Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English (2020)

Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English R.L. Trask Mind the Gaffe The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English 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 F
  • Title: Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English
  • Author: R.L. Trask
  • ISBN: 9780140514766
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
Mind the Gaffe: The Penguin Guide to Common Errors in English R.L. Trask 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 confusingCan 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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  1. Colin

    Splitting the infinitive is not a sin Kudos to you, Mr Trask Mind the Gaffe spends an unusual amount of the book explaining the differences between British and American usage, and the work isn t comprehensive by any standard, it s consistently entertaining, and Trask isn t afraid to roundly contradict stubborn grammar pettifoggery Worth a gander.

  2. Dane Cobain

    This book is nothing and nothing less than an interesting dive into the murky world of the English language and of grammar Trask highlights a number of common mistakes that plague our society, and in this book he explains what makes them wrong and how to fix them.It s an interesting enough read if you re a linguist or if you love the English language, but this definitely isn t for everyone it digs pretty deep, and it s not always easy to follow unless you re familiar already with a lot of the c [...]

  3. Sarah Sammis

    Mind the Gaffe is a humorous but useful look at common errors in English and the acceptable differences between American and British English and sometimes other dialects too The book is presented in alphabetical order and is very easy to use.The best part of the book though is Trask s comments on many of the entries If a rule strikes him as odd, he ll note his feelings If the rule doesn t have any sensible reason, he ll write the word is so spelled As with every book I ve read that compares Amer [...]

  4. Sam

    After reading this I m embarrassed to even call myself a writer many subtle mistakes I ve made without even realising Although the tone of the author is a bit harsh in places and even pretentious at times , it was a real eye opener into English written styles Recommended if you want to better your English skills.

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