The American Heritage Book of English Usage: A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 9, 1996 - Reference - 304 pages
For the first time, the editors of the acclaimed American Heritage(R) Dictionary have applied their efforts to word usage as its own subject. The result is this practical guide that includes chapters on grammar, style, diction, gender, social groups, pronunciation, word formation, science terms, and a subject and a word index.
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