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.
The essential guide to the ins and outs of arguments – and how to make sure you always win them.
Although it is not considered polite to argue, we all do it constantly. It is our device for persuading, cajoling or bullying others into giving in to us.
This vital book shows you how you can argue more effectively. Robert Allen describes all the strategies and tactics for winning an argument, and teaches you how to cope with the ploys and dirty tricks of your opponents. Discover:
• what causes an argument
• the different types of argument
• how body language, verbal skills and relaxation techniques can help you win every time.
How to Win Arguments contains everything you need to know to come out on top.