Book The sense of style : the thinking person’s guide to writing in the 21st century By steven pinker PDF
Author : Steven pinker
Pages : 392
Years : 2014
ISBN-10 : 0143127799
ISBN-13 : 978-0143127796
Language : English
Can bad writing be fatal? Steven Pinker believes it can, and that’s a subject of discussion in his book The Sense of Style.
According to Pinker, the wording of common warning notices can actually cause fatal mistakes. By not warning directly about lethal dangers, these appliances can turn normal, everyday activities into deadly ones.
After making that point, Pinker discusses how manipulating the English language can trick readers. By teaching his readers about style and the structure of sentences, he tries to teach them how to avoid scams due to tricky writing. He also strives to help writers write more clearly and ethically using proper grammar and style.
The book also explores the changes to modern writing that have occurred because of texting and social media platforms.
“We can remind ourselves of the reasons to strive for good style: to enhance the spread of ideas, to exemplify attention to detail, and to add to the beauty of the world.”