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The Complete Plain Words

Gowers, Ernest

ISBN 10: 087923850X / ISBN 13: 9780879238506
Published by David R. Godine, 1988
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: The Complete Plain Words

Publisher: David R. Godine

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Good

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Covers the issues in the choice and handling of words - will energise anyone with a writing job to do. Offers a checklist of words and phrases to be used with care - will save many a writer from committing embarrassing blunders by writing something unintended, misleading or downright foolish.

About the Author:

Sir Ernest Gowers was born in 1880 and served in a number of illustrious occupations. He advised numerous commissions and committees on a wide variety of subjects from work conditions to the preservation of historic houses. Sidney Greenbaum was a Director of the Survey of English Usage and was the author of many books on grammar and linguistics. Janet Whitcut has worked on a number of prestgious dictionaries and is now a freelance writer with a special interest in langauge.

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