Communication pp 331-373 | Cite as

Common Problems with English

  • Nicki Stanton
Part of the Macmillan Professional Masters book series


You should now be aware of the basic framework of the English language and of some of the basic terms used to describe the various parts of speech and their functions. We now need to look at these in rather more detail in order to discover some of the typical problems which arise from not sticking to the accepted rules and conventions. It is not simply a case of obeying the rules for the sake of obeying rules. It is more a case of trying to obey the rules in order to avoid being unclear and ambiguous when we are communicating. 373


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Further Reading

  1. Fowler, H. W., Modern English Usage, Oxford University Press, 1983.Google Scholar
  2. Gowers, Sir Ernest, The Complete Plain Words, Penguin, 1987.Google Scholar
  3. Oxford Guide to the English Language, Oxford University Press, 1985.Google Scholar
  4. Partridge, Eric, Usage and Abusage, Penguin, 1970.Google Scholar

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