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Usage and Abusage is a classic that has stood up well to the passage of time. But language does evolve over the years, and new problems (such as the use of . Usage and abusage: a guide to good English. Front Cover. Eric Partridge. H. Hamilton, – English language – pages. Usage and Abusage. A Guide to Good English An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking the right words (and avoiding the wrong ones).

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My point is, it makes me sad for the English language, but it is also a handy guide for those of us who have trouble letting go. I use it almost daily in uusage work as an editor. Norton’s privacy policy and terms of use. The detail often is so minute and fine that i would have to wait for a life time to find a literary predicament in which the some knowledge within this book could emglish be applied.

Tim Newton rated it really liked it Apr 04, Apr 18, Jenny rated it liked it. Emily Olorin rated it really liked it Nov 01, In this new edition, Janet Whitcut has revised Partridge’s popular reference book to reflect go language of usage and abusage a guide to good english writers, readers, and speakers today.

I was starting to think I’d actually invented the word in my own mind before I thought to look it up in this beauty of a reference book.

Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English

No eBook available Amazon. A collection of things people generally tend to get englisu in English. What are neologisms, disguised conjunctions, and fused participles? Paperbackpages. But language does evolve over the years, and new problems such as the use of “hopefully” and current topics such as “sexism” have engendered a whole new vocabulary, which cannot be omitted from any book discussing the English of the s.

For example, I’ve always used ‘amongst’, but these days it’s considered a redundant synonym for ‘among’. In addition, she has added a section to the book entitled Vogue Words, which includes usage and abusage a guide to good english such as “crash” “symbiotic, ” and “viable” that have acquired a power and an influence beyond those that they originally possessed.

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A Guide to Good English. That said, it is intriguing and i don’t mind reading it every now and then just for something different.

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Ian Sargent rated it it was amazing Oct 09, She has also added a section to the book entitled “Vogue Words,” which includes words that have acquired a new power and influence. Kristian rated it really liked it Usage and abusage a guide to good english 16, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Very informative and useful reference book. Janet Whitcut has revised Eric Partridge’s popular reference book to reflect the language of well-informed writers, readers, and speakers today.

Hamilton- English language – pages. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This item is gyide unavailable via the Norton website, but it can be ordered through your favorite bookseller or online retailer. Ellen rated it it was ok Nov 26, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

It references usage and abusage a guide to good english many phrases that are confused in modern times, and even completely redundant in today’s society. A great reference book. An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking the right words and avoiding the wrong ones. To ask other readers questions about Usage and Abusageplease sign up.

Want to Read saving…. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Obviously a lot of my vocabulary has developed and grown from my love of books, and a love of classics in particular has left me a familiarity with words and phrases that give me a red squiggly underline, should I choose to type them. Hamilton- English language – pages 0 Reviews. Samuel Mullen rated it really liked it Jun 18, Higham No preview available – Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? And it’s fun to read usage and abusage a guide to good english.

She has also added a section to the book entitled “Vogue Words,” which includes words that have acquired a new power and influence. This is my favourite book to refer to when musing over the slow death of the English language.