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100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses

100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618493333

Cover of 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses 04 (ISBN 978-0618493333)
ISBN13: 978-0618493333
ISBN10: 0618493336
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2004
International: No

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100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618493333

American Heritage Dictionaries Staff

ISBN13: 978-0618493333
ISBN10: 0618493336
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

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 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.