“The use of English appeals because it is a matter on which we are all experts, thus making it the perfect topic for interminable dinner table discussion” (Image © Nic McPhee)
Plain Words: A Guide to the Use of English by Ernest Gowers and Rebecca Gowers (Particular, £14.99)
For Who the Bell Tolls by David Marsh (Faber, £12.99)
English for the Natives by Harry Ritchie (Hodder, £14.99)
What is wrong with the following sentence? “There is no longer any public appetite for books about grammar and correct usage since it is now widely accepted that…
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