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Strictly English

Author : Simon Heffer
ISBN : 9781446474792
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Be in no doubt: the beer was drunk but the man drank the beer." "We must avoid vulgarities like 'front up'. If someone is 'fronting up' a television show, then he is presenting it." Simon Heffer's incisive and amusingly despairing emails to colleagues at the The Daily Telegraph about grammatical mistakes and stylistic slips have attracted a growing band of ardent fans over recent years. Now, in his new book Strictly English, he makes an impassioned case for an end to the sloppiness that has become such a hallmark of everyday speech and writing, and shows how accuracy and clarity are within the grasp of anyone who is prepared to take the time to master a few simple rules. If you wince when you see "different than" in print, or are offended by people who think that "infer" and "imply" mean the same thing, then this book will provide reassurance that you are not alone. And if you believe that precise and elegant English really does matter, then it will prove required reading.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Simply English

Author : Simon Heffer
ISBN : 9781446473801
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 90.32 MB
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In his best-selling Strictly English Simon Heffer explained how to write and speak our language well. In Simply English he offers an entertaining and supremely useful A–Z guide to frequent errors, common misunderstandings and stylistic howlers. What is the difference between amend and emend, between imply and infer, and between uninterested and disinterested? When should one put owing to rather than due to? Why should the temptation to write actually, basically or at this moment in time always be strenuously resisted? How does one use an apostrophe correctly, ensure that one understands what alibi really means, and avoid the perils of the double negative? With articles on everything from punctuation to tabloid English to adverbs and adjectives, Simply English is the essential companion for anyone who cares about the language and wants to use it correctly.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Complete Ielts Bands 5 6 5 Workbook Without Answers With Audio Cd

Author : Mark Harrison
ISBN : 9781107401969
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 23.33 MB
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Complete IELTS Bands 5-6.5 Workbook without Answers features 8 topic based units for homework and self-study which cover reading, writing and listening skills, further practise in the grammar and vocabulary taught in the Student's Book and an Audio CD containing all the listening material for the Workbook.
Category: Foreign Language Study

An English Grammar

Author : Lindley Murray
ISBN : HARVARD:32044018912147
Genre : English language
File Size : 23.67 MB
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Category: English language

English Surnames

Author : Mark Antony Lower
ISBN : PRNC:32101068577038
Genre : Names, Personal
File Size : 48.96 MB
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Category: Names, Personal

Elements Of English Grammar

Author : Jonathan Morgan
ISBN : NYPL:33433082310974
Genre : English language
File Size : 60.65 MB
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Category: English language

The Oxford Dictionary Of English Grammar

Author : Sylvia Chalker
ISBN : 9780191579189
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 71.45 MB
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English grammar has changed a great deal since the beginning of the Twentieth Century, and it is a subject that can provide a complex minefield of uncertainties within the language. This accessible and comprehensive dictionary comes to the aid of both the general reader and the student or teacher, offering straightforward and immediate A-Z access to 1,000 grammatical terms and their meanings. All the currently accepted terms of grammar are included, as well as older, traditional names, controversial new coinages, and items from the study of other languages. Concise definitions of the wider subject of linguistics, including phonetics and transformational grammar, are accompanied by examples of language in use, and frequent quotations from existing works on grammar.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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