Troublesome Words

Troublesome Words

Language & Reference, Language Usage & Writing Guides, Language: History & General Works
Paperback Published on: 01/10/2009
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Synopsis

What is the difference between mean and median, blatant and flagrant, flout and flaunt? Is it whodunnit or whodunit? Do you know? Are you sure?

With Troublesome Words, journalist and bestselling travel-writer Bill Bryson gives us a clear, concise and entertaining guide to the problems of English usage and spelling that has been an indispensable companion to those who work with the written word for over twenty years.

So if you want to discover whether you should care about split infinitives, are cursed with an uncontrollable outbreak of commas or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say 'an historic day', this superb book is the place to find out.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141040394
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 181g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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Troublesome Words
A reference book you'll read from start to finish
An A–Z of words that are commonly misused, this is the perfect present for anyone who enjoys the subtleties of the English language. Compiled when Bryson w... READ MORE
Charlotte Rose Norman