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Abused, Confused & Misused Words: A Writer's Guide to Usage, Spelling, Grammar, and Sentence Structure by [Embree, Mary]
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Abused, Confused & Misused Words: A Writer's Guide to Usage, Spelling, Grammar, and Sentence Structure 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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Length: 232 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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The English language can be tricky—discover (and avoid) these common mistakes!
Is incorrect spelling starting to have a negative affect on your term papers? Do you wonder what someone is inferring when they tell you to pick up a dictionary? Have you been putting bullion in your soup?
These are just a few of the commonly misunderstood words discussed and explained in Abused, Confused, and Misused Words, an entertaining and informative look at the ever-changing nature of the English language. An alphabetical list of words that are frequently misspelled or misused is accompanied by a style guide to usage rules that tells you how and when they can be broken.
Also included is a collection of one thousand new and inventive words, and nearly thirty thousand more words are discussed in a section dealing with word roots and how they are used in modern language. Anyone who is intrigued by language, who is fascinated by words, or who simply wants to use our language clearly and effectively will enjoy this delightful reference.

About the Author

Mary Embree is an author, literary consultant, editor, book doctor, and writers' workshop leader. She is the founder of Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network (SPAWN). A former film and television writer and researcher, she became a published author in the 1990s. Her most recent books are The Author's Toolkit: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Book, a Writer's Digest Book Club selection now in its third edition, and Starting Your Career as a Freelance Editor, both published by Allworth Press.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 986 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition (13 December 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #165,502 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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