The Careful Writer: A Modern Guide to English Usage

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The definitive writers’ handbook of alphabetized entries that provides answers to questions of use, meaning, grammar, punctuation, precision, logical structure, and color.

The Careful Writer is a concise yet thorough handbook, covering in more than 2,000 alphabetized entries the problems that give (or should give) writers pause before they set words to paper. It is perhaps the liveliest and most entertaining reference work for writers of our time—delighting while it instructs ...

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Overview

The definitive writers’ handbook of alphabetized entries that provides answers to questions of use, meaning, grammar, punctuation, precision, logical structure, and color.

The Careful Writer is a concise yet thorough handbook, covering in more than 2,000 alphabetized entries the problems that give (or should give) writers pause before they set words to paper. It is perhaps the liveliest and most entertaining reference work for writers of our time—delighting while it instructs and amusing even as it scolds and cajoles the reader into skillful, persuasive, and vivid writing. The Careful Writer, Mr. Bernstein’s major work on usage, is an indispensible desk reference, and a perennial source of continuing reading pleasure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684826325
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 406,013
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2001

    An Absolute Must If You Want To Produce Clarity and Power

    The English language is the richest and most powerful terrestial 'image-creating' language. However, to use its power effectively requires hard life-long work. Bernstein's book will help anyone, even the most experienced, especially those with a strong desire to write impactfully. This work will set your writing apart from the masses that unceasingly assault our eyes and minds with endless strings of words, not powerful and precise writing required to quickly capture the attention and heart despite the endless barrage of by the media.

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