Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English

Usage and Abusage A Guide to Good English Usage and Abusage is Penguin s classic linguistic reference book that not only tells you how to use English correctly but is also a declaration of war on its misuse Covering grammatical problems wor

  • Title: Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English
  • Author: Eric Partridge Janet Whitcut
  • ISBN: 9780141037721
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback
  • Usage and Abusage is Penguin s classic linguistic reference book that not only tells you how to use English correctly, but is also a declaration of war on its misuse Covering grammatical problems, words that are commonly abused and confused, matters of style, as well as providing advice on how to communicate clearly and elegantly, it is the perfect reader for every writerUsage and Abusage is Penguin s classic linguistic reference book that not only tells you how to use English correctly, but is also a declaration of war on its misuse Covering grammatical problems, words that are commonly abused and confused, matters of style, as well as providing advice on how to communicate clearly and elegantly, it is the perfect reader for every writer.

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    1. This is my favourite book to refer to when musing over the slow death of the English language. It references so many phrases that are confused in modern times, and even completely redundant in today's society. It's an apt title, because it makes you realise just how much language has come to be abused on a daily basis. Obviously a lot of my vocabulary has developed and grown from my love of books, and a love of classics in particular has left me a familiarity with words and phrases that give me [...]


    2. Put this with Fowler, Kingsley Amis and Lynne Truss, who could not know the essentials of decent English? Writing it is of course another matter.


    3. This book is alright i suppose. I expected more. It's in a way subjective and ambiguous at times. The detail often is so minute and fine that i would have to wait for a life time to find a literary predicament in which the some knowledge within this book could then be applied. That said, it is intriguing and i don't mind reading it every now and then just for something different.


    4. Dry, witty, amusing, and just a touchy of smarmy. I read this when I was a true grammar prescriptivist and loved it but now having studied linguistics I enjoy it as a means to laugh at the sticklers' approach to language and how limiting and ludicrous it is. Enjoyable either way!



    5. A collection of things people generally tend to get wrong in English. Very informative and useful reference book. And it's fun to read too.





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