Her Ladyship's Guide to the Queen's English

Her Ladyship's Guide to the Queen's English

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By (author) Caroline Taggart

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  • Publisher: National Trust Books
  • Format: Hardback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 120mm x 182mm x 18mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1905400934
  • ISBN 13: 9781905400935
  • Sales rank: 34,879

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Her Ladyship's guide to speaking and writing better English. Wherever you are, whatever the company, good English will always stand you in good stead. The world's most important language has a number of difficult areas and pitfalls, and almost all of us have some area to improve, whether it's how to spell 'millennium', how to pronounce 'schedule' the English way (as opposed to the American way), or find the correct word for the 'toilet' when talking to bishops and barons. Her Ladyship's guide quickly takes you through the major problem areas. It covers: common mistakes in grammar (which will belie a lowly upbringing), common misspellings, commonly misused words, and the all-important choice of words and phrases to use in posh society with a pronunciation guide.

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Caroline Taggart is the author of Her Ladyship's Guide to the Queen's English, I Used to Know That, The Book of English Place Names and The Book of London Place Names, and co-author of My Grammar and I (or should that be 'Me'?). Also a highly experienced editor, she visits literary festivals and writers' workshops around the country, advising aspiring writers on how to get published. She is not related to Her Ladyship, but shares many of her prejudices. She lives in London.