Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Maybe I misinterpreted, but it seemed to me that Mr. My fellow Americans, Safire is a gem. In honor of Safire's irreverence, I have likewise indulged. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.
How Not to Write is a wickedly witty book about grammar, usage, and style. A new section incorporates speeches that were never delivered: what Kennedy was scheduled to say in Dallas; what Safire wrote for Nixon if the first moon landing met with disaster; and what Clinton originally planned to say after his grand jury testimony but swapped for a much fiercer speech. Doesn't matter much one way or another. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Safire is not a language dictator; just its press agent.
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. For each of these substitutions, we obtain a message which is different from the original in one particular place. Or I suppose they do, but it is certainly a worthwhile point to consider. The main role of language being to transmit experiences from a speaker to a hearer, any aspect of language organization should be studied in relation to the experience to be transmitted.
It just doesn't bother me. Accordingly, a grammar should account for both of these movements, neither of which is to be considered less important. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Still witty and astute, this book made me miss William Safire. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading.
I turned to the master for guidance, and he did not disappoint. Pages and cover are clean and intact. In this lighthearted guide, he chooses the most common and perplexing concerns of writers new and old. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. He covers a vast territory from capitalization, split infinitives it turns out you can split one if done meaningfully , run-on sentences, and semi-colons to contractions, the double negative, dangling participles, and even onomatopoeia. I think it, to be entirely honest, pretentious.
I expected more from him. I was kind of disappointed, given the reverence with which I've always heard William Safire mentioned. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. And the name-dropping when he mentioned Nixon sounded really pretentious. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the how not to write the essential misrules of grammar william safire gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging.
He is clear as well on what is flexible I am on the verge of editing a large book compiled from the writing of other people. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. I turned to the master for guidance, and he did not disappoint. Connecting readers with great books since 1972.
Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U. For Safire though, it depends on what the writer wants the adverb to modify or emphasize. For this reason, Safire is a fairly moderate grammarian and realist, despite his reputation.
That's probably the biggest problem with this would-be stylebook: the language mavens who are Safire's core audience will find it all overfamiliar, while graduating high school students, into whose hands the book will certainly fall, may regard the author's humor as terminally unhip. Originally published under the title Fumblerules. Safire's ideal world is one void of uniqueness, split infinitives, regional dialects, archaisms, and any kind of individual quirk. If I had one criticism it would be that some of the examples weren't as easy to understand as I would have liked - I find the easier it is to understand something, the easier it is to remember it. This quantity brings jointly contributions by means of specialists serious about a variety of such components, in response to a number of varied languages — spoken and signed. If you want a positive paean to beautiful and creative writing, along with an assurance that you, too, will soon reside in the literary glow of sweetness and light by the end of this brief work, you will be disappointed.