Accidence Will Happen

The Non-Pedantic Guide to English Usage

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Publisher Description

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.

'A unique and indispensable guide to usage' STEVEN PINKER

'An immensely intelligent and playful polemic, cheeky and erudite by turns...certainly gets the blood pumping, so do read it' THE TIMES

'A superb book' INDEPENDENT

GENRE
Reference
RELEASED
2015
12 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orion
SELLER
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
1.8
MB

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