FOR WHO THE BELL TOLLS


FOR WHO THE BELL TOLLS

DAVID MARSH    Book Number: 86443    Product format: Hardback

The mysteries of English grammar have been the lifelong mission of David Marsh who wishes to create order out of chaos. For four decades he has worked for newspapers from The Sun to The Independent and The Guardian and made a career out of turning the sow's ear of rough-and-ready reportage into a passable imitation of a silk purse. Drawing on a range of sources from Shakespeare to The Simpsons, the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Yoda, he explains how grammar need not be difficult and can even be fun. Adherence to 'rules' that have no real basis gets in the way of fluent unambiguous communication. There's advice on how to improve sloppy syntax, choose the right word and avoid wobbly spelling. Clear and honest use of English has many enemies from politicians, businessmen, rail companies, estate agents and academics and some journalists, and this book will help you fight back. Marsh is the Editor of the Guardian's Style Guide and 'Mind Your Language' blog and currently works for the FT. Why didn't Ghostbusters ask 'Whom you gonna call'? Is it all right or alright to boldly split infinitives? What is the loveliest word in the English language or the greatest headline ever written? And what is the difference between 'Let's eat, Grandma' and 'Let's eat Grandma'. For all who loved Lynne Truss's book and wordsmiths and purists. 296 pages of impressive verbal pursuits. Sub-titled 'One Man's Quest for Grammatical Perfection'.
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ISBN 9781783350124
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