A guide to clear writing.
Author: Ernest Gowers
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
A guide to clear writing.
However it is bliss to the authoritarian and will provide hours of entertainment
and distraction to anyone interested in the English language . The Complete
Plain Words ( Sir Ernest Gowers ; Penguin paperback , HMSO hardback )
Gowers will ...
Author: Simon Mort
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Simon Mort provides practical guidance on such topics as:- deciding the format- structuring a report- stylistic pitfalls and how to avoid them- making the most of illustrations- ensuring a consistent layout.The theme throughout is fitness for purpose, and the text is enriched by a wide variety of examples drawn from business, industry and government. Simon Mort's book is an indispensable reference work for managers, civil servants, local government officers, consultants and professionals of every kind.
THE COMPLETE PLAIN WORDS REVISED Had Gowers survived a little longer
after revising Fowler's work, he might have revised his own. He had discussed
the idea with his publisher, writing, 'there is quite a lot in the book that I should
Author: Rebecca Gowers
Publisher: Penguin UK
'Be short, be simple, be human.' When Sir Ernest Gowers first wrote Plain Words, it was intended simply as a guide to the proper use of English for the Civil Service. Within a year, however, its humour, charm and authority had made it a bestseller. Since then it has never been out of print. Six decades on, writer Rebecca Gowers has created a new edition of this now-classic work that both revises and celebrates her great-grandfather's original. Plain Words has been updated to reflect numerous changes in English usage, yet Sir Ernest's distinctive, witty voice is undimmed. And his message remains vital: our writing should be as clear and comprehensible as possible, avoiding superfluous words and clichés - from the jargon of 'commercialese' to the murky euphemisms of politicians. In a new preface, this edition draws on an extensive private archive, previously hidden away in family cupboards and attics, to tell the story behind a book that has become an institution: the essential guide to making yourself understood.
The ABC of Plain Words was also a bestseller. By 1952, an additional 17,135
copies of Plain Words had been sold, and 78,279 copies of the ABC. Gowers
received 1s 6d for each Plain Words sold and 2.4d for each ABC (proportional to
Author: A. Scott
Draws on previously inaccessible family archives to penetrate the anonymity and public reticence of one of Britain's great twentieth century civil servants. Gowers was highly influential in public policy throughout his long civil service career, which began in 1903 and culminated in running London's civil defence throughout the Second World War.
The Complete Plain Words: A Guide to the Use of English. London: Her Majesty's
Stationery Office. Gowers, Ernest (ed.). 1965. Fowler's Modern English Usage,
2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Gowers, Ernest. 1973. The Complete Plain ...
Author: Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This volume explores both historical and current issues in English usage guides or style manuals. Guides of this sort have a long history: while Fowler's Modern English Usage (1926) is one of the best known, the first English usage guide was published in the UK in 1770, and the first in the US in 1847. Today, new titles come out nearly every year, while older works are revised and reissued. Remarkably, however, the kind of usage problems that have been addressed over the years are very much the same, and attitudes towards them are slow to change - but they do change. The chapters in this book look at how and why these guides are compiled, and by whom; what sort of advice they contain; how they differ from grammars and dictionaries; how attitudes to usage change; and why institutions such as the BBC need their own style guide. The volume will appeal not only to researchers and students in sociolinguistics, but also to general readers with an interest in questions of usage and prescriptivism, language professionals such as teachers and editors, and language policy makers.
A term for direct and unambiguous language: 'Speketh so pleyn at this tyme, I
yow preye, / That we may understonde what ye seye' (Chaucer, the Host
speaking to the Clerk of Oxford in The Canterbury Tales); The Complete Plain
Words (title ...
Author: Thomas Burns McArthur
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Providing a single-volume source of information about the English language, this text takes in language examples from Cockney to Creole across a historical range from Chaucer to Chomsky.
The King's English, by H.W. and F.G. Fowler (1906) is mentioned in this position
to indicate its lesser usefulness and trenchancy as compared with the ... The
Complete Plain Words (1954), comprising Plain Words and The ABC of Plain
Author: Kingsley Amis
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in post-war British fiction, The King's English is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome than Fowler's Modern Usage, lighter than the Oxford English Dictionary, and brimming with the strong opinions and razor-sharp wit that made Amis so popular--and so controversial--The King's English is a must for fans and language purists.
5 E.Gowers, The Complete Plain Words, Pelican Books, 1962, p. 136. 6 R.Quirk,
S.Greenbaum, G.Leech and J.Svartvik, A Grammar of Contemporary English,
Longman, 1972, p. 807. 7 I.J.Good, The Scientist Speculates, Heinemann, 1962,
Author: John Kirkman
Good Style explains the tactics that can be used to write technical material in a coherent, readable style. It discusses in detail the choices of vocabulary, phrasing and sentence structure and each piece of advice is based on evidence of the styles prefered by technical readers and supported by many examples of writing from a variety of technical contexts. John Kirkman draws from his many years of experience lecturing on communication studies in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong, both in academic programmes and in courses for large companies, research centres and government departments. Good Style has become a standard reference book on the shelf of students of science, technology and computing and is an essential aid to all professionals whose work involves writing of reports, papers, guides, manuals or on-screen texts. This new edition also includes information on writing for the web and additional examples of how to express medical and life-science information.
