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Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English

Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English (Paperback)

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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'.

EducationLanguages with Grant & CutlerEnglishGrammar & vocabularyLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectUsage & Grammar Guides Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 25/07/2002 ISBN-13: 9780140514766  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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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