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100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses & Misuses (100 Words)

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Publisher Comments:

The 100 Words series continues to set the standard for measuring and improving vocabulary, with a new title focusing on words that are best known for getting people into linguistic trouble. 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses is the perfect book for anyone seeking clear and sensible guidance on avoiding the recognized pitfalls of the English language.

Each word on the list is accompanied by a concise and authoritative usage note based on the renowned usage program of the American Heritage(R) Dictionaries. These notes discuss why a particular usage has been criticized and explain the rules and conventions that determine what's right, what's wrong, and what falls in between. Troublesome pairs such as affect/effect, blatant/flagrant, and disinterested/uninterested are disentangled, as are vexing sound-alikes such as discrete/discreet and principal/principle. Other notes tackle such classic irritants as hopefully, impact, and aggravate, as well as problematic words like peruse and presently.

A great graduation gift or stocking stuffer for anyone who cares about language, 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses is guaranteed to help keep writers and speakers on the up-and-up!

Synopsis:

This reference to the 100 most confused and misused words lists each word along with a concise and authoritative usage note based on the renowned usage program of the American Heritage Dictionaries.

About the Author

The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Company are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees and have studied at least one foreign language. Several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. Others have degrees in science or sometimes other disciplines. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618493333
Manufactured:
American Heritage Dictionaries
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Manufactured by:
American Heritage Dictionary
Manufactured:
American Heritage Dictionary
Manufactured:
American Heritage Dictionaries
Editor:
The American Heritage Dictionaries, Editors of
Author:
American Heritage Dictionaries, Editors of the
Author:
Editors of The American Heritage Dictionaries
Author:
American Heritage Dictionary
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Alphabet
Subject:
Dictionaries - Synonyms/Antonyms
Subject:
Homonyms
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Word Lists
Subject:
English language -- Usage.
Subject:
English language -- Synonyms and antonyms.
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
100 Words
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8 x 4.5 x 0.63 in 0.27 lb
Age Level:
from 11

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