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Poor Proof Reading,
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This review is from: Get Started in Shorthand Pitman 2000: Teach Yourself (Paperback)
This looks like quite a good book, but I am appalled at the number of typos.
I'm up to page 4 and I've lost count already. The latest is a sentence that just doesn't make sense. I think I can figure out what the author meant to write, but this is not a good way to learn a new language like shorthand.
I didn't originally feel it would be necessary to list the errors, I don't enjoy writing negative reviews and prefer to use a lighter touch when I do, but for those who doubt me take a look here:
Page xii, Para 2: "Repetitive reading is need to become a fast and fluent reader."
Shouldn't "need" be "needed" in this context?
Page xii, Para 4(b): "... and the distinction has to be made between those that are very light and those that area little heavier."
Did the author mean "area" or "are"
Page xiii, Para 6: "Similarly, the spelling of a word like bough bears little relationship to the sounds we hear, which are just two: Band the diphthong OW - and these are the two sounds that we write in shorthand"
"Band" was probably meant to be "B and"
Page 4, Positions of Outlines 2 "Is it the first upward or downward stroke that goes above, on or through the line."
Either this was meant to be a question in which case it should end with a "?" or it is meant to be a statement in which case it should begin with "It is" and not "Is it".
So there we have it. Four errors by the end of page 4.
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Initial post: 23 Mar 2011 13:53:00 GMT
J. Ashton says:
The typos are actually the short hand ........what a silly comment : )
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