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Oxford Guide to Plain English

By Martin Cutts

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| Paperback | 9780198610113

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Plain English is an essential tool for effective communication. Information transmitted in letters, documents, reports, contracts, and forms is clearer and more understandable when presented in straightforward terms. "The Oxford Guide to Plain Englis Continue

Plain English is an essential tool for effective communication. Information transmitted in letters, documents, reports, contracts, and forms is clearer and more understandable when presented in straightforward terms. "The Oxford Guide to Plain English" provides authoritative guidance on how to write plain English using easy-to-follow guidelines which cover straightforward language, sentence length, active and passive verbs, punctuation, grammar, planning, and good organization. This handy guide will be invaluable to writers of all levels. It provides essential guidelines that will allow readers to develop their writing style, grammar, and punctuation. The book also offers help in understanding official jargon and legalese giving the plain English alternatives. This guide gives hundreds of real examples and shows 'before and after' versions of texts of different kinds which will help readers to look critically at their own writing. It is helpfully organized into 21 short chapters, each covering a different aspect of writing. Clearly laid out, and easy to use, the "Oxford Guide to Plain English" is the best guide to writing clear and helpful documents.

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    It is better to plan on paper or on a computer screen than in your head. This is because most people's brains are better at marshalling ideas when they are sat down on the page.

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    inspirational. detailed, beautifully clear and plain, learning a great deal from this book.

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    helyip said on Dec 14, 2010 | Add your feedback

Book Details

  • Rating:
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  • English Books
  • Paperback 200 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0198610114
  • ISBN-13: 9780198610113
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publish date: 2004-09-23
  • Dimensions: 64 mm x 715 mm x 1,122 mm
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