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The Resource Dreyer's English : an utterly correct guide to clarity and style, Benjamin Dreyer

Dreyer's English : an utterly correct guide to clarity and style, Benjamin Dreyer

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Dreyer's English : an utterly correct guide to clarity and style
Title
Dreyer's English
Title remainder
an utterly correct guide to clarity and style
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Dreyer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Authoritative as it is amusing, this book distills everything Benjamin Dreyer has learned from the hundreds of books he has copyedited, including works by Elizabeth Strout, E. L. Doctorow, and Frank Rich, into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best foot forward in writing prose. Dreyer offers lessons on the ins and outs of punctuation and grammar, including how to navigate the words he calls 'the confusables,' like tricky homophones; the myriad ways to use (and misuse) a comma; and how to recognize--though not necessarily do away with--the passive voice. (Hint: If you can plausibly add 'by zombies' to the end of a sentence, it's passive.) People are sharing their writing more than ever--on blogs, on Twitter--and this book lays out, clearly and comprehensibly, everything writers can do to keep readers focused on the real reason writers write: to communicate their ideas clearly and effectively. Chock-full of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts on the rules (and nonrules) of the English language, this book will prove invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people's prose, and--perhaps best of all--an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language"--
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Dreyer, Benjamin
Dewey number
808.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN145
LC item number
.D74 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Authorship
Label
Dreyer's English : an utterly correct guide to clarity and style, Benjamin Dreyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The life-changing magic of tidying up (your prose) -- Rules and nonrules -- 59 assorted things to do (or not to do) with punctuation -- 1, 2, 3, go: the treatment of numbers -- Foreign affairs -- A little grammar is a dangerous thing -- The realities of fiction -- Notes on, amid a list of, frequently and/or easily misspelled words -- Peeves and crotchets -- The confusables -- Notes on proper nouns -- The trimmables -- The miscellany
Control code
on1083217427
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780812995701
Lccn
2018027979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083217427
Label
Dreyer's English : an utterly correct guide to clarity and style, Benjamin Dreyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The life-changing magic of tidying up (your prose) -- Rules and nonrules -- 59 assorted things to do (or not to do) with punctuation -- 1, 2, 3, go: the treatment of numbers -- Foreign affairs -- A little grammar is a dangerous thing -- The realities of fiction -- Notes on, amid a list of, frequently and/or easily misspelled words -- Peeves and crotchets -- The confusables -- Notes on proper nouns -- The trimmables -- The miscellany
Control code
on1083217427
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780812995701
Lccn
2018027979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083217427

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