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Usage and Abusage : A Guide to Good English
by Eric Partridge and Janet Whitcut


Overview - An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking the right words (and avoiding the wrong ones). Which is preferred nom de plume, pseudonym, or pen name? What are neologisms, disguised conjunctions, and fused participles? Language enters into almost every part of human life and yet it is all too often misused: directness and clarity disappear in a whirl of clich s, euphemisms, and wooliness of expression.  Read more...

 
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Overview
An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking the right words (and avoiding the wrong ones). Which is preferred nom de plume, pseudonym, or pen name? What are neologisms, disguised conjunctions, and fused participles? Language enters into almost every part of human life and yet it is all too often misused: directness and clarity disappear in a whirl of clich s, euphemisms, and wooliness of expression.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780393317091
  • ISBN-10: 0393317099
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: December 1997
  • Page Count: 389
  • Dimensions: 8.17 x 5.48 x 0.97 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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