Oliver Kamm, Accidence Will Happen: The Non-Pedantic Guide to English

  • Salisbury Arts Centre
  • May 28
  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • £8.50
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Join The Times columnist Oliver Kamm as he takes on the pedants in this witty and sometimes provocative guide to the use and abuse of the English language. Are standards of English alright, or should that be all right? To knowingly split an infinitive or not to? Good English, the pedants tell us, requires rules. Yet, as Kamm demonstrates, many of the purists’ prohibitions are bogus and can be cheerfully disregarded. Kamm gives us an authoritative and deeply reassuring guide to grammar, style and the linguistic conundrums we all face.

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