Who's Whose: A No-Nonsense Guide to Easily Confused Words

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, May 26, 2009 - 256 pages
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Have you ever been fazed by the spelling of phased, or fretted over the difference between anxiety and angst, stationery and stationary? If so, you are not alone: the English language is a minefield, full of words that look and sound alike but mean different things in different places.

Who's Whose? is an entertaining and essential A to Z guide to the most commonly confused words in English today, with real examples of good and bad usage to make differences crystal clear. In addition to documenting these verbal confusions, it offers a sympathetic guide to the seriousness of each gaffe (the Embarassment rating), an explanation of why it happens, and some handy hints on how to avoid it in future. With Who's Whose in your corner, you'll never again mistake a principle for a principal.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
31
Section 3
43
Section 4
75
Section 5
93
Section 6
115
Section 7
132
Section 8
138
Section 15
181
Section 16
184
Section 17
194
Section 18
203
Section 19
204
Section 20
211
Section 21
221
Section 22
229

Section 9
142
Section 10
152
Section 11
153
Section 12
154
Section 13
165
Section 14
178
Section 23
231
Section 24
233
Section 25
242
Section 26
245
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Philip Gooden is a writer and editor, and the author of several historical novels. He lives in Bath, England.

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