A Lighthearted Book of Common Errors

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Trafford Publishing, Feb 4, 2011 - Education - 136 pages
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Leading magazines and newspapers; seminary journals; Congress members and Presidents; prominent historians, authors, journalists, newscasters, and talk-show hosts –all have made language blunders that found their way into A Lighthearted Book of Common Errors. These aren’t just typos or temporary lapses. They occur repeatedly and without apology! And now the most egregious slip-ups are gathered into a single place. Here’s a great opportunity to seize the moment and upgrade your knowledge of English. Then you’ll be better able to recognize common errors and correct them in your own speech and writing. It’s a mini-education in a most delightful format: humorous settings that couch mistakes in unforgettable ways and challenge your wit, a la Dr. Seuss. Who wouldn’t want to invest a few dollars and a few hours in such a pleasurable way as relaxing with this entertaining and instructive volume? Discover why “the reason why” and “the reason is because” are redundancies. Learn how dangling participles can get you “hung up” in illogical sentences. And dare to confront other words and phrases that are misspelled, mispronounced, and misused. It’s a snarky lark with a stark bark that will mark you as a word shark and help you avoid the dark!
 

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This book is quick to read, quite humorous and is great to keep as a reference when you are not sure which version of a word to use.

Contents

Absence of Other and Else
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AbsolutelyExactly
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Ad NauseumAd Nauseam
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Aff ectEff ect
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AlumnusAlumni
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AmidstAmongstWhilst
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BetterBest
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BornBorne
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MantleMantel
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Many Many Very Very
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MayMight
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MeMy
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Mismatches with Antecedents
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My Own Personal
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Myself IncludedHows Yourself?
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NuclearNucular CavalryCalvary
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Chaise LoungeChaise Longue
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Come SeeCome TryCome Go
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ComplimentComplement
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Could Couldnt Care Les
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Dangling Participles
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Data IsData Are
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Did You Know?Do You Know?
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Diff erent Th anDiff erent From
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Each and Every
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Each OtherOne Another
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EagerAnxious
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Eating HealthyHealthilyHealthfully
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Eg and Ie
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Either SideBoth Sides
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Emphasizing Prepositions
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Errors in Sports
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Feel BadFeel Badly
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Feeling Diff erently
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FilletFilet
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FounderFlounder
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FurtherFarther FewerLess
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GelGelatinJellJelly
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Go CubsGo Cubs To Comma or Not to Comma?
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GoodWell
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Harking BackHearkening Back
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Has BeenHave Been
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Having Said Th atTh at Being Said
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Help To
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Highest of AnyHighest of All
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HistoricHistorical
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Homing inHoning In
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However
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I Would Like toI Want To
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If I WasIf I Were
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InsureEnsure
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InterIntern
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IterateReiterate
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Its MeIts I
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Just DesertsJust Desserts
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KindKinds TypeTypes
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Kind of aA Half of a
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LeadLed
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LieLay
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LikeAs
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Long aShort aI
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Older Th an HerOlder Th an She
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On a _____ Basis
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OnlyJust
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Outside ofOff ofInside Of
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Over and Over AgainAll Over Again
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PartA Part
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PeakedPeekedPiqued
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Pejorative Use of Shrink
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PeoplesPeoples
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PoemPome
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PrincipalPrinciple
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Prominent Mispronunciations
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Proper Punctuation
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ProphecyProphesy
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Reason WhyReason Is Because
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Restore BackRefer BackTrack Back
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SherbetSherbertSorbet
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SitSet
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Sit or Stand QuietlyQuiet
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SlightSleight of Hand
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SureSurely
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Th atWhich
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Th eres with Plurals
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Try andTry to Be Sure and Be Sure To
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2000 and 10 2010
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UniqueUniquer
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Unnecessary Ases
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Vice VersaVice Versa
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ViseVice
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Wait onWait For
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Ways in Which
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WhenceTh ence
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WhetherWhether or Not
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WhichTh is
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WhoTh at
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WhoWhom
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Wordiness
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Wreaking HavocWRECKing or REEKing?
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You KnowI MeanWhatever
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Afterword
101
A Supplement for Students
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Appendix 1
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Appendix 2
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