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The Right Word!: How to Say What You Really Mean

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Every writer needs help with words: choosing them, using them, spelling them correctly. When is optimal or optimum the better choice? Why use germane when relevant is, well, more relevant? Created for just such tortuous (torturous?) situations, this handy guide provides an A-to-Z listing of troublesome, confusing words, accompanied by clear examples and explanations to help avoid common mistakes. With a discussion on getting the most out of words, a helpful resource section, humorous illustrations, and clever bits of wordplay, this compact reference is an indispensable resource. The latest addition to Jan Venolia'?s Right! series, which has sold more than 600,000 copies. With the growing influence of email and other instant communication on the English language, a modern reference is more important than ever. Small and portable, this book is easier to carry and to use than some of the larger, bulkier reference works. The cover design for WRITE RIGHT! and REWRITE RIGHT! was selected to display in the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) 50 Books / 50 Covers Exhibition in 2001. The designer for this series (including The Right Word!) is Paul Kepple, director, Headcase Design, Philadelphia, PA.

About the Author

JAN VENOLIA has been helping people improve their writing for more than 30 years. A veteran writer and editor, Jan lends her expertise to workshops and conferences. She lives in Gualala, California.

Table of Contents

A Few Words about Words

OUR LINGUISTIC LEGACY

Rooting Around

Honey, Somebody Shrunk the Kids' Vocabulary

Serching for the Right Word

Toxic English: A Self-Defense Manual for Consumers and Citizens

English on the Internet

TRICKY WORDS AND HANDY PHRASES

How to Use This Section

Tricky Words from A to Z

What Do They Mean When They Say...?

Figures of Speech

Additional Resources

Books

Periodicals

Websites

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307784193
Subtitle:
How to Say What You Really Mean
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Author:
Venolia, Jan
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030729
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
176

Related Subjects

Reference » Almanacs
Reference » Dictionaries » General
Reference » Grammar and Style
Reference » Spelling and Vocabulary
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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