Garner's Modern American Usage

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019987462X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1008

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Since first appearing in 1998, Garner's Modern American Usage has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on troublesome words and phrases, GMAU authoritatively shows how to avoid the countless pitfalls that await unwary writers and speakers whether the issues relate to grammar, punctuation, word choice, or pronunciation. An exciting new feature of this third edition is Garner's Language-Change Index, which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from nonacceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistent standard throughout. GMAU is the first usage guide ever to incorporate such a language-change index. The judgments are based both on Garner's own original research in linguistic corpora and on his analysis of hundreds of earlier studies. Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved. Bryan A. Garner is a writer, grammarian, lexicographer, teacher, and lawyer. He has written professionally about English usage for more than 28 years, and his work has achieved widespread renown. David Foster Wallace proclaimed that Bryan Garner is a genius and William Safire called the book excellent. In fact, due to the strength of his work on GMAU, Garner was the grammarian asked to write the grammar-and-usage chapter for the venerable Chicago Manual of Style. His advice on language matters is second to none.

Garner's Modern English Usage

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190491485

Category:

Page: 1120

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Bryan Garner is the most trusted living usage expert of our day, and Garner's Modern English Usage is the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. With well over 6,000 entries on English grammar, syntax, word choice, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and style, thisbook is adored by professional writers and general readers alike. In this major update to a timeless classic, Bryan Garner has dramatically expanded coverage of international English usage, making the volume for the first time a guide not only to American English usage, but to English usage aroundthe globe. Interest in the English language is greater than ever; English is the lingua franca not only of higher education and academia, but of science, business, computing, aviation, and even - arguably - entertainment. An awareness of global English matters today as never before. To ensure that BryanGarner's clear, unambiguous advice resonates with English-speakers worldwide, more than 2,000 entries have been revised to account for the nuances of English not only in the United States, but in Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa. Not everything has changed: readers will still find the popular "Garner's Language-Change Index" which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from non-acceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistentstandard throughout. Bryan Garner's tools for scientific accuracy are, however, fully updated: this fourth edition benefits from usage data generated by Google Ngrams, which charts frequencies of any word or short sentence in sources printed after 1800. With thousands of concise entries, longer essays on problematic areas such as subject-verb agreement and danglers, and meticulous citations of the New York Times, Newsweek, and other leading journalistic sources, this fourth edition of Garner's Modern English Usage provides priceless referenceinformation to anyone hoping to improve as a writer - worldwide.

Garner on Language and Writing

Selected Essays and Speeches of Bryan A. Garner

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604424454

Category: Law

Page: 839

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Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to these diverse subjects.

A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195142365

Category: Law

Page: 953

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Bryan A. Garner, an editor, academic and practicing lawyer, has written an accessible, authoritative, and up-to-date guide that will help anyone in the legal thicket to write better. "The most extensive resources available for legal word usage".--Library Journal.

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Navigating the Horizons in Bible Translations

Author: E. Ray Clendenen,David K. Stabnow

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433614766

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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In Genesis 3:1 the serpent asked the woman, "Did God really say, 'You can't eat from any tree in the garden'?" What has God really said? Before we can obey Him, we must know what He has said. The Psalmist prayed twice in his affliction, "Give me life through Your word" (Ps 119:25, 107). When Jesus was afflicted by the Devil in the wilderness (Mt 4:1-11), He defended Himself with the sword of the Spirit (Eph 6:17) - God's Word. But Christians must know what God has said if we are to find strength and healing from affliction and defense against the Devil. Bible translation is not a casual enterprise because it involves bringing the life-saving Word of God to people in their own language. And selecting a Bible translation is not on the order of picking out a sweater. It's more like picking a doctor - someone you can trust. This book is about how Bible translation is done. And it commends a particular translation - the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) - as a trustworthy guide to what God has really said.

