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Free guides

Free guides

We at Plain English Campaign want to help as many people as possible use plain English. For that reason, here are a series of free guides to get you started. The guides are provided in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. If you cannot read PDF files on your computer, you will need to download Adobe Reader.

You can also download Drivel Defence, a software application which inspects webpages. All the guides below will open in a new browser window.

We have updated most of our guides, and added a new category of plain English grammar guides. We hope that you will find these new guides useful.

General guides


Special subjects

Grammar guides

We own the copyright to these guides. You are welcome to print out any of the guides or save them to disk for your own use. You must contact us to get our permission if you want to use any of the material in your own publications or on your website. If you wish to use the free guides internally on your company intranet, you can do this for £200.00.


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