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Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English

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Which is preferred - nom de plume, pseudonym, or pen name? What are neologisms, disguised conjunctions, and fused participles? Language enters into almost every part of human life and yet it is all too often misused: directness and clarity disappear in a whirl of clichés, euphemisms, and wooliness of expression.

Janet Whitcut has revised Eric Partridge's popular reference book to reflect the language of well-informed writers, readers, and speakers today. She has also added a section to the book entitled "Vogue Words," which includes words that have acquired a new power and influence.

Synopsis:

An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking the right words (and avoiding the wrong ones). Janet Whitcut has revised Eric Partridge's popular reference to reflect the language of well-informed writers, readers, and speakers today. The book also includes a section of "vogue words", those that have acquired a new power and influence. An indispensable reference.

About the Author

The late Eric Partridge was the author of many classic books on the English language.Janet Whitcut has contributed to many publications including The International Encyclopedia of Lexicography and The Oxford Thesaurus.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393317091
Editor:
Whitcut, Janet
Foreword:
Whitcut, Janet
Author:
Partridge, Eric
Author:
Whitcut, Janet
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Word Lists
Subject:
Errors of usage
Subject:
English language -- Usage.
Subject:
English language -- Grammar.
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised edition
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.6 x 1 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking the right words (and avoiding the wrong ones). Janet Whitcut has revised Eric Partridge's popular reference to reflect the language of well-informed writers, readers, and speakers today. The book also includes a section of "vogue words", those that have acquired a new power and influence. An indispensable reference.
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