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The King's English

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Genre:Language, Grammar & Vocabulary
Language : English
Published: January 01, 2011
Edition:4th
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ISBN13:9780141194318
ISBN10:0141194316
Pages:241
Dimensions:5.08 x 7.8 x 0.65 inches
Weight:189.94 g

About the Book

"The King's English" is Kingsley Amis' authoritative and witty guide to the use and abuse of the English language. A scourge of illiteracy and a thorn in the side of pretension, Amis provides indispensable advice about the linguistic blunders and barbarities that lie in wait for us, from danglers, four-letter words to jargon and even Welsh rarebit. If you have ever wondered whether it's acceptable to start a sentence with 'and', to boldly split an infinitive, or to cross your sevens in the French style, Amis has the answer - or a trenchant opinion. By turns reflective, acerbic and provocative, "The King's English" is for anyone who cares about how the English language is used.