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The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date January 13, 2000
Pages 360
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195135084
ISBN-10 0195135083
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Original list price $23.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
The basic grammar, punctuation, spelling, and idiomatic phrases of American English are covered in this witty but concise guide to usage and style in the U.S. version of the language. Original. description: Product Description: What's the singular of paparazzi? Is graffiti singular or plural? What about kudos? Should I say empathic or empathetic? Is it a couple of dozen or a couple dozen? What's the correct pronunciation of concierge? Or schism? Or flaccid?

In this book of crisp, precise, and often witty pronouncements on modern American English, Bryan Garner decisively answers these and thousands of other questions that bedevil those who care about the language. Garner draws on massive evidence to support his judgments, citing thousands of examples--good, bad, and ugly--from sources such as The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek.

No one can browse through the book without sharing the authors spirited awareness of how words work and his relish for exposing the affectations that bloat our language. And even if you don't have the time for browsing, but simply want a quick answer to an editorial riddle, this book is your best bet.

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from Berkley Pub Group (July 1, 2000)
9780425175989 | details & prices | 4.00 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Covers common grammar issues, vocabulary usage, and style while offering more than two thousand quotations demonstrating usage.
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from Oxford Univ Pr (January 13, 2000)
9780195135084 | details & prices | 360 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Covers basic grammar, punctuation, spelling, and idiomatic phrases of American English.
from Oxford Univ Pr (December 1, 1999)
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