... Complete Plain Words remains one of the best guides to the process of writing:
The Complete Plain Words, together with Fowler's Modern English Usage,
Roget's Thesaurus and The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary should be
Author: Rafael Cuesta
This book deals with a wide range of techniques used in the urban design process. It then goes on to relate these techniques to a unique, comprehensive account of method. A method of urban design is developed which has sustainability and environmental protection at the centre of its philosophy. Previously, literature regarding the urban design method has been almost totally neglected; this book introduces the topic to the reader. This revised Second Edition encompasses the latest techniques including the development of geographic information systems and financial techniques which help evaluate projects. A number of techniques are illustrated by example or case study. Where techniques are discussed they are located within the structure of the design process. The book develops a logical framework for a process, which includes problem definition, survey, analysis, concept generation, evaluation and implementation. It is this framework which leads toward the development of an urban design method. This book is a practical guide for students or professionals in the early part of their careers. It is organized so that each chapter provides guidance which readers would have otherwise had to discover for themselves, often with some difficulty.
... book The Complete Plain Words remains one of the best guides to the process
of writing: The Complete Plain Words, together with Fowler's Modern English
Usage, Roget's Thesaurus and The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary should be
Author: Cliff Moughtin
This book deals with a wide range of techniques used in the urban design process. It is invaluable for architecture, planning, landscape and surveying students and will also help professionals in the day to day practice. A method of urban design is developed which has sustainability and environmental protection at the centre of its philosophy. Previously, literature regarding the urban design method has been almost totally neglected; this book introduces the topic to the reader. A number of techniques are illustrated by example or case study. Where techniques are discussed they are located within the structure of the design process. The book develops a logical framework for a process, which includes problem definition, survey, analysis, concept generation, evaluation and implementation. It is this framework which is presented here as a discourse towards the development of an urban design method. This book is a practical guide, one that the authors themselves would have found useful as students or in the early years of their professional careers. It is organized so that each chapter provides guidance which hitherto, students and practitioners in this field have had to discover for themselves, often with some difficulty, since methods and techniques for urban design is a broad topic thinly spread in published form. Techniques illustrated by example or case study Practical guide to urban design which covers a core subject for undergraduate degree courses Techniques located within structure of the design process
Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press My tonguetied patience with too much
disdain; Lest sorrow lend me words and words express The manner of my
pitywanting pain. If I might teach thee wit, better itwere, Though nottolove,yet, love
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
If you’ve always wanted to read Shakespeare, but are intimidated by the older language, then this is the perfect edition for you! Every single Shakespeare play is included in this massive anthology! Each play contains the original language with modern language underneath!
How do I defend the right to genetic privacy and then include the complete DNA
of five people for the whole world to see? How do I defend that, when they can't
get medical coverage? And what about their children, they've lost their right not to
Author: CJ Canna
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
For the general public it is what they might want to know before using or investing in the science; journal articles in common language, ethical/legal questions, funny stories that tell something about the science or the research environment. The author has written a trilogy of movie scripts named “Genascent: Footprints in Time” which covers Gregor Mendel through 1993; “Genascent II: the Living Code” the start-up through the completion of sequencing; and “Genascent III: So It Is Written” Genome’s impact in fighting disease.
The King's English. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1906. Repr. Oxford: Oxford Univ.
Press, 1973. Gowers, Ernest. The Complete Plain Words. 1954. Repr.
Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1980. O'Conner, Patricia. Woe Is I: The
Author: Bryan Garner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Since first appearing in 1998, Garner's Modern American Usage has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on troublesome words and phrases, GMAU authoritatively shows how to avoid the countless pitfalls that await unwary writers and speakers whether the issues relate to grammar, punctuation, word choice, or pronunciation. An exciting new feature of this third edition is Garner's Language-Change Index, which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from nonacceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistent standard throughout. GMAU is the first usage guide ever to incorporate such a language-change index. The judgments are based both on Garner's own original research in linguistic corpora and on his analysis of hundreds of earlier studies. Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved. Bryan A. Garner is a writer, grammarian, lexicographer, teacher, and lawyer. He has written professionally about English usage for more than 28 years, and his work has achieved widespread renown. David Foster Wallace proclaimed that Bryan Garner is a genius and William Safire called the book excellent. In fact, due to the strength of his work on GMAU, Garner was the grammarian asked to write the grammar-and-usage chapter for the venerable Chicago Manual of Style. His advice on language matters is second to none.
Garner, Bryan A. Legal Writing in Plain English. 2d ed. Chicago: University of
Chicago Press, 2012. • Gowers, Ernest. The Complete Plain Words. 3d ed. Edited
by Sidney Greenbaum and Janet Whitcut. Boston: David R. Godine, 1986.
Author: Harvard Business Review
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
This collection will help you sharpen the key management skills you need to succeed today. We all want to give more persuasive presentations, write more effective emails, master the basics of finance, and manage both stress and time a bit better. These Harvard Business Review Guides—now offered as a complete digital collection—will help you get there. Packed with concise, practical tips from leading experts, the HBR Guides series is designed to help you learn and apply strategies and tactics to work smarter and more effectively, every day. This collection features digital editions of all eight books in the series: HBR Guides on Persuasive Presentations, Better Business Writing, Getting the Right Work Done, Managing Stress at Work, Finance Basics for Managers, Project Management, Managing Up and Across, and Getting the Mentoring You Need. As an important part of your management toolkit, these guidebooks will arm you with the advice you need to success on the job from the most trusted name in business. For busy managers looking for answers to common challenges, let these HBR Guides mentor you all the way to success. About the HBR Guide series: Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.