Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors
From one of the world’s most beloved and bestselling authors, a terrifically useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers.
What is the singular form of graffiti? From what mythological figure is the word “tantalize” derived? One of the English language’s most skilled writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. Covering spelling, capitalization, plurals, hyphens, abbreviations, and foreign names and phrases,Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editorswill be an indispensable companion for all who care enough about our language not to maul, misuse, or contort it.
As Bill Bryson notes, “English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense.” This dictionary is an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language.
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If Bernstein's the acknowledged expert on English grammar, Bill Bryson is the most famous living expert who share's his knowledge with a pinch of humility and humor. I met Bryson reading his Short ... Read full review
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I read it cover to cover -- VERY good stuff -- clarifies a lot of subtleties; a good read for a dictionary! Read full review
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