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The complete plain words

Sir Ernest Gowers

The complete plain words

by Sir Ernest Gowers

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Published by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth, Eng .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Style.,
  • Vocabulary.,
  • English language -- Terms and phrases.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Other titlesPlain words.
    StatementSir Ernest Gowers.
    SeriesPelican books
    ContributionsFraser, Bruce, Sir, 1910-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination332 p. ;
    Number of Pages332
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22594683M
    ISBN 100140205543

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Includes index Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Boxid Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to : Complete Plain Words - Sir Ernest The preface to 'The Complete Plain Words' by Sir Ernest Gowers Page 1 of 1 Preface This book is in the main a reconstruction of my two previous books, Plain Words and ABC of Plain Words.

Both these, as I explained in the prefaces to them, were written at the invitation of the Treasury as a. Get this from a library. The complete plain words. [Ernest Gowers, Sir; Sidney Greenbaum; Janet Whitcut] -- This classic guide to the intricacies of the English language provides clear, succinct explanations of such topics as jargon, spelling, punctuation.

The Complete Plain Words book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. For those who must write to get their work done businessmen /5. This book is in the main a reconstruction of my two previous books, Plain Words and ABC of Plain Words.

Both these, as I explained in the prefaces to them, were written at the invitation of the Treasury as a contribution to what they were doing to improve official English. The first was by way of an introduction to the subject; the second was designed as a work of reference.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The Complete Plain Words (Reference Books) by Sir Ernest Gowers, SeptemPenguin Books Ltd edition. Print book: English: 1st U.S.

edition, revised by Sidney Greenbaum & Janet Whitcut ; introduction by Joseph EpsteinView all editions and formats Summary: Covers the issues in the choice and handling of words - will energise anyone with a writing job to do.

COMPLETE PLAIN WORDS, The. A book written by Sir Ernest GOWERS, a senior British civil servant, the 1st edition published in by Her Majesty's Stationery book was based on two slimmer books that he wrote at the invitation of the British Treasury, Plain Words () and The ABC of Plain Words (), which gave advice to civil servants on the writing of official English.

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The Complete Plain Words, titled simply Plain Words in its revision, is a style guide written by Sir Ernest Gowers, published in It has never been out of print. It comprises expanded and revised versions of two pamphlets that he wrote at the request of HM Treasury, Plain Words () and ABC of Plain Words ().

The aim of the book is to help officials in their use of English as a. The Complete Plain Words followed in and has never been out of print.

To celebrate its 60th birthday, the author's great-granddaughter, Rebecca Gowers, has revised and updated the book for. The Complete Plain Words by Gowers, Ernest and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - The Complete Plain Words by Gowers, Ernest.

The Complete Plain Words is the essential guide for anyone who needs to express themselves clearly, fluently and accurately in writing. Whether you are working on a paper or on a computer, this invaluable reference work will lead you through the intricacies, problems and pleasures of the English language with wit, common sense and authority.

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Whether you are working on paper or on a computer, this invaluable reference work will lead you through the intricacies, problems and pleasures of the English language with wit, common sense and authority.4/5(28).

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This was revised in by Sir Bruce Fraser, and then in by Sidney Greenbaum and Janet Whitcut. In Marcha new revision, by Gowers's great-granddaughter Rebecca.