How Not to Write (Hardcover)

An Office Primer for the Grammatically Perplexed

By Terence Denman

Quirk Books, 9781594740718, 160pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2005

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Description

In a fast-paced workplace, where emails fly at lightning speed, precision and brevity are essential for good communication. But all too often we let spell-checkers do the dirty work—because many of us have forgotten the simple grammar rules we learned in school.
 
In How Not to Write, Terence Denman, instructor with the U.K.-based Plain English Campaign, sets out the top 10 grammar myths and the 10 grammar rules to live and work by. Readers will learn to:
 
     •  Position prepositions
     •  Chop off unwanted auxiliaries
     •  Root out passivity
     •  Eliminate extraneous adjectives
     •  Punctuate with impunity
 
With a breezy, wry, and accessible tone that never scols but always enlightens, How Not to Write is an indispensible guide to clear, concise, and correct language in the workplace.


About the Author

Terence Denman is a Cambridge-educated instructor with the U.K.-based Plain English Campaign, an international organization that fights for the use of crystal clear language in business and government communications.