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Mind the Gaffe By R L Trask

Mind the Gaffe by R. L. Trask

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Summary

For all those who have ever feared being shown up by using one of the twenty worst words and phrases to be avoided at all costs, or confusing the complex with the complicated, this trouble-shooting guide to common errors in English should be able to help.

Mind the Gaffe Summary

Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English by R. L. Trask

Can anything be described as 'very real'? There are so many obstacles on the way to writing clear, precise ('accurate'?) English ('english'?) that it is a wonder ('wander'?) anyone ('any one' or 'anyone'?) can be understood. Fortunately, all those who have ever feared being shown up by using one of the twenty worst words and phrases to be avoided at all costs, or confusing the complex with the complicated, can now relax and even enjoy a trouble-shooting guide to good writing. Trask's wonderfully readable and authoritative book adjudicates on hundreds of contentious issues from politically correct language to whether to write 'napkin' or 'serviette'.

About R. L. Trask

Larry Trask is the author of such well-received books as The Penguin Guide to Punctuation and The Penguin Dictionary of English Grammar. He was born in western New York State in 1944 and came to England in 1970. He now teaches at the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at the University of Sussex.

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GOR001913093
9780140514766
0140514767
Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English by R. L. Trask
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2002-07-25
320
N/A
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