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Her Ladyship's Guide to the Queen's English

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From the author of the bestselling I Used to Know That comes a veracious cornucopia of 500 of the best, trickiest, and oft-misused words in the English language that will have you confabulating with the literary cognoscenti in no time
 
Ever wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a little intellectual badinage, or been discombobulated by tricky diction? 500 Words You Should Know has you covered. This book will inspire readers to use uncommon words in their correct context, to utilize the English language to its full potential, and to test themselves on the words they think they already know. This is a book for the appreciator of correct usage, and contains words you thought you knew (decimate, caveat, nemesis), words you should know (euphemism, diatribe, tautology), and just a few that you might want to know (peripatetic, shibboleth, callipygian). Arranged thematically, each word is dissected, with a brief explanation of etymology, historical, and modern usage, allowing you to fully understand and effectively employ the word in its proper context.

Synopsis:

The world's most important language has a number of difficult areas and pitfalls, and almost everyone has some area to improve upn, whether it's how to spell "millennium" or how to pronounce "schedule" the British way. Her Ladyship's guide quickly takes readers through the major problem areas, covering common mistakes in grammar (that will belie a lowly upbringing), common misspellings and misused words, and the all-important choice of words and phrases to use in posh society, with a fool-proof pronunciation guide.

About the Author

Caroline Taggart has been an editor of non-fiction books for nearly 30 years. She is the author of I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781905400935
Author:
Taggart, Caroline
Publisher:
National Trust
Subject:
Etiquette
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
Spelling
Subject:
Speech
Subject:
English language -- Great Britain -- Usage.
Subject:
Reference-Grammar and Style
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
Dictionaries
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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The world's most important language has a number of difficult areas and pitfalls, and almost everyone has some area to improve upn, whether it's how to spell "millennium" or how to pronounce "schedule" the British way. Her Ladyship's guide quickly takes readers through the major problem areas, covering common mistakes in grammar (that will belie a lowly upbringing), common misspellings and misused words, and the all-important choice of words and phrases to use in posh society, with a fool-proof pronunciation guide.

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