The Oxford Dictionary of Usage and Style
By (author) Bryan A. Garner
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Oxford Dictionary of Usage and Style by Bryan A. Garner
Book DescriptionWhat's the singular of paparazzi? Is graffiti singular or plural? What about kudos? Should I say empathic or empathetic? Is it a couple of dozen or a couple dozen? What's the correct pronunciation of concierge? Or schism? Or flaccid? In this book of crisp, precise, and often witty pronouncements on modern American English, Bryan Garner decisively answers these and thousands of other questions that bedevil those who care about the language. Garner draws on massive evidence to support his judgments, citing thousands of examples--good, bad, and ugly--from sources such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. No one can browse through the book without sharing the authors spirited awareness of how words work and his relish for exposing the affectations that bloat our language. And even if you don't have the time for browsing, but simply want a quick answer to an editorial riddle, this book is your best bet.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195135084
(210mm x 138mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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A cornerstore of Oxford's language reference list, Garner's Modern English Usage now includes revisions to more than 2,000 entries to reflect the nuances of English usage not only in the United States, but in Australia and New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa.
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Author Biography - Bryan A. Garner
Bryan A. Garner, a noted lawyer and lexicographer, has written extensively on the English language and the language of law. His earlier books include A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, The Elements of Legal Style, and The Winning Brief. He is Editor-in-Chief of Black's Law Dictionary and President of LawProse, Inc., a Dallas-based company that provides continuing-legal-education seminars to lawyers nationwide.
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