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The Penguin Dictionary Of English Grammar

Author : R. L. Trask
ISBN : UCSC:32106015834879
Genre : English language
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This is a succinct guide to the grammatical laws and idiosyncrasmies that govern the English language. It focuses on current usage.
Category: English language

Mind The Gaffe

Author : R L Trask
ISBN : 9780141941363
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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'.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : Robert Lawrence Trask
ISBN : 9780415200899
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 51.62 MB
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Language: The Basicsprovides a concise introduction to the study of language. Written in an engaging and entertaining style, it encourages the reader to think about the way language works. New features include: * a chapter on 'Language in Use' which introduces pragmatics, metaphor, speech and writing and discourse analysis * a section on sign language * a glossary of key terms * an expanded further reading section Language: the Basicsprovides an overview for students and anyone who's ever been accused of splitting an infinitive.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

American English Grammar

Author : Seth R. Katz
ISBN : 9781000711547
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 64.19 MB
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American English Grammar introduces students to American English in detail, from parts of speech, phrases, and clauses to punctuation and explaining (and debunking) numerous "rules of correctness," integrating its discussion of Standard American grammar with thorough coverage of the past sixty years’ worth of work on African American English and other ethnic and regional non-Standard varieties. The book’s examples and exercises include 500 real-world sentences and longer texts, drawn from newspapers, film, song lyrics, and online media as well as from Mark Twain, Stephen King, academic texts, translations of the Bible, poetry, drama, children’s literature, and transcribed conversation and TV and radio shows. Based on twenty years of classroom testing and revision, American English Grammar will serve as a classroom text or reference that teaches students how to think and talk not only about the mechanics of sentences but also about the deep and detailed soul and nuance of the most widely used language in human history.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Little Green Grammar Book Large Print 16pt

Author : Mark Tredinnick
ISBN : 9781459604544
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 55.68 MB
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What really goes on inside a sentence? What is your subject, and where is your verb, and what is its tense, and where is your modifier, and why does it matter? Where do you need a comma, and where do you not? Why are dashes and semicolons so misunderstood? When is it which and when is it that? In The Little Green Grammar Book, Mark Tredinnick asks and answers the tough grammar questions - big and small - with the same verve and authority readers encountered in The Little Red Writing Book. The Little Green Grammar Book does for grammar what The Little Red Writing Book did for style. It will have you writing like a writer in no time.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Penguin Writers Guides How To Write Effective Emails

Author : R. L. Trask
ISBN : 9780141936697
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 85.35 MB
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The Penguin Writers' Guides series provides authoritative, succinct and easy-to-follow guidance on specific aspects of written English. Whether you need to brush up your skills or get to grips with something for the first time, these invaluable Guides will help you find the best way to get your message across clearly and effectively. Many of us are spending more and more time using emails, especially at work. This practical guide steers you through all the basics and 'netiquette' of emailing strangers, business contacts and colleagues: from setting up an email account, presentation and formatting of your emails to how to avoid offensive blunders and the legal issues surrounding this kind of writing. It offers indispensable guidance for simple and direct writing - including cultural differences, appropriate language and common pitfalls - so that your emails give the best possible impression.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Penguin Dictionary Of American English Usage And Style

Author : Paul W. Lovinger
ISBN : 0142000469
Genre : Reference
File Size : 81.72 MB
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Features more than one thousand primary entries, along with more than two thousand examples of questionable style and the misuse of language, providing valuable lessons for students, writers, and speakers.
Category: Reference

A Student S Dictionary Of Language And Linguistics

Author : Robert Lawrence Trask
ISBN : 0340652675
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 26.73 MB
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This helpful dictionary provides accessible and authoritative explanations of the terms and concepts currently in use in all the major areas of language and linguistics, as well as in the study of the social, anthropological, psychological, and neurological aspects of language. Entries are clearly defined and accompanied by clarifying examples where appropriate. Cross-referenced.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

English For Journalists

Author : Wynford Hicks
ISBN : 9780415170086
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 87.47 MB
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This is a guide not only to the basics of English, but to those aspects of writing, such as reporting speech, house style and jargon which are specific to the language of journalism. Written in an accessible style, beginning with the fundamentals of grammar and the use of English, the te×t contains a summary of the rules of spelling, punctuation and journalistic writing. Each point is illustrated with concise e×amples. This revised and updated edition includes: a discussion of the recent debates surrounding the use of standard and idiomatic English; a new chapter on the use of arithmetic and figures; the correct use and spelling of foreign words together with definitions of commonly used Greek and Latin references; a chapter on broadcast journalism, by Harriett Gilbert, which highlights the problems faced by radio and television journalists; and an updated glossary of journalistic terms and suggestions for further reading.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Write In Style

Author : Richard Palmer
ISBN : 9781136742491
Genre : Education
File Size : 37.14 MB
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Write in Style is aimed at all for whom clarity and accuracy of expression are important skills. All the main styles and grammaticalrules are covered, their sense axplained and vivid examples given of how not to write. Plenty of sound and meticulous advice is offered in a friendly and enthusiastic toneand a large part of the book covers specific types of writing, from essays and articles to minutes and reportage. The many illustrations, examples and exercises throughout help the reader put into practice the techniques and skillds the book explores.
Category: Education