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Choose The Right Word

Human Science


by
Robin Hosie and Vic Mayhew

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 300 pages

File size: 575 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Whether applying for a job, writing a letter of complaint or simply talking with colleagues or friends, the people who get listened to are those with a confident command of language. Choose the Right Word is a fun guide to using English effectively and to avoiding common mistakes. It is both a valuable work of reference and an enjoyable read. While plotting a path through a minefield of rules and conventions, the book acknowledges that English is an ever-changing language and points out those rules that can at times be broken. 70 light-hearted quizzes show you how to use words that will make your point powerfully, and usage tips set you right on contextual issues. Curio Corners tell the fascinating stories behind dozens of everyday words and phrases. What s the difference between affect and effect; abjure and adjure? Does AD for Anno Domino come before or after the year and the century? Should you write all right or alright; adviser or advisor? How did the word alcohol come into our language? Just how sure are you about your postrophes?

Whether applying for a job, writing a letter of complaint or simply talking with colleagues or friends, the people who get listened to are those with a confident command of language. Choose the Right Word is a fun guide to using English effectively and to avoiding common mistakes. It is both a valuable work of reference and an enjoyable read. While plotting a path through a minefield of rules and conventions, the book acknowledges that English is an ever-changing… (more)

Whether applying for a job, writing a letter of complaint or simply talking with colleagues or friends, the people who get listened to are those with a confident command of language. Choose the Right Word is a fun guide to using English effectively and to avoiding common mistakes. It is both a valuable work of reference and an enjoyable read. While plotting a path through a minefield of rules and conventions, the book acknowledges that English is an ever-changing language and points out those rules that can at times be broken. 70 light-hearted quizzes show you how to use words that will make your point powerfully, and usage tips set you right on contextual issues. Curio Corners tell the fascinating stories behind dozens of everyday words and phrases. What s the difference between affect and effect; abjure and adjure? Does AD for Anno Domino come before or after the year and the century? Should you write all right or alright; adviser or advisor? How did the word alcohol come into our language? Just how sure are you about your postrophes?

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