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Dreyer's English : an utterly correct guide to clarity and style

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First edition.

"Authoritative as it is amusing, this book distills everything Benjamin Dreyer has learned from the hundreds of books he has copyedited, including works by Elizabeth Strout, E. L. Doctorow, and Frank Rich, into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best foot forward in writing prose. Dreyer offers lessons on the ins and outs of punctuation and grammar, including how to navigate the words he calls 'the confusables,' like tricky homophones; the myriad ways to use (and misuse) a comma; and how to recognize--though not necessarily do away with--the passive voice. (Hint: If you can plausibly add 'by zombies' to the end of a sentence, it's passive.) People are sharing their writing more than ever--on blogs, on Twitter--and this book lays out, clearly and comprehensibly, everything writers can do to keep readers focused on the real reason writers write: to communicate their ideas clearly and effectively. Chock-full of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts on the rules (and nonrules) of the English language, this book will prove invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people's prose, and--perhaps best of all--an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language"--

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  • 4 of 8 copies available at OWWL.

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Clifton Springs Library 808.02 Dre (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52115300362095
Checked out
05/28/2019
Mount Morris Library 808.02 Dre (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52123300256499
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Naples Library 808.02 DREYER (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52124300364408
Available
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Newark Public Library 808.02 DRE (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300847615
Available
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Victor Farmington Library 808.02 DRE (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300854888
In transit
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Warsaw Public Library 808.02 DRE (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52151300320130
Checked out
05/27/2019
Williamson Public Library 808.02 DRE (Text)
Adult New Materials
52152300706500
Available
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 808.02 DRE (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002841012
Checked out
05/29/2019

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