Usage and Abusage
By (author) Eric Partridge
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Usage and Abusage by Eric Partridge
Book DescriptionUsage and Abusage is Penguin's classic linguistic reference book that not only tells you how to use English correctly, but is also a declaration of war on its misuse. Covering grammatical problems, words that are commonly abused and confused, matters of style, as well as providing advice on how to communicate clearly and elegantly, it is the perfect reader for every writer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141037721
(181mm x 111mm x mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The 3rd edition, revised by Janet Whitcut, has been completely reset and brought up-to-date for modern usage. This classic guide, full of advice on how to avoid woolly expressions, bad grammar and poor vocabulary selection, guides the user through the difficulties of writing clear, direct English.
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