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Troublesome Words by Bill Bryson

Title Troublesome Words
Author Bill Bryson
Publisher Penguin Books
Release Date 2009
Category English language
Total Pages 241
ISBN 0141040394
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Should you ever split an infinitive? What's the difference between aiding and abetting? The English language is a minefield of difficulty. In this new edition of his book, Bill Bryson discusses the problems and offers advice on usage.

Title Bryson s Dictionary of Troublesome Words
Author Bill Bryson
Publisher Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Release Date 2004
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 241
ISBN 9780767910439
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A revised and updated edition of a humorous primer on the English language, expanded for an American audience, contains entries on correct and questionable usage, a glossary, and a pronunciation guide. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Title Bryson s Dictionary of Troublesome Words
Author William Bryson
Publisher Anchor Canada
Release Date 2013-05-07
Category English language
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0385679955
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the English language's most skilled and beloved writers guides us all towards precise, mistake-free usage. In the middle 1980s Bill Bryson was a copy editor for the London Times with the brash idea that he could fill a hole in the British book market for a concise, accessible, handy guide to proper usage. A complete unknown, he nonetheless sold Penguin Books on the idea, and the result was The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words, which sold decently enough on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, fifteen years later, Bill Bryson has become, well, Bill Bryson -- and his terrifically useful little book has been revised, updated and Americanized to become Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words. Precise, prescriptive, sometimes (like its author) amusingly prickly, this book belongs on the desk of every person who cares enough about our language not to maul or misuse or distort it. Move over, Strunk and White.

Title The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words
Author Bill Bryson
Publisher Puffin
Release Date 1987
Category Reference
Total Pages 192
ISBN 0140512004
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words
Author Bill Bryson
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1987
Category English language
Total Pages 192
ISBN UOM:39015055882305
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Dictionary of Troublesome Words
Author Bill Bryson
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1984
Category English language
Total Pages 173
ISBN OCLC:849737054
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Bryson s Dictionary for Writers and Editors
Author Bill Bryson
Publisher Anchor Canada
Release Date 2011-06-22
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780307373267
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From one of the world’s most beloved and bestselling authors, a terrifically useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers. What is the singular form of graffiti? From what mythological figure is the word “tantalize” derived? One of the English language’s most skilled writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. Covering spelling, capitalization, plurals, hyphens, abbreviations, and foreign names and phrases, Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors will be an indispensable companion for all who care enough about our language not to maul, misuse, or contort it. As Bill Bryson notes, “English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense.” This dictionary is an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language.

Title Bryson s Dictionary of Troublesome Words
Author William Bryson
Publisher Anchor Canada
Release Date 2013-05-07
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780385679961
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

One of the English language's most skilled and beloved writers guides us all towards precise, mistake-free usage. In the middle 1980s Bill Bryson was a copy editor for the London Times with the brash idea that he could fill a hole in the British book market for a concise, accessible, handy guide to proper usage. A complete unknown, he nonetheless sold Penguin Books on the idea, and the result was The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words, which sold decently enough on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, fifteen years later, Bill Bryson has become, well, Bill Bryson -- and his terrifically useful little book has been revised, updated and Americanized to become Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words. Precise, prescriptive, sometimes (like its author) amusingly prickly, this book belongs on the desk of every person who cares enough about our language not to maul or misuse or distort it. Move over, Strunk and White.

Children S Writer S Word Book by Alijandra Mogilner

Title Children s Writer s Word Book
Author Alijandra Mogilner
Publisher Writers Digest Books
Release Date 1999-07-15
Category Reference
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0898799511
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Provides writing samples and vocabulary appropriate for grades one through six and lists synonyms of various reading levels for hundreds of words

French Made Simple by Pamela Rose Haze

Title French Made Simple
Author Pamela Rose Haze
Publisher Crown
Release Date 2010-04-21
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780307434159
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

French Made Simple will help you learn to speak French quickly and easily! An invaluable introduction to one of the most studied languages, French Made Simple is ideal for students, business professionals, and tourists alike. Teaching the basics of grammar, vocabulary, and culture, it guides you step-by-step through the process of learning and conversing quickly. Refreshingly easy to understand, French Made Simple includes: • Grammar basics • Modern vocabulary • Helpful verb chart • French-English dictionary • Reading exercises • Economic information • Common expressions • Review quizzes • Complete answer key

Title The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2022
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9780199208272
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Spanish Made Simple by Judith Nemethy

Title Spanish Made Simple
Author Judith Nemethy
Publisher Crown
Release Date 2010-04-28
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780307434593
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

With more than 2.5 million copies in print, Spanish Made Simple is the bestselling title in the Made Simple series. For years, this trusted guide has led students, tourists, and business travelers step-by-step through the basic vocabulary and grammar of this most-studied foreign language. Thoroughly revised and updated for our increasingly bilingual world, this new edition features verb conjugation and pronunciation charts, modern vocabulary including new idioms, review chapters, reading exercises, a complete answer section, and English-Spanish and Spanish-English dictionaries—tools that make mastering the language fun. With Spanish Made Simple, learning a language is as easy as uno, dos, tres.

