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This brief guide covers the basic tools of grammar, punctuation, and writing.
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Plain English is the art of writing clearly, concisely, and in a way that precisely communicates your message to your intended audience. This book consists of 25 practical guidelines helping you to improve your vocabulary, style, grammar, and layout to achieve clear writing. Completely revised and updated, this essential reference work is now even more useful: the word lists have been expanded; a new list of clichéd and troublesome words toavoid has been added; there is new coverage of writing with a style guide; and the general sources and examples of real life stories have been replaced with more recent ones.
This authoritative survey of English usage, grammar, and style offers guidance on almost any writing problem imaginable. Arranged in a single, easy-to-use A-Z list, the guide's entries include examples and quotations that show not only correct and incorrect usage but also the relative effectiveness of different expressions in context.