A handy guide for students who want to understand the intricacies of written English, and how they can make themselves understood.
Want to avoid misunderstandings? Want to get your opinion across clearly? Want to get the marks your hard work deserves?
Writing Good English for Students draws on the experience and skills of journalists who have spent decades perfecting the art of writing and editing English that can be understood.
Yes it will explain - clearly and simply - when to say 'is' and when to say 'are'. It will involve the mystery of its, it's and that damned apostrophe. And there's a sensible guidance on how knicker-twisting commas are worth (short answer: not much).
This is NOT a conventional textbook. It does NOT replace your other books, but it WILL help you get the marks, the results and the jobs you want.
Tony Kleu is a Sydney Morning Herald subeditor who has worked on newspapers in Australia, Africa and England. He has been a journalist for far too long.