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Word Watcher's Handbook

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Word Watcher's Handbook is an entertaining and authoritative book that is packed with guidelines to help the reader eliminate incorrect words and phrases. The Deletionary portion is a definitive blacklist of trite words, feeble phrases and incorrect constructions that should be omitted from every vocabulary.
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Overview

Word Watcher's Handbook is an entertaining and authoritative book that is packed with guidelines to help the reader eliminate incorrect words and phrases. The Deletionary portion is a definitive blacklist of trite words, feeble phrases and incorrect constructions that should be omitted from every vocabulary.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595150694
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 798,594
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction 1
Listening 5
Sample Flash Cards 6
1. Deletionary 11
Runners-up 20
Feeble-phrase Finder 21
2. Usage 36
Unmatched Pairs 53
3. Pronunciation Pitfalls 62
4. Beyond the Basics 79
Out-of-it Words/On-top-of-it Words 80
Brand Names 84
An Awareness Test 86
5. Reviewing Foreign Menu Terms 91
French Cuisine 92
Italian Cuisine 101
6. English as a Second Language for Americans 105
American English/English English 106
American Spelling/English Spelling 110
British Place Names 110
7. Traveler's Advisory: Welcome Words 112
A Quick Quiz to Test Your Travel Savvy 112
8. Occupational Hazards of the Verbal Variety 119
9. Clearing a Path in the Words 127
Word Exorcises 127
10. Coming to Terms: a Word Watcher's Glossary 149
General Business Terms 149
Computer Terms 154
Satellite Terms 156
Bibliography 157
Now a Word from You, Please 159
Order Form 160
Index 161
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