London: Profile Books Ltd., 2003. Rufus Segar. 6thorlater. Hardcover_cloth. 5.5"x8.5"x.75". 169 pages. 8th Edition. Black cloth boards with gilt letters on spine. Red paste downs with POGI on first fly paper. Jacket design: the Senate. Typeset I EcoType by MacGuru Ltd. Printed in Great Britain by St. Edmundsbury Press. Contents: Preface; Introduction; A Note on Editing; Part I: The Essence of Style; Part II: American and British English; Part III: Fact Checker and Glossary; Index. Spine straight, binding tight, pages clean and bright. Not price clipped. Not x-library. Used - Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #12460
"The best-selling guide to English usage. This is the best-selling guide to style is based on The Economist's own house style manual, and is an invaluable companion for everyone who wants to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is renowned. As the introduction says, 'clarity of writing usually follows clarity of thought.' THE STYLE GUIDE gives general advice on writing, points out common errors and cliches, offers guidance on consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters, and contains an exhaustive range of reference material - covering everything from accountancy ratios and stock market indices to laws of nature and science. Some of the numerous useful rules and common mistakes pointed out in the guide include: * Which informs, that defines. This is the house that Jack built. But This house, which Jack built, is now falling down. * Discreet means circumspect or prudent; discrete means separate or distinct.Remember that "Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are" (Oscar Wilde). * Fortuitous means accidental, not fortunate or well-timed." Goodreads ****4.03.
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