This essential guide covers the key rules - and pitfalls - of written and spoken grammar. It covers such areas as: the building blocks of language, common errors and misconceptions, choosing the right level of expression, differences between British and American English, and political correctness. It also discusses various uses of language, from creative writing, CVs and reports to verbal presentations, and business and personal letters, with many useful suggestions for accurate and fluent English.
Common Errors in English is a thorough A-Z checklist of the mistakes that often crop up in all aspects of written English. It gives ready and authoritative guidance on today's usage difficulties, being up-to-date with all the latest controversies, pitfalls and oddities of our language. Written in a lively style, with plenty of interest and humour, Common Errors shouldn't be far from the fingertips of anyone who does any kind of writing.
Business demands many different types of writing skills - from creating proposals and presentations to compiling reports and briefings. This one-stop, no-nonsense guide shows you how to improve your writing at work: including how to discover your strengths and weaknesses, how to identify your audience, how to develop your argument and keep information flowing while avoiding overused jargon. It shows how to make the most of the language you use and make your writing effective and influential.