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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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HBR Guide to Better Business Writing (HBR Guide Series)

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422184048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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DON'T LET YOUR WRITING HOLD YOU BACK. When you’re fumbling for words and pressed for time, you might be tempted to dismiss good business writing as a luxury. But it’s a skill you must cultivate to succeed: You’ll lose time, money, and influence if your e-mails, proposals, and other important documents fail to win people over. The HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner, gives you the tools you need to express your ideas clearly and persuasively so clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and partners will get behind them. This book will help you: • Push past writer’s block • Grab—and keep—readers’ attention • Earn credibility with tough audiences • Trim the fat from your writing • Strike the right tone • Brush up on grammar, punctuation, and usage

Jede Liebesgeschichte ist eine Geistergeschichte

David Foster Wallace. Ein Leben

Author: Daniel Max

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462308416

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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»Wenn Sie Wallaces Werk lieben, müssen Sie dieses Buch lesen, lieben Sie Wallaces Werk nicht, müssen Sie es sogar unbedingt lesen!« Tom Bissell »Fiction’s about what it is to be a fucking human being.« David Foster WallaceMit Unendlicher Spaß wurde David Foster Wallace über Nacht zum Superstar der amerikanischen Literaturszene.2008 nahm sich der begnadete Schriftsteller das Leben.D.T. Max hat sich auf die Suche nach dem einzig wahren David Foster Wallace gemacht, herausgekommen ist dabei ein facettenreiches Porträt über einen Mann voller Widersprüche: Aufgewachsen als Sohn eines Collegeprofessors und einer grammatikfanatischen Englischlehrerin in einer Kleinstadt im Mittleren Westen, war er ein begabter Teenager, Tennis-Nerd und Klassenclown, später dann Überflieger, großer Stilist, die Stimme einer Generation. Es war ein Leben, geprägt von Alkoholismus, Drogenabhängigkeit, Panikattacken und »der üblen Sache«, wie David Foster Wallace seine Depressionen selbst nannte – ein andauernder Tanz am Abgrund.Es ist ein Leben zwischen den Extremen, das D.T. Max auf der Suche nach David Foster Wallace gefunden hat: Mit all seinen Entdeckungen und Dramen, der Verliebtheit, der Liebe, der Langeweile, den Ängsten und Krankheiten, den Glücksfällen und Fehlentscheidungen, den Sehnsüchten – eine Geschichte von den dunkelsten und den hellsten Tagen.Mit Jede Liebesgeschichte ist eine Geistergeschichte legt D.T. Max eine Biographie über David Foster Wallace vor, die sich liest wie ein Roman – ein unverzichtbares Buch!

The Lost Art of the Great Speech

How to Write One--How to Deliver It

Author: Richard Dowis

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814424899

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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"Splashy slides, confident body language, and a lot of eye contact are fine and well. But if a speech is rambling, illogical, or just plain boring, the impact will be lost. Now everyone can learn to give powerful, on-target speeches that capture an audience's attention and drive home a message. The key is not just in the delivery techniques, but in tapping into the power of language. Prepared by an award-winning writer, this authoritative speech-writing guide covers every essential element of a great speech, including outlining and organizing, beginning with a bang, making use of action verbs and vivid nouns, and handling questions from the audience. Plus, the book includes excerpts from some of history's most memorable speeches--eloquent words to contemplate and emulate."

Drei Söhne

Ein Mordprozess

Author: Helen Garner

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 382707908X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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»Ich sah es in den Nachrichten. Nacht. Gebüsch. Wasser, verschwommene Lichter, ein Hubschrauber. Männer mit Warnwesten und Schutzhelmen. Hier war etwas Entsetzliches passiert..« Robert Farquharson bekommt sein Leben einfach nicht auf die Reihe. Seit einiger Zeit lebt er getrennt von seiner Familie. Am Abend des Vatertags im Jahr 2005 fährt er die drei Söhne zurück zuseiner Exfrau Cindy, als sein Wagen von der Straße abkommt und in einen See stürzt. Nur er kann sich aus dem Auto befreien ... Tragischer Unfall oder Racheakt – diese Frage wird die australische Justiz und Öffentlichkeit in den folgenden Jahren beschäftigen – und sie wird für Helen Garner geradezu zur Obsession. Sie verfolgt den Prozess durch alle Instanzen und erzählt die Geschichte eines Mannes und seines kaputten Leben und das unerhörte und unvorhersehbare Gerichts-Drama auf der Suche nach Gerechtigkeit.

