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How Not to Write by Terence Denman (Hardcover, 2005)

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How Not to Write: Simple Guidelines for the Grammatically Perplexed by Terence Denman

The easy-to-understand (non-boring) grammar guide you've been waiting for. How good is your grasp of grammar? Do you write clearly and concisely - or not? Effective communication through writing - letters, emails, reports, surveys, magazines and other publications - is what many businesses depend on. But how many of us know how language works? We all tend to be a little hazy when it comes to the principles of grammar, a problem which the grammar-free schools of the last thirty years have contributed to. Despite our best intentions we often end up creating confusing, jumbled or even impenetrable writing.

HOW NOT TO WRITE sets out the basics clearly, concentrating on only those aspects of grammar that are needed by the office writer. You won't find baffling terminology such as subjunctive clauses, gerunds and declensions here! Traditionally, grammar is as exciting as watching paint dry, but Terry Denman injects humour and keeps his tone light.

This book will brush up your grammar and writing skills and increase your confidence. Written with a light touch. Identifies and clarifies common confusions. Takes a down-to earth approach to grammar.


 Hardback | 160 pages

 135 x 205 x 16mm | 268g


 Little, Brown Book Group

 Piatkus Books

 London, United Kingdom





Condition: Very Good

A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket included and in very good condition (very minor scuff marks along the edges). No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.