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The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style

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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English


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Number of Pages491
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Open LibraryOL7360135M
ISBN 100142000469
ISBN 109780142000465

Even when initials are explained at the start, they can challenge one's memory if there are too many of them. And when it comes to writing about style with style, E. This book is just what it says it is, a dictionary, and it is arranged as such. Martin's Griffin, In addition, an online version is available by subscription. Thus it should be used with caution.

A reader needing a reminder has to go back and hunt for it. In the same issue, another article mentions "WIPP" twice without explaining it. Some people might find his points to be esoteric and his tone to be that of a humorless martinet. Of course it should. In telling of the bags O.

An abbreviation, strictly speaking, is a short version of a word or phrase in writing, such as Rep. The wrong choice showed up in three newspapers. Bryson could look at the four short paragraphs above and find multiple errors in usage. In the same issue, another article mentions "WIPP" twice without explaining it.


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Although a very academic work, I read it like a poem, explored it like silent children examining delightfully intriguing puzzle-boxes - leisurely lingering over descriptions, tracing terms of similar meaning and An amazing behemoth of a book This book is just what it says it is, a dictionary, and it is arranged as such.

Clearly and wittily, Garner leavens his prescriptive approachas he says, "by a thorough canvassing of actual usage in modern edited prose. An initialism is composed of initials that are spelled out in pronunciation, letter by letter, such as FBI for Federal Bureau of Investigation and cc for cubic centimeter s.

I have it marked and highlighted and handy for reference.

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Even when initials are explained at the start, they can challenge one's memory if there are too many of them. The choice of using a or an before a word depends on the sound of the word. You will learn a lot and all the learning elementary level, mostly accumulated at one place - you can browse, find and learn.

Start your review of Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right Write a review Jun 12, Aaron Brame rated it liked it I taught middle school grammar for six years, and my favorite part of the grammar book didn't you have a favorite part of the middle school grammar book?

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Code letters A newspaper article uses the initials "APS" eleven times but never says what they stand for. Bryson's disapproving voice reverberates in my mind every time I write a sentence. Other critics, including John SimonWilliam SafireBill Walshand Barbara Wallraffhave praised the book's clear, simple, and nuanced guidance.

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