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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
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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.
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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).

Artful Sentences

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The Book
In this book, Virginia Tufte shows how standard sentence patterns and forms contribute to meaning and art in more than a thousand wonderful sentences from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  The book has special interest for aspiring writers, students of literature and language, and anyone who finds joy in reading and writing.

Artful Sentences

by Virginia Tufte
About
The Book
In this book, Virginia Tufte shows how standard sentence patterns and forms contribute to meaning and art in more than a thousand wonderful sentences from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  The book has special interest for aspiring writers, students of literature and language, and anyone who finds joy in reading and writing.
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What John Maeda says

‘Artful Sentences’ by Virginia Tufte is a beautiful book about writing. She’s the mother of Edward Tufte, the visualization guru. Writing is what makes a difference in the end. Visuals help, but you have to have good content.