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Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors

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Publisher Comments:

From one of America's most beloved and bestselling authors, a wonderfully useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers.

What is the difference between “immanent” and “imminent”? What is the singular form of graffiti? What is the difference between “acute” and “chronic”? What is the former name of “Moldova”? What is the difference between a cardinal number and an ordinal number? One of the English language's most skilled writers answers these and many other questions and guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. Covering spelling, capitalization, plurals, hyphens, abbreviations, and foreign names and phrases, Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors will be an indispensable companion for all who care enough about our language not to maul, misuse, or contort it.

This dictionary is an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language. As Bill Bryson notes, it will provide you with “the answers to all those points of written usage that you kind of know or ought to know but can’t quite remember.”

Synopsis:

The best-selling author of A Walk in the Woods presents a readable and informative overview of the English language and the complexities of spelling, capitalization, plurals, hyphens, abbreviations, and many other idiosyncratic quirks, irregularities, and problems of writing. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

BILL BRYSON's bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, In a Sunburned Country, Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, A Short History of Nearly Everything—which earned him the 2004 Aventis Prize—and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. Bryson lives in England with his wife and children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767929110
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Subject:
Computers : Programming Languages - General
Author:
Bryson, Bill
Author:
Bill Bryson
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Usage
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Publishing
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
English language -- Usage.
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Subject:
Reference-Editing
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080520
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
398

Related Subjects

Reference » Dictionaries » General
Reference » Editing
Reference » Encyclopedias » General
Reference » General
Reference » Grammar and Style
Reference » Writing » General

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"Synopsis" by , The best-selling author of A Walk in the Woods presents a readable and informative overview of the English language and the complexities of spelling, capitalization, plurals, hyphens, abbreviations, and many other idiosyncratic quirks, irregularities, and problems of writing. 25,000 first printing.
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