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Usage and Abusage

A Guide to Good English

by Eric Partridge

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsJanet Whitcut (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages389
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7456980M
ISBN 100393317099
ISBN 109780393317091

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Mar 16,  · Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English Usage and Abusage is Penguin's classic linguistic reference book that not only tells you how to use English correctly, but is also a declaration of war on its misuse. Covering grammatical problems, words that are commonly abused and confused, matters of style, as well as providing advice. Third impression. pages. Brown dust jacket over red cloth. Previous owner's inscription to front endpaper. Mild tanning to pages throughout with occasional thumb marking present. Light foxing to text block edges. Boards have moderate shelf wear.

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