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The Queen's English: And How to Use It
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The Queen's English: And How to Use It (Hardback)

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What is good English, and why do we need it? The Queen's English shows how the English language, used properly, has great power to instruct, move and entertain people, but used incorrectly, can lead to a lack of clarity and confusion. This book informs in a light-hearted way, reminding readers how to use the basics of grammar, punctuation and spelling, as well as further teaching them new tips and tricks of style, rhetoric, vocabulary and the use of foreign phrases, to give their writing and speech a stylish and impressive flair. The book also shows the perils of using language incorrectly, offering extremely (if unintentionally) humorous examples of where bad English can cause one thing to mean something entirely different! Authoritative yet entertaining, and illustrated with pithy drawings, this is the ideal book for anyone who strives for clear, stylish and accurate communication.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectUsage & Grammar GuidesLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsHistorical & comparative linguisticsSport & Hobbies Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd Publication Date: 02/09/2010 ISBN-13: 9781843174820  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr Bernard C. Lamb is President of the Queen's English Society and is a published author. The Queen's English Society is a registered charity which has become a recognized authority on 'proper' English.

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