Modern Australian usage
Modern Australian Usage is a book of questions and answers, but not necessarily in matching pairs. Even when cut-and-dried answers are not possible, Nick Hudson offers clarification on a range of contentious issues and new angles on debates that will long continue to rage. In addition topractical guidance on how to ensure you always (or nearly always) say what you mean, the book also includes information on such topics as copyright, word processing, printing, and the role of publishers and editors.
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