Good Word Guide : Answers Everyday Language Problems
This fully-updated edition of the bestselling Good Word Guide offers information and advice on punctuation, pronunciation, spelling, grammar, usage and the latest buzzwords, and provides clear, straightforward answers to everyday language problems. Our language is changing faster than ever before, thanks to the influence of the media, computers, e-mail, the Internet and text messaging. Modern communications are breaking down the distinctions between formal and informal English, raising ever more questions as to how to speak and write correctly.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 129 x 198mm | 260g
- 20 Sep 2004
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- 5th Revised edition
'A Fowler for our time' Books 'Highly recommended... an essential tool... my preferred textbook for determining correct English usage.' Translating Today 'The coverage is surprisingly and gratifyingly complete in a modestly sized (and priced) volume, all laid out in a clear alphabetical format. The contents, too, are very practical and very helpful...' Reference Reviews 'This fully revised guide provides instruction on fighting for usages that make what one has to say and write more accurate, original and pithy.' The Good Book Guide
About Martin Manser
Martin H. Manser received a BA Honours degree in linguistics after studying at the Universities of York, England, and Regensburg, Germany, and went on to gain an M Phil degree for research into the influence of English on Modern German. Since 1980 he has written and worked on over 100 reference books, including The Penguin Writer's Manual, Chambers' Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms, the Macmillan Student's Dictionary, The Guinness Book of Words, The Wordsworth Dictionary of Eponyms, and A Dictionary of the Bible.