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
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Author Biography - Eric Partridge
Eric Partridge (1894-1979) was a New Zealand lexicographer of the English language. He served in the Australian infantry during WWI, during which time he developed an interest in military slang. In 1945, he wrote The Dictionary of RAF Slang after working for the air force, and wrote a total of over forty books about the English language over the course of his lifetime.
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