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Accidence Will Happen

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The Book
From splitting infinitives to dangling prepositions, this erudite, entertaining and deeply reassuring guide demonstrates that many of the so-called rules of good style are little more than folklore mixed with prejudice and can be cheerfully disregarded. This is a book for anyone who cares about language and how it is used. With authoritative advice on the linguistic conundrums that we all face, this book is set to become an indispensable companion for readers, writers and users of modern English.

Accidence Will Happen

by Oliver Kamm
About
The Book
From splitting infinitives to dangling prepositions, this erudite, entertaining and deeply reassuring guide demonstrates that many of the so-called rules of good style are little more than folklore mixed with prejudice and can be cheerfully disregarded. This is a book for anyone who cares about language and how it is used. With authoritative advice on the linguistic conundrums that we all face, this book is set to become an indispensable companion for readers, writers and users of modern English.
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What Steven Pinker says

This is a unique and indispensable guide to usage. It’s distinguished by the author’s keen discernment, his reliance on scholarship rather than dogma and superstition, and an ability to cite literary examples of contested constructions that is literally (yes, literally) awesome (yes, awesome).