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That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

The 150 Most Commonly Misused Words and Their Tangled Histories

That Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means( )
Author: Petras, Kathryn
Petras, Ross
ISBN:978-0-399-58127-4
Publication Date:Sep 2018
Publisher:Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony/Rodale
Imprint:Ten Speed Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $14.99
Book Description:

With the rise of grammar police and usage snobs, this book saves you from sticky linguistic situations--and provides fascinating cocktail-party anecdotes. As evinced by grammar-shaming examples from real offenders who should know better (New York Times, we're looking at you), even educated people can sometimes be befuddled by usage questions. Each entry also includes short histories of how and why these mistake have happened, some of the (often surprisingly nasty) debates about...
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Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Grammar & Punctuation
Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / Etymology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.226 x 7.176 x 0.897 Inches
Book Weight:0.625 Pounds



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