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Mind the Gaffe 2 editions

Cover of: Mind the Gaffe | R.L. Trask
About the Book

Can anything be described as 'very real'? There are so many obstacles on the way to writing clear, precise ('accurate'?) English ('english'?) that it is a wonder ('wander'?) anyone ('any one' or 'anyone'?) can be understood. Fortunately, all those who have ever feared being shown up by using one of the twenty worst words and phrases to be avoided at all costs, or confusing the complex with the complicated, can now relax and even enjoy a trouble-shooting guide to good writing. Trask's wonderfully readable and authoritative book adjudicates on hundreds of contentious issues from politically correct language to whether to write 'napkin' or 'serviette'.

2 editions First published in 2002

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Cover of: Mind the Gaffe
July 25, 2002, Penguin Books Ltd
Mind the Gaffe
Cover of: Mind the Gaffe
2009, Penguin Group UK
Mind the Gaffe
E-book in English

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