About Eric Partridge

Usage and Abusage

A Guide to Good English

» Eric Partridge

Penguin
Paperback : 05 Aug 1999

£14.99

Synopsis

This classic work, now in its the third edition, 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, Usage and Abusage sets out both to highlight problems and pitfalls and offer constructive advice on the proper use of English.

• A landmark work on English usage, now updated to take account of changing views and new issues
• Complete coverage of grammatical problems (split infinitives, confused participles), words that are commonly misused or confused (imply and infer, impracticable and impractical) and points of style (different to and different from, would rather and had rather)
• Articles on a range of topics including punctuation, clichés and writing précis
• Advice on how to write clearly and elegantly

Product details

Format : Paperback
ISBN: 9780140514421
Size : 129 x 198mm
Pages : 416
Published : 05 Aug 1999
Publisher : Penguin

Usage and Abusage

A Guide to Good English

» Eric Partridge

£14.99


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