Improve Your Spelling

Improve Your Spelling : The Key to Mistake-free Writing

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Transferring' or 'transfering'? 'Accommodation' or 'accomodation'? 'Weird' or 'weird'? 'If I receive a job application with a spelling error in it, I bin it immediately!' So says an influential publishing executive. Which goes to show how critical good spelling is. Improve Your Spelling is the key to mistake-free writing. It begins with a list outlining in context the different ways of spelling consonants, vowels, and their similar sounds (a, ai and ay, -tion, -sion and -cion), and gives the main rules of spelling. There follows an A-Z list of more than 60,000 of the most commonly misspelt words and their various forms. It includes frequently made errors (e.g. fetal, kaki, rythm), which are marked with a cross and referred to the correct spelling (foetal, khaki, rhythm). Words which can be confused because they sound similar (horde/hoard, pour/pore, rain/reign) are cross-referred to each other, with a brief definition to identify the correct form. Frequently misspelt trademarks (Burberry, Jacuzzi) and names of places (Mississippi, Leicester) and famous people (Thomas a Becket, Napoleon Bonaparte) are also featured. Published in a handy format, Improve Your Spelling is an invaluable tool, whether for composing an effective letter, producing the perfect essay, or simply avoiding the embarrassment of poor spelling."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 240g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747559139
  • 9780747559139

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The key to mistake-free writing, listing different ways of spelling as well as explaining the rules of spelling, plus an A-Z list of more than 60,000 commonly mis-spelt more