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Word Power Made Easy

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The most effective English language vocabulary builder available: this time-tested classic has helped millions achieve mastery of English both in its written and spoken forms. Word Power Made Easy provides a simple, step-by-step method for increasing knowledge and mastery of the language. Arranged in thematic sections--on everything from how to flatter friends and insult enemies to how to talk precisely about science and medicine--the book is written in a lively, accessible, and often humorous style, presenting ideas and a method of broadening your knowledge as an integral part of vocabulary-building. The author delves into etymology to arm the reader to decode unfamiliar words, provides phonetic pronunciations, gives tips on avoiding common spelling errors, and offers useful sections on which fussy, old-fashioned grammar rules are valid and which are outdated or misguided and can be safely ignored. Loaded with helpful reviews, progress checks, and quizzes to reinforce the material, this classic resource--first published sixty years ago--has helped millions learn to speak and write with greater sophistication.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 106 x 174 x 34mm | 280g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Anchor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Expanded, Reissue, Revised
  • 110187385X
  • 9781101873854
  • 6,279

About Norman Lewis

Norman Lewis was born in 1912 in Brooklyn, New York, and died in 2006 in Whittier, California. He was an author, grammarian, lexicographer, and etymologist, and a leading authority on English-language skills. In addition to Word Power Made Easy, his many bestselling books include 30 Days to Better English, 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary, and several revised editions of Roget's Thesaurus.show more

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