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The Economist Style Guide

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The Economist Style Guide by The Economist
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The Economist Style Guide is an invaluable companion for everyone who wants to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is renowned. As the introduction says, 'clarity of writing usually follows clarity of thought.' The Economist Style Guide gives general advice on writing, points out common errors and cliches, offers guidance on consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters, and contains an exhaustive range of reference material covering everything from accountancy ratios and stock market indices to laws of nature and science. Some of the numerous useful rules and pointers include: Which informs, that defines. This is the house that Jack built. But: This house, which Jack built, is now falling down. Discreet means circumspect or prudent; discrete means separate or distinct. Remember that 'Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are.' (Oscar Wilde). Flaunt means display, flout means disdain. If you flout this distinction you will flaunt your ignorance.Forgo means do without; forego means go before. Fortuitous means accidental, not fortunate or well-timed. Full stops Use plenty. They keep sentences short. This helps the reader.
Release date Australia
March 18th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main
Imprint
Economist Books
Pages
272
Dimensions
144x222x27
ISBN-13
9781846681752
Product ID
3882418

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