Usage and Abusage

Usage and Abusage : A Guide to Good English (Abusus Non Tollit Usum)

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Usage and Abusage takes a long, hard look at the use - and constant misuse - of English. Declaring war on bad grammar, woolliness of expression and poor choice of vocabulary, this essential guide sets out both to highlight problems and pitfalls and to offer constructive advice on the proper use of English.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 28mm | 260g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141037725
  • 9780141037721

About Eric Partridge

Eric Partridge was one of the leading commentators on the English language before he died in 1979. Janet Whitcut was Senior Research Editor of the Longman Dictionary and Reference Book Unit and is now a freelance writer. She is the co-author of The Longman Guide to English Usage and The Little Oxford Guide to English Usage.
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