Title The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style
Author Paul W. Lovinger
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Release Date 2001
Category Reference
Total Pages 491
ISBN 0142000469
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Features more than one thousand primary entries, along with more than two thousand examples of questionable style and the misuse of language, providing valuable lessons for students, writers, and speakers.

Title The Deeper Meaning of Liff
Author Douglas Adams
Publisher Crown Archetype
Release Date 2005-04-26
Category Humor
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780307238740
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A rollicking, thought-provoking dictionary for the modern age, featuring definitions for those things we don't have words for, from the New York Times bestselling author behind The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, and TV producer John Lloyd. Does the sensation of Tingrith(1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny(2)? Can you deal with a Naugatuck(3) without causing a Toronto(4)? Will you suffer from Kettering(5) this summer? Probably. You are almost certainly familiar with all these experiences but just didn’t know that there are words for them. Well, in fact, there aren’t—or rather there weren’t, until Douglas Adams and John Lloyd decided to plug these egregious linguistic lacunae(6). They quickly realized that just as there are an awful lot of experiences that no one has a name for, so there are an awful lot of names for places you will never need to go to. What a waste. As responsible citizens of a small and crowded world, we must all learn the virtues of recycling(7) and put old, worn-out but still serviceable names to exciting, vibrant, new uses. This is the book that does that for you: The Deeper Meaning of Liff—a whole new solution to the problem of Great Wakering(8) 1—The feeling of aluminum foil against your fillings. 2—The way people stand when examining other people’s bookshelves. 3—A plastic packet containing shampoo, mustard, etc., which is impossible to open except by biting off the corners. 4—Generic term for anything that comes out in a gush, despite all your efforts to let it out carefully, e.g., flour into a white sauce, ketchup onto fish, a dog into the yard, and another naughty meaning that we can’t put on the cover. 5—The marks left on your bottom and thighs after you’ve been sitting sunbathing in a wicker chair. 6—God knows what this means 7—For instance, some of this book was first published in Britain twenty-six years ago. 8—Look it up yourself.

Title Grammar Girl s 101 Misused Words You ll Never Confuse Again
Author Mignon Fogarty
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date 2011-07-05
Category Reference
Total Pages 128
ISBN 1429940573
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. After realizing her fans were asking the same questions over and over, Mignon decided to focus her attention on those words that continuously confound the masses. In Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again, you'll learn: - When you should use affect and when effect is right- Whether you should you say purposely or purposefully- The difference between hilarious and hystericalPacked with clear explanations, fun quotations showing the word used in context, and the quick and dirty memory tricks Mignon is known for, this friendly reference guide ends the confusion once and for all and helps you speak and write with confidence.

Italian Made Simple by Cristina Mazzoni

Title Italian Made Simple
Author Cristina Mazzoni
Publisher Crown
Release Date 2013-01-23
Category Foreign Language Study
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780307434326
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Whether you are planning a romantic Italian getaway, packing a knapsack for your junior year abroad, or just want to engage your Italian business associate in everyday conversation, Italian Made Simple is the perfect book for any self-learner. Void of all the non-essentials and refreshingly easy to understand, Italian Made Simple includes: * basics of grammar * vocabulary building exercises * pronunciation aids * common expressions * word puzzles and language games * contemporary reading selections * Italian culture and history * economic information * Italian-English and English-Italian dictionaries Complete with drills, exercises, and answer keys for ample practice opportunities, Italian Made Simple will soon have you speaking Italian like a native.

Title The Random House Guide to Good Writing
Author Mitchell Ivers
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date 1993
Category Reference
Total Pages 267
ISBN 9780345379962
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A comprehensive handbook designed to enhance good writing skills furnishes examples, exercises, and guidelines on grammar, punctuation, style, and language usage for articles, memos, letters, essays, fiction, and other types of writing. Reissue.

The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth

Title The Horologicon
Author Mark Forsyth
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2013-10-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781101605769
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

From Mark Forsyth, the author of the #1 international bestseller, The Etymologicon, comes a book of weird words for familiar situations. The Horologicon (or book of hours) contains the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to what hour of the day you might need them. Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you’re philogrobolized. Find yourself pretending to work? That’s fudgelling. And this could lead to rizzling, if you feel sleepy after lunch. Though you are sure to become a sparkling deipnosopbist by dinner. Just don’t get too vinomadefied; a drunk dinner companion is never appreciated. From ante-jentacular to snudge by way of quafftide and wamblecropt, at last you can say, with utter accuracy, exactly what you mean.

Title Woe Is I The Grammarphobe s Guide to Better English in Plain English
Author Patricia T. O'Conner
Publisher Perfection Learning
Release Date 2004-06-01
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0756949718
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The bestselling guide to grammar--now new and expanded--includes a whole new chapter on language in the age of email.

Write Right by Jan Venolia

Title Write Right
Author Jan Venolia
Publisher Ten Speed Press
Release Date 1995
Category English language
Total Pages 153
ISBN 0898156769
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The latest edition of this classic handbook on grammar, punctuation, and spelling is brought up to date for the 1990s. This revision reflects contemporary usage, with particular attention to sorting out some of the sticky questions involved with modern communication by fax, e-mail, and other on-line methods.