How Not to Write
An Office Primer for the Grammatically Perplexed
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Style Manuals
Jul 01, 2005
4.74 x 7 x 0.75 in | 0.63 lb
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.