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    DescriptionIn his best-selling Strictly English Simon Heffer explained how to write and speak our language well. In Simply English he offers an entertaining and supremely useful A-Z guide to frequent errors, common misunderstandings and stylistic howlers. What is the difference between amend and emend, between imply and infer, and between uninterested and disinterested? When should one put owing to rather than due to? Why should the temptation to write actually, basically or at this moment in time always be strenuously resisted? How does one use an apostrophe correctly, ensure that one understands what alibi really means, and avoid the perils of the double negative? With articles on everything from punctuation to tabloid English to adverbs and adjectives, Simply English is the essential companion for anyone who cares about the language and wants to use it correctly.

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    Simply English
    An A-Z of Avoidable Errors
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Heffer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 533 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847946768
    ISBN 10: 1847946763

    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
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    Imprint name
    Random House Books
    Publication date
    08 May 2014
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    Author Information
    Simon Heffer was born in 1960. He read English at Cambridge and took a PhD in modern history at that university. His previous books include: Moral Desperado: A Life of Thomas Carlyle, The Reinvention of England, Strictly English, A Short History of Power and High Minds: The Victorians and the Birth of Modern Britain. In a career of nearly thirty years in Fleet Street, he has written for and held senior positions on the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph and the Spectator.
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    "It's a bracing read. Heffer takes no linguistic prisoners. This is a useful, well-constructed and often absorbing book." Spectator