The Economist Style Guide : 12th Edition
by Ann Wroe
Editor: Profile Books Ltd
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More than a million copies sold of Claire Editorial is the key to clear thinkingSo think what you want to say, then say it as simply as possibleIt is the thought that underlies this beloved guide, and the mantra for all those who want to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Renowned EconomistThe Economist Style Guides the reader through the pleasures and dangers of English usageIt offers advice on the use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters, identifies the most common errors and patterns and contains a full range of reference material covering everything from ratios for mathematical symbols and common Latin sentencesIt also addresses the main differences between British and American EnglishBut this is not an English user’s guideIt has a spirit, verve and talent that make it much more than a simple reference workHere are some examples: – anticipating does not mean waitingJack and Jill planned to get married; if they planned marriage, only Jill might find herself in expectation- Take care with betweenTo fall between two chairs, however painful, is grammatically acceptableTo fall between the cracks is to defy the laws of physics- criticism is a nameIf you want a verb, try criticizing it- use words carefullyIf that door is alarmed, do its hair on the endThe Economist Style Guide is a must read for anyone who wants to communicate in style.
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