The Artful Nuance: A Refined Guide to Imperfectly Understood Words in the English Language

The Artful Nuance: A Refined Guide to Imperfectly Understood Words in the English Language

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by Rod L. Evans
     
 

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?The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter.? (Mark Twain)

What's the difference between:

Nectar and ambrosia? Bough and branch? Astonished and surprised? Sensual and sensuous? Beside and besides?


Many people use these words interchangeably but there are actually subtle and interesting…  See more details below

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?The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter.? (Mark Twain)

What's the difference between:

Nectar and ambrosia? Bough and branch? Astonished and surprised? Sensual and sensuous? Beside and besides?


Many people use these words interchangeably but there are actually subtle and interesting differences in meaning and usage. Now from the author of Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge comes a fun and fascinating word reference book for word lovers, students, and trivia collectors alike. Readers will relish learning about these distinctions in this entertaining homage to a gift we use every day?words.

Editorial Reviews

Evelyn Small
If you're among those who are impelled (not compelled) toward correct usage, or someone for whom the choice of "can" or "may" matters a great deal, or a person who waited on tenterhooks while the Centers for Disease Control decided if the swine flu outbreak was an epidemic or a pandemic, then this is a perfect book to dip into.
—The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440687952
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/03/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
244
File size:
196 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Rod L. Evans, Ph.D., is a teacher of philosophy at Old Dominion in Norfolk. He has worked for the test preparation company Stanley Kaplan, preparing students for the SAT and TOEFL.

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Some of the most common mistakes in English is the misuse of similar sounding words. A must for all students taking writing courses and courses requring multiple writing submissions.