Whether it is possible to learn to write competently or Why there are books with mistakes? Part 2. The whimsical author of
One shout: “ Competently to write, it is necessary to read much! “ Others object: “ You only look at modern books how many in them mistakes! You will become competent here! “
And let`s cool down. As it was already told, and in the press of former times of mistakes was enough. Let`s remember Lermontov: I will tell
I - courage,
to open is necessary... though your
magazine (It to me broke off hands):
In - the first, gray paper,
It, perhaps, is also pure,
Yes is somehow terrible without gloves... you Read
- hundreds of typographical errors! -
and anything: both survived, and were learned. Also the problem of book mistakes survived. Except dictionary discrepancies, the small number of readings and short terms on editing, a source of mistakes in print its majesty the Whimsical Author appears.
“ Ttsar I am al not ttsar? “ (BB. Nikitin) Can seem to
strange, however the fact: in books of popular authors of mistakes it is more, than in books of beginners. And all because texts of the newly made writer are corrected by time to unrecognizability, and the venerable author dictates the rules, doing or leaving a heap of mistakes in the creations. Sometimes on ignorance, sometimes - intentionally.
From those who make or leave mistakes on ignorance, the most harmless - owners of outdated dictionaries and textbooks. Here everything is simple: the star writer important declares to the editor and the proofreader: “ To touch Nothing. All editing has to be in a pencil and is shown me “. Nobody touches anything or governs a pencil, the author looks through and erases a pencil an eraser. (Everyone who will mention Igor Severyanin in the book will shortly join this group. New spelling dictionary of V. V. Lopatin “ Capital or lower case? “ (2007) writing " is entered; Igor - Severyanin “ (on a hyphen).
Other group of authors insists on the wrong option of writing, putting forward reasons of a semantic order. Stephen King, for example, in work “ How to write books “ explains: “ When you tell the truth you repeat same “ does not contain commas because I want that you heard this phrase as it is said - on one breath, without pause “. Certainly, the proofreader who is not knowing about intention of the author after the word “ truth “ would put a comma. It is difficult to convince such authors that the reader perceives similar receptions as mistakes that there are other ways to transfer a speech continuity (you remember, at unforgettable memory of Bulat Okudzhava? - “ As you dare to force me, gospodibozhemy!. “) .
The third group - it is aggressive - the aggressive authors ready to perestrelivatsya from - behind each comma, each turn without any reasonable grounds. It seems to them that they - that know better how it is necessary to write and if the proofreader or the editor do not agree, let and write novels. So one famous writer - the author of terribly illiterate books acted recently. The proofreader with the editor obtained on a sign, and in the book it was necessary to leave turns it seems “ more than one and a half hectares “ (instead of “ more than one and a half hectares “), “ To Vsevolod to the Big Nest “ (instead of “ To Vsevolod Big Nest “) etc.
of the Mistake intended - a subject is more interesting. We will consider it in the following article. For now we sum up the preliminary result.
In - the first, be not afraid of books with mistakes. To fix written skill, it is required to execute from 40 to 60 exercises on a certain spelling pattern. So if you met the word " in one book; barricade “ and in one hundred others (or all in the same, on other pages) - the correct writing, your literacy will not suffer.
In - the second, do not try to convince the school teacher or the member of a selection committee that you did not put in the work a comma (or wrote all words together) because that was demanded by your plan! For such statements it is necessary to have a certain status. From there is conclusion: at first shtudirovaniye of textbooks and rules, knowledge of language completely, name gain, and only then language experiments. Otherwise, one never knows, you will hear: “ Force in words you have Vasya, only you cannot place them! “
Part 1. Artful Part 3 dictionaries
. Intended mistakes