The Winning Oral Argument

Enduring Principles with Supporting Comments from the Literature

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 262

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In this eminently browsable book, Bryan A. Garner has collected and arranged the most important, interesting, and penetrating statements from judges and lawyers about how to conduct an oral argument. Each didactic principle is stated, briefly explained, and then illustrated with quotations from a dazzling array of sources, ancient and modern. Novices and veterans alike will find helpful advice in these pages, which systematically explain the subtleties of the art more lucidly than any previous work has done.

Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195384202

Category: Law

Page: 991

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This new edition of Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage discusses and analyzes modern legal vocabulary and style more thoroughly than any other contemporary reference work. Since the first edition, Bryan A. Garner has drawn on his unrivaled experience as a legal editor to refine his position on legal usage. The new Third Edition remains indispensable: Garner has updated entries throughout, added hundreds of new entries and thousands of new illustrative quotations from judicial opinions andleading lawbooks, revised the selected bibliography, and expanded and updated cross-references to guide readers quickly and easily. A new preface introduces the reader to this edition and discusses content that has been newly incorporated. Influential writers and editors rely on Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage daily. It is an essential resource for practicing lawyers, legal scholars, and libraries of all sizes and types, functioning as both a style guide and a law dictionary, guiding writers to distinguish between true terms of law and mere jargon and illustrating recommended forms of expression. Common blunders are discussed in ways that will discourage writers from any further use. The origins of frequently used expressions are described with engaging prose. Collectively, there is no better resource for approaching legal writing in a logical, clear, and error-free way.

Successful Writing and Speaking: The Communication Collection (9 Books)

Author: Harvard Business Review,Nancy Duarte,Bryan A. Garner,Holly Weeks,Jeff Weiss

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633691950

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1576

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This Harvard Business Review digital collection will give you the confidence and tools you need to write and speak successfully. It includes the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations, by presentation expert Nancy Duarte; the HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner; the HBR Guide to Negotiating, by negotiation expert Jeff Weiss; Failure to Communicate, by consultant and coach Holly Weeks; as well as HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Communication, Giving Effective Feedback, Running Meetings, How to Run a Meeting, and Managing Difficult Interactions.

Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition

A Text with Exercises

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022603139X

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for improving their written work. Now the leading guide to clear writing in the field, this indispensable volume encourages legal writers to challenge conventions and offers valuable insights into the writing process that will appeal to other professionals: how to organize ideas, create and refine prose, and improve editing skills. Accessible and witty, Legal Writing in Plain English draws on real-life writing samples that Garner has gathered through decades of teaching experience. Trenchant advice covers all types of legal materials, from analytical and persuasive writing to legal drafting, and the book’s principles are reinforced by sets of basic, intermediate, and advanced exercises in each section. In this new edition, Garner preserves the successful structure of the original while adjusting the content to make it even more classroom-friendly. He includes case examples from the past decade and addresses the widespread use of legal documents in electronic formats. His book remains the standard guide for producing the jargon-free language that clients demand and courts reward.

The Rules of Golf in Plain English, Third Edition

Author: Jeffrey S. Kuhn,Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226458229

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

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"The cry for the simplification of the Rules of Golf is a stock-in-trade of the journalist during the winter months. Countless words on the subject have been poured out to an ever-tolerant public, but still the long-sought simplification does not come."—Henry Longhurst, 1937 The hopes of renowned writer and golfer Henry Longhurst—and millions of golfers before and after him—have finally been realized. In The Rules of Golf in Plain English, Bryan A. Garner, American English language and usage expert, and Jeffrey S. Kuhn, volunteer USGA rules official, have translated the knotty Rules with the encouragement and permission of the United States Golf Association. The result is a modern, readable version that offers, for the first time, clear guidance to both amateurs and professionals. Based on a 338-word set of thirteen rules written in 1744, the official Rules have grown, over two and a half centuries, to 40,000 words. Numerous contributors and a complex revision process have rendered these Rules so opaque and stylistically inconsistent that a companion volume—the 600-page Decisions on the Rules of Golf—has been published to help golfers navigate them. Both lawyers and avid golfers, Kuhn and Garner recognized the difficulties that the language of the Rules of Golf created, especially in a sport that expects players to call penalties on themselves. By reworking the Rules line by line, word by word, they have produced an accessible resource that no golfer—from the duffer to the pro—should be without.