelines covering plain words, sentence length, active and passive verbs, punctuation, grammar, planning, and good organization of points. Writing myths are also explored and controversially exploded, such as 'You must not start a sentence with but', and 'You must not split your infinitives'.

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Table of Contents


Writing shorter sentences ... or chopping up snakes; using good punctuation; preferring plain words; seven writing myths explored and exploded; writing tight; conquering grammarphobia; favouring the active voice; planning effectively; using vigorous verbs; using reader-centred structure; using vertical lists; using alternatives to words, words, words; negative to positive; management of colleague's writing; cross-references, cross readers; writing better instructions; clearly non-sexist; lucid legal language; sound starts and excellent endings; clear layout.

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GOR004498030
The Quick Reference Plain English Guide by Martin Cutts
Martin Cutts
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1999-09-30
174
0198662432
9780198662433
N/A
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