Usage and Abusage
A Guide to Good English
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Usage and Abusage by Eric Partridge
Book DescriptionUsage and Abusage takes a long, hard look at the use and constant misuse of English. Declaring war on bad grammar, woolliness of expression and poor choice of vocabulary, this essential guide sets out both to highlight problems and pitfalls and to offer constructive advice on the proper use of English.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140514421
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Eric Partridge
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Reveals the courage, gaiety and astringent cynicism with which men armed themselves against the horrors of trench warfare. This book features 16 pages of plates which illustrate the comic cartoons, recruiting posters and other images from the Great War.
Shakespeare's Bawdy, Hardback (May 2001)» View all books by Eric Partridge
Here Partridge combined a detailed knowledge of Shakespeare and Elizabethan slang/innuendo to create 'a literary and psychological essay and a comprehensive glossary' of this long-avoided aspect of Shakespeare criticism.
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Author Biography - Eric Partridge
Eric Partridge was one of the leading commentators on the English language before he died in 1979. Janet Whitcut was Senior Research Editor of the Longman Dictionary and Reference Book Unit and is now a freelance writer. She is the co-author of The Longman Guide to English Usage and The Little Oxford Guide to English Usage.
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