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Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English
     

Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English

by Eric Partridge, Janet Whitcut
 

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ISBN-10: 0393317099

ISBN-13: 9780393317091

Pub. Date: 12/17/1997

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking the right words (and avoiding the wrong ones).
Which is preferred - nom de plume, pseudonym, or pen name? What are neologisms, disguised conjunctions, and fused participles? Language enters into almost every part of human life and yet it is all too often misused: directness and clarity disappear

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An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking the right words (and avoiding the wrong ones).
Which is preferred - nom de plume, pseudonym, or pen name? What are neologisms, disguised conjunctions, and fused participles? Language enters into almost every part of human life and yet it is all too often misused: directness and clarity disappear in a whirl of clichés, euphemisms, and wooliness of expression.
Janet Whitcut has revised Eric Partridge's popular reference book to reflect the language of well-informed writers, readers, and speakers today. She has also added a section to the book entitled "Vogue Words," which includes words that have acquired a new power and influence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393317091
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/17/1997
Edition description:
Revised edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
898,269
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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