Merriam-Webster's Concise Dictionary of English Usage

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A handy guide to problems of confused or disputed usage based on the critically acclaimed Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage. Over 2,000 entries explain the background and basis of usage controversies and offer expert advice and recommendations.

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Overview

A handy guide to problems of confused or disputed usage based on the critically acclaimed Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage. Over 2,000 entries explain the background and basis of usage controversies and offer expert advice and recommendations.

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Offering more than correct spellings and definitions, this abridged version of contains 2,000 brief articles on the historical and current usage trends of commonly confused and disputed words and phrases. The articles analyze the words, discuss alternatives, and offer practical advice on using the words. Quotations from well-known writers and periodicals illustrate usage. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877796336
  • Publisher: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 253,432
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 1.44 (d)

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