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eBook è ePub How Not to Write The Essential Misrules of Grammar ã 9780393327236 ½ dogsalonbristol ✓ [Ebook] ➨ How Not to Write The Essential Misrules of Grammar Author William Safire – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk How Not to Write is a wickedly witty bookE on language grammar and life He covers a vast territory from capitalization Not to Write Epub #225 split infinitives it turns out you can split one if done meaningfully run on sentences and semi colons to contractions the double negative dangling participles and even onomatopoeia Originally published under the title Fumblerule I am on the verge of editing a large book compiled from the writing of other people I've had no compunction about fumbling through my own knowledge of grammar concerning my work but feel a greater responsbility when handling the work of others I turned to the master for guidance and he did not disappoint Safire's particular skill is to explain things just enough for the reader to understand without belaboring any points unless he absolutely needs to He is clear as well on what is flexible and what is not No matter how many grammar books I read however I'll split infinitives all the live long day It just doesn't bother me

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How Not to Write is a wickedly to Write PDFEPUB #190 witty book about grammar usage and style William Safire the author of the New York Times Magazine column On Language homes in on the essential misrules of grammar those mistakes that call attention to the major rules and regulations of writing He tells you the correct way to w Safire covers fifty writing mistakes Most are familiar enough A few leap out as particularly goodOn whether to split an infinitive most of the debate is relaxed Doesn't matter much one way or another For Safire though it depends on what the writer wants the adverb to modify or emphasize To say or write suddenly to split the infinitive to split the infinitive suddenly to suddenly split the infinitive or to split suddenly the infinitive these all convey different shades of meaning Or I suppose they do but it is certainly a worthwhile point to consider Safire tells us to get off our high horse when it comes to proper English We speak what he calls idiolect an almagam of standard English local pronunciation personal idiosyncrasies and downright dialect uniue to each person Here and there though Safire does seem to stray some by insisting on what he views as properEuphemisms used as an act of kindness are ok Euphemisms that are excessively prudent or that obfuscate or that engage in commercial deception are not Correct idioms are those that are so often used that it would be a mistake to correct them on the grounds of pure logic When someone asks how do you feel they want to know your state of being and not literally how one goes about feelingAs with most of these writing books each author has their ie hisher own preferences that don't really resonate well He wants him to mean humankind because he says that's what him originally meant so there's no need literally to pull female into the mix But today there's substantial baggage with identifying him with all of humankind and his explanation no longer works Safire also objects to starting a sentence with a conjunction because to conjoin means to connect two or words or thoughts or clauses in a single sentence This is a place where the writer might relax some as the two sentences can be connected with a conjunction to convey the close connection between the two As long as it's not overused it strikes me as a useful techniue to string sentence thoughts together To make a point about placing the pronoun close to the subject it references Safire makes a reference to Frank Gifford as the lonely end when it was Bill Carpenter from West Point and apparently the correct reference is the lonesome end At the end of the book Safire thanks the Gotcha Gang the Nitpickers' League and the Nitpicker's League I think the reference was to language purists not to those who correct mistakes of fact

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How Not to Write The Essential Misrules of GrammarRite and then tells you when How Not Epubit is all right to break the rules In this lighthearted guide he chooses the most common and perplexing concerns of writers new and old Each mini chapter starts by stating a misrule like Don't use Capital letters without good REASON Safire then follows up with solid and entertaining advic Funny and helpful but sometimes he is overly witty in a way that makes his point vague Most of it is really good

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