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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Oxford Guide to Plain English 4th ed isbn 9780199669172

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ISBN13: 9780199558506
New Edition ISBN: 9780199669172
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199233458
Published: August 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Plain English is an essential tool for effective communication. Information transmitted in letters, documents, reports, contracts, and forms is clearer and more understandable when presented in straightforward terms. The Oxford Guide to Plain English provides authoritative guidance on how to write plain English using easy-to-follow guidelines which cover straightforward language, sentence length, active and passive verbs, punctuation, grammar, planning, and good organization.

This handy guide will be invaluable to writers of all levels. It provides essential guidelines that will allow readers to develop their writing style, grammar, and punctuation. The book also offers help in understanding official jargon and legalese giving the plain English alternatives. This guide gives hundreds of real examples and shows 'before and after' versions of texts of different kinds which will help readers to look critically at their own writing.

It is organized in 25 short chapters, which each cover a different aspect of writing. Clearly laid out and easy to use, the Oxford Guide to Plain English is the best guide to writing clear and helpful documents.