Do you know the difference between compliment and complement? Do you know your breeches from your breaches? Do you know why the word ‘Ghoti’ should be pronounced ‘fish’? Answers to these questions and many other interesting facts regarding the English language can be found in the fourth edition of Medical Writing: A Prescription for Clarity by Neville Goodman, Martin Edwards, and Elise Langdon-Neuner. This book caters for writers at all stages of their careers and from different fields of medical writing; whether you are a physician, a professional medical writer, or a student, this book provides an array of practical information to help improve the clarity of your writing. Those writers for whom English is an additional language will find this book particularly useful as a guide to ensuring effective and coherent writing.