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Dreyer's English : an utterly correct guide to clarity and style

by Dreyer, Benjamin.

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"Authoritative as it is amusing, this book distills everything Benjamin Dreyer has learned from the hundreds of books he has copyedited, including works by Elizabeth Strout, E. L. Doctorow, and Frank Rich, into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best foot for... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • The life-changing magic of tidying up (your prose)
  • Rules and nonrules
  • 67 assorted things to do (or not to do) with punctuation
  • 1, 2, 3, go: the treatment of numbers
  • Foreign affairs
  • A little grammar is a dangerous thing
  • The realities of fiction
  • Part II. The stuff in the back. Notes on, amid a list of, frequently and/or easily misspelled words
  • Peeves and crotchets
  • The confusables
  • Notes on proper nouns
  • The trimmables
  • The miscellany
  • Outro: By way of conclusion
  • Things I like.