Author: K S Yadurajan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195662717
This is unique book for Indians using English, filled with anecdotes involving curious but often commonplace expressions used in India by Indians across all professional strata. It analyses a host of Indian English expressions, and gives the Standard style, in a witty, informal and entertaining manner.
It reveals tricky points of grammar in traditional usage and suggests correct expressions for misused phrases and also gives general tips on style and diction. Current English analyses a host of Indian English expressions, and gives the Standard style, in a witty, informal and entertaining manner.
EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS
The book…is bound to be useful for the conscientious user of English. Written by a professional grammarian, it is a useful addition to the reference works for the Indian user of English.
All those who talk like this only could do with a stiff dose of Mr. Yadurajan’s grammatical correctness.
Current English comes to the aid of Indians using English…A useful guide…
The things that make Current English so readable are its no-fuss attitude, its willingness to listen, and yes, its sense of humour.
Yadurajan’s style is fresh and unhurried… It’s a splendid read.
- SUNDAY MID-DAY
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Current English: A guide for the User of English in India