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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

R L Trask

For 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, this trouble-shooting guide to common errors in English should be able to help.
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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'.

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

Edition -

Author - R L Trask

ISBN 13 - 9780140514766

Imprint - Penguin Books Ltd

Publisher - Penguin Books Ltd

Date Published - 25/07/2002

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No. of pages -

Binding Type - Paperback

Dimensions - 1 x 1 x 1mm

Weight - 145 g

Languages - English