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In defence of plain English : the decline and fall of literacy in Canada

Author: Victoria Branden
Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Hounslow Press, ©1992.
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This indispensable guide to the English language defines bad English and how to use and write good English.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Branden, Victoria.
In defence of plain English.
Willowdale, Ont. : Hounslow Press, ©1992
(DLC) 93212826
(OCoLC)26805622
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Branden
ISBN: 9781554881987 1554881986 9781554886531 1554886538
OCLC Number: 279038834
Description: 1 online resource (x, 156 pages)
Contents: Foreword; 1 Talking Classy; 2 Dat's a Good Woid; 3 Some Too Frequently Utilized "Good Woids"; 4 Oh, Say, CBC; 5 English Grammar: As It Lays Dyeing; 6 From Whence These Apotheoses and Epiphanies?; 7 Lost Words and Losing Battles; 8 Redundancy and Related Absurdities; 9 Prepositions, Pronouns, and Other Booby-traps; 10 Confusion Worse Confounded: Odd Couples; 11 Spelling Bee; 12 Trippingly on the Tongue: Casualties of Pronunciation; 13 Mind the Stop! Developing Comma Sense; 14 Foreign Classy; 15 Mad Metaphors; 16 Politically Correct?; 17 Jargon, Gobbledegook, and Bafflegab.
Responsibility: Victoria Branden.

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This indispensable guide to the English language defines bad English and how to use and write good English.

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