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ACCIDENCE WILL HAPPEN: THE NON-PEDANTIC GUIDE TO ENGLISH USAGE

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ACCIDENCE WILL HAPPEN: THE NON-PEDANTIC GUIDE TO ENGLISH USAGE

ACCIDENCE WILL HAPPEN: THE NON-PEDANTIC GUIDE TO ENGLISH USAGE

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Synopsis: ACCIDENCE WILL HAPPEN: THE NON-PEDANTIC GUIDE TO ENGLISH USAGE

Are standards of English alright - or should that be all right? To knowingly split an infinitive or not to? And what about ending a sentence with preposition, or for that matter beginning one with 'and'? We learn language by instinct, but good English, the pedants tell us, requires rules. Yet, as Oliver Kamm demonstrates, many of the purists' prohibitions are bogus and can be cheerfully disregarded. ACCIDENCE WILL HAPPEN is an authoritative and deeply reassuring guide to grammar, style and the linguistic conundrums we all face.

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ISBN 9780297871934
Weight 0.35
Publisher THE ORION PUBLISHING GROUP LTD.
Book Size (cm.) 13.5 x 18.6 x 2.9
Language English
Number of Pages 320

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Are standards of English alright - or should that be all right? To knowingly split an infinitive or not to? And what about ending a sentence with preposition, or for that matter beginning one with 'and'? We learn language by instinct, but good English, the pedants tell us, requires rules. 

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KAMM, OLIVER

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Oliver Kamm is a British writer and journalist. Since 2008 he has been a leader writer and columnist for The Times. His book on grammar, Accidence Will Happen: The Non-Pedantic Guide to English Usage was published in 2015.

Predominantly identifying with the left and liberal issues, he is a prominent supporter of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. An advocate of the foreign policies pursed by the Blair government, Kamm wrote Anti-Totalitarianism: The Left-wing Case for a Neoconservative Foreign Policy (2005) which puts forward the case for an interventionist foreign policy. Kamm was formerly employed in the financial services sector.

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