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The complete plain words

Sir Ernest Gowers

The complete plain words

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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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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.

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After establishing himself as an author, Gowers bought a house and small farm in Sussex, where he wrote and gardened until his death in The Complete Plain Words is the essential guide for anyone who needs to express themselves clearly, fluently and accurately in writing.

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