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Between TV talk shows, radio call-in programs, email and the Internet, spontaneous-talk media has skyrocketed in the '90s. People are interacting more frequently and more fervently than ever before, turning the English language into an indecipherable mess. Now, this unique and concise compendium presents the most confused and misused words in the language today — words misused by careless speakers and writers everywhere.It defines, discerns and distinguishes the finer points of sense and meaning. Was it fortuitous or only fortunate? Are you trying to remember, or more fully recollect? Is he uninterested or disinterested? Is it healthful or healthy, regretful or regrettable, notorious or infamous? The answers to these and many more fascinating etymological questions can be found within the pages of this invaluable (or is it valuable?) reference.

About the Author

Eugene Ehrlich, formerly a member of the department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, is the author of numerous reference books on language, including Amo, Amos, Amat, and More and The Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinary Literate. He is also the coeditor of the Oxford American Dictionary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062701909
Author:
Ehrlich, Eugene
Publisher:
Collins Reference
Author:
by Eugene H. Ehrlich
Author:
Ehrlich, Eugene H.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Synonyms and antonyms
Subject:
Dictionaries - Synonyms/Antonyms
Subject:
English language -- Synonyms and antonyms.
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
English language -- Idioms.
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Highly Selective Reference
Series Volume:
1993/1
Publication Date:
19970522
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.57x5.76x.92 in. .88 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Reference » Dictionaries » General
Reference » Grammar and Style
Reference » Grammar and Usage
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Reference » Words on Words

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