The American Heritage Book Of English Usage: A Practical and Authoritative Guide to Contemporary English

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HarperCollins, Sep 9, 1996 - Reference - 304 pages
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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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Contents

IV
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V
47
VI
62
VII
166
VIII
182
IX
205
X
232
XI
252
XII
258
XIII
269
XIV
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The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

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