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    100 Words Almost Everyone Mispronounces (The 100 Words) (Paperback) By (author) American Heritage Dictionaries

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    DescriptionHave you ever been told that a certain word you have been using is correctly pronounced in a different way? And what about those words with more than one pronunciation - does it matter which one you use? Will your pronunciation sound silly? "100 Words Almost Everyone Mispronounces", settles the score on 100 controversies and misconceptions about words with difficult or slippery pronunciations. These words are tongue twisters of a different kind. Each word is presented in dictionary format, with a note explaining the pronunciation problem, how it arose, and why it is controversial. Here are but a few of the questions this book answers: Does the word dour rhyme with sour or tour? Which syllable is properly stressed in harass and desultory? Is there a final ay sound in cadre, forte, and lingerie? Why do people put an extra syllable in words like mischiev(i)ous and triath(a)lon? Should it bother us when presidents and generals say nucular?


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    Title
    100 Words Almost Everyone Mispronounces
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) American Heritage Dictionaries
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780547148113
    ISBN 10: 0547148119
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24110
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
    BIC subject category V2: CJBG
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 51
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A21010200
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.2T
    DC22: 081
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REF025000, LAN018000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REF008000
    B&T Approval Code: C21010200
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 421/.5203
    LC classification: PE1137 .A15 2008
    DC22: 421.5203
    Thema V1.0: CJBG
    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Publication date
    31 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Boston