When Good People Write Bad Sentences: 12 Steps to Better Writing Habits
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BeschreibungDo you get a lift by dangling a participle? Has your punctuation ever caused difficulties at home or at work? Do you consider yourself just a "social misspeller"? These are some of the warning signs in this practical guide to eliminating bad writing habits that is couched in a hilarious parody of self-help and recovery literature. Filled with accessible advice and examples, this "powerful twelve-step program" identifies the most common writing mistakes and offers simple ways to correct them. Key aspects of grammar, usage, punctuation, clarity, and style are covered, including a dysfunctional reliance on the passive voice, run-on sentences, cliches, jargon, mixed metaphors, split infinitives, and more. The advice in this ingenious and useful book has helped Tom G., Martha D., and Cathy W. (their real names) write more clearly, confidently, and persuasively. It can do the same for you, one sentence at a time.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2004
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten