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Advanced Grammar course

Thursday 18 August 2016

 Book now at £300 + VAT for each place. Book two or more places and get a discount of £40 off each place. This is ideal for those wanting to learn much more than basic grammar. Our last Advanced Grammar course for this year and it’s filling up fast.

 Contact Terri Schabel on: 01663 744409 for more details or email her at terri.schabel@plainenglish.co.uk

Government Latin ban

The Government has taken the surprising step of banning Latin abbreviations from its websites.

So e.g., i.e. and etc will all soon be booted off GOV.UK pages, apparently because foreign readers find them ‘difficult to read’. A spokesman said the phrases could even confuse English speakers who were ‘under stress or in a hurry’.

Read more: Government Latin ban

We voted 'Leave' – what now?

The votes are counted and the UK has voted out of the European Union. Scaremongering campaigns and spin aside, what does the decision actually mean?
 
Here’s a plain English guide to some key issues.
 

Read more: We voted 'Leave' – what now?

Summer special offer

We have a summer special offer for you.

Do you have a leaflet you want us to edit and Crystal Mark for £200? That’s £200 for editing, rewriting and bringing your document up to Plain English Crystal Mark standard.

Read more: Summer special offer

Web deceit gets trickier

We’ve already highlighted some of the dodgy techniques websites use to con customers.

Shamefully, not only have many websites continued to use them (and, in some cases, pass them off as perfectly OK), they’ve started to use even sneakier programs.

Read more: Web deceit gets trickier

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