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What Not to Write: An A-to-Z of the Dos and Don'ts of Good English [Hardcover]

Kay Sayce
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Table of Contents


An A to Z of good English

The dos and don'ts of writing good English
are arranged in alphabetical order. Coupled
with cross-references and a comprehensive index,
this means that you shouldn't have any difficulty
finding the answers to your queries.


1 Some basic grammar
2 Ten tips on writing a document
3 Some tips on laying out a document 1
4 Other sources to consult


1 Roman hangover
2 Accentuate the positive
3 Three faces of the adjective
4 Toma(r)to vs toma(y)to
5 Beginnings and endings
6 The bane of bureaucratese
7 Casting out the clichés
8 Avoiding the double meaning
9 Wasted words
10 Getting e-mails right
11 Mixed metaphors
12 Wrong words
13 Short measures
14 If only...
15 Problem plurals
16 Spell-checkers and daft contracts
17 No sex please, we're British
18 Common misspellings
19 What is the word for a word that...
20 A useful rule
21 Fun with the Fog test
22 Breaking words


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