The Basics of English Usage
Routledge – 2009 – 192 pages
Should I say "He is taller than I" or "He is taller than me?"
Do you spell it "blond" or "blonde"?
If you’ve ever been stopped in your tracks by questions like these, then this book is for you. A complete pocket guide to the ins and outs of everyday English, The Basics of English Usage will tell you all you need to know about such topics as:
Including guides to further reading and online resources, The Basics of English Usage is an indispensable survival guide for anyone wanting to improve their writing and communication.
1. Introduction. 2. Spelling. 3. Grammar and Style. 4. Problem Words. 5. Punctuation. 6. Further Resources.
Wynford Hicks is a freelance journalist and editorial trainer. He has worked as a reporter, subeditor, feature writer, editor and editorial consultant on magazines, newspapers and books. He is the author of Quite Literally and English for Journalists, now in its third edition.