The New York Times Dictionary of Misunderstood, Misused, Mispronounced Words
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 377 pages
This unique book distills the common dictionary, putting the tough words you encounter most often at your fingertips, sharpening readers' knowledge of the written and oral language. With clear and concise definitions, this selection of terms teaches proper usage and identifies common words people often stumble over. Readers will find thousands of words that trip up the most educated people: words known until someone asks what they mean, words understood when read but not when heard and commonly used words that are hard to spell. About the Author Laurence Urdang is a professional lexicographer whose interest in words and language is undiminished after almost 40 years' exposure to dictionaries of all kinds. His magnum opus was the unabridged edition of the Random House Dictionary of the English Language.
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