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100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses And Misuses

Author : American Heritage Dictionaries, Editors of the
ISBN : 9780547350264
Genre : Reference
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Avoid vocabulary mistakes with this fun guide to tricky and troublesome words! With concise and authoritative usage notes from the editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries, this guide explains common English-language errors—whether it’s mixing up affect and effect; blatant and flagrant; or disinterested and uninterested, or stumbling over sound-alikes including discrete/discreet or principal/principle. Other notes tackle such classic irritants as hopefully, impact, and aggravate, as well as problematic words like peruse and presently. A great read for anyone who cares about getting it right, 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses can help keep writers and speakers on the up-and-up!
Category: Reference

100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up Or Mangles

Author : Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
ISBN : 9780547506012
Genre : Reference
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Eliminate mistakes and improve your vocabulary with this engaging guide to the world’s most misused words. Do you know your delegate from your relegate, your cachet from your cache? At one time or another we’ve all suffered the embarrassment of having our remarks corrected by a family member, colleague, or stranger. 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles presents fifty pairs of words that people have trouble getting right and keeping straight—words that tend to get corrected when we’re least expecting it. These words include near-synonyms—words with subtle but important distinctions in meaning—like baleful vs. baneful, and effectual vs. efficacious. Other pairings bring together notorious sound-alikes, like faze (bother) vs. phase (stage), pour (put in fluid) vs. pore (read closely), and waive (forgo) vs. wave (say hello). The book also addresses some classic spelling blunders and “nonwords,” like beyond the pail, full reign, injust, and inobstrusive. Each word has a definition and a pronunciation, and most have etymologies explaining the word’s origin. The mix-ups themselves are described in fun-to-read notes that provide clear solutions to help readers avoid making needless, uncomfortable gaffes. 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles gives readers the chance to improve their command of words that are often heard but just as often misused.
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100 Words To Make You Sound Smart

Author : Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
ISBN : 054735018X
Genre : Reference
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This title in the popular 100 Words series is an informative and entertaining resource that can help anyone be right on the money when looking for words that will make a point, seal the deal, or just keep folks listening. Chosen by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, these words will appeal to anyone who wants to be a more compelling communicator—as a worker, consumer, advocate, friend, dinner companion, or even as a romantic prospect. The book includes a colorful variety of words, including handy words of just one syllable (such as glib) and words derived from the names of famous people (such as Freudian slip and Machiavellian). There are expressions from popular culture (Catch-22) and words that date back to classical civilization (spartan and stoic). Each word is clearly defined and shown in context with quotations from magazines, newspapers, broadcast media, movies, and television. For many words, quotations from distinguished authors and speakers are also given and word histories are explained. 100 Words to Make You Sound Smart provides an affordable and enjoyable way to communicate more effectively. It offers the coveted gift of gab to anyone who needs to “say it right”—and to anyone who wants to sound more articulate.
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100 Words Every 4th Grader Should Know

Author : American Heritage Dictionaries
ISBN : 9780544106116
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The latest offering in the 100 Words series from the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, this reference book helps students in the upper grades of elementary school learn the vocabulary words they need to know to understand the world around them.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

100 Words Almost Everyone Mispronounces

Author : American Heritage Dictionary
ISBN : 0547148119
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 70.33 MB
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An entertaining guide to English language pronunciation highlights one hundred words and their pronunciation complications, including such terms as cadre, forte, lingerie, harass, dour, desultory, and mischievous. Original.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

100 Words For Lovers

Author : American Heritage Dictionary
ISBN : 0547212577
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 64.44 MB
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A new entry in the best-selling 100 Words series selects one hundred words used by lovers and romantics from every age, featuring notes on each word as well as quotations from the poetry, letters, prose, fiction, and drama of William Shakespeare, John Donne, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, Michael Ondaatje, and others. Original.
Category: Family & Relationships

American Reference Books Annual

Author : Bohdan S. Wynar
ISBN : UOM:39015066128086
Genre : Reference books
File Size : 31.64 MB
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.
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