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The English Language : A User's Guide

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Updated and expanded from one of the most popular grammar sites on the web, this book provides a modern guide to English usage for the 21st century. With topics arranged alphabetically and written in an enjoyable and readable tone, The English Language: A User's Guide will help students and writers understand the nature of the language, explaining the 'why' of the rules as well as what constitutes good grammar and style. Going beyond the prescriptive wrong /right examples, Jack Lynch includes examples of weak/strong, good/better, disputed/preferred, and informal/formal usage.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • 1585101850
  • 9781585101856
  • 258,322

About Jack Lynch

Jack Lynch is Associate Professor at Rutgers University, Newark. He is the author of an edition of Samuel Johnson's great English dictionary, a new highly regarded and nationally reviewed work on Shakespeare, and other recent and forthcoming books on English literature.show more

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Updated and expanded from one of the most popular grammar sites on the web, this book provides a modern guide to English usage for the 21st century. With topics arranged alphabetically and written in an enjoyable and readable tone, The English Language: A User's Guide will help students and writers understand the nature of the language, explaining the "why" of the rules as well as what constitutes good grammar and style. Going beyond the prescriptive wrong /right examples, Jack Lynch includes examples of weak/strong, good/better, disputed/preferred, and informal/formal usage. Also included: ? Introductory Essay ? Using This Guide ? A Guide to Citation ? Additional Readingshow more

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