- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 610 KB
- Print Length: 193 pages
- Publisher: Michael O'Mara (25 September 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NC1YHMQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 84 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,776 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
500 Words You Should Know Kindle Edition
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This isn't a compendium of overly obscure and bizarre terms; rather, it is a conversational volume of terms that readers will likely be aware of but might have forgotten, or ones that they're not entirely comfortable using. Taggart covers misconceptions, connotations, a bit of etymology, and more.-- (11/01/2018)
Recommended Reading List.--West Jet Magazine (11/23/2018)
Will inspire readers and writers to use uncommon words in their correct context, to utilize the English language to its full potential, and to test themselves on the words they think they already know... Arranged thematically, each word is dissected, with a brief explanation of etymology, historical, and modern usage, allows the full understanding and effectively employment of the word in its proper context... An ideal, entertaining, and useful read for bibliophiles, writers, and the general reading public... Highly recommended for community, college, and university library collections.-- (10/01/2018)
[review of UK edition] A must for logophiles (lovers of words).--Valerie"Australian Writers' Centre Book Club Blog" (05/01/2016)
[review of UK edition] Taggart manages an incredibly fine line of not giving too many outlandish words which will never be of any use nor throwing up too many we already know and use all the time. Of course, this will change from person to person but my feeling is that the words she's chosen are probably about right for each reader... The icing on the cake is the humour which comes with all this... It's all good-natured, informative, jolly kind of stuff; and as a result Taggart gets the balance right. So, whether you want to improve your word power, or you're just intrigued by words which are slightly more complex than our everyday Anglo-Saxon-based lexicon, or you just want something light yet intelligent to dip into -- '500 Words You Should Know' is a damned good contender for the spot.-- (07/02/2018)
[review of UK edition] This is a fantastic tabletop book that can be picked up at any time... Here is the chance to improve your vocabulary and use uncommon, familiar, or even just vaguely familiar, words in the right way and in the correct context. From words you sort of know, but aren't confident enough to use, to weird and wonderful words you haven't a clue about! Word doctor Taggart prescribes 500 of the trickiest, most misused words in the English language... This is a magical box of linguistic tricks. And great fun to boot. Definitely one you will enjoy.-- (12/15/2016) --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Caroline Taggart worked in publishing as an editor of popular nonfiction for 30 years. She is the author of I Used to Know That, which became a Sunday Times bestseller and the co-author of more books which include My Grammar and I (or should that be "me"?). She has appeared frequently on television and on national and regional radio in the UK, talking about language, grammar and Pythagoras's theorem. Her website is carolinetaggart.co.uk and you can follow her on Twitter @citaggart.--This text refers to the paperback edition.