The Basics of English Usage

By Wynford Hicks

© 2009 – Routledge

192 pages

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Paperback: 9780415470230
pub: 2009-02-02
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About the Book

Should I say "He is taller than I" or "He is taller than me?"

Do you spell it "blond" or "blonde"?

If you’ve ever been stopped in your tracks by questions like these, then this book is for you. A complete pocket guide to the ins and outs of everyday English, The Basics of English Usage will tell you all you need to know about such topics as:

  • correct spelling
  • good grammar and style
  • punctuation and how to use it
  • problem words that everyone gets wrong.

Including guides to further reading and online resources, The Basics of English Usage is an indispensable survival guide for anyone wanting to improve their writing and communication.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Spelling. 3. Grammar and Style. 4. Problem Words. 5. Punctuation. 6. Further Resources.

About the Author

Wynford Hicks is a freelance journalist and editorial trainer. He has worked as a reporter, subeditor, feature writer, editor and editorial consultant on magazines, newspapers and books. He is the author of Quite Literally and English for Journalists, now in its third edition.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN006000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation
LAN014000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Reference
STU026000
STUDY AIDS / Study Guides