Oxford A-Z of English Usage

Oxford A-Z of English Usage

Book - 2013 | Second edition
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Baker & Taylor
This handy guide provides crystal-clear help with writing correctly and appropriately in everyday situations. Arranged alphabetically, the book contains concise entries with guidance on individual words and phrases, and longer entries on broader topics such as overused words, bullet points, and avoiding sexist language.

Oxford University Press
Readers and writers of all levels will find the Oxford A-Z of English Usage essential. Based on Oxford's world-leading dictionary research and contemporary language monitoring, giving examples of real usage, this book provides the essential information on correct English and its usage that is needed in practical, everyday situations. Arranged in A-Z order, it contains over 680 entries on issues of spelling, grammar, meaning and appropriate PC language usage (e.g. licence/license; learning difficulties/mental handicap; fewer/less). In addition, there are more than 20 special feature articles on specific topics such as hyphenation or the use of Latin plurals, as well as commonly confused terms like Britain, Great Britain, the British Isles, England.
With a fresh page design, the Oxford A-Z of English Usage gives the reader immediate and easy access to answers, by means of clear and coherent explanations and illustrations. It will prove the first port of call for any reader seeking clear, authoritative help with English usage questions.

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780199652457
Branch Call Number: 428.003 OXFORD
Characteristics: vi, 195 pages ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Butterfield, Jeremy 1951-- Editor


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