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The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style
Part of the latest five-book release in the essential resource library from Oxford University Press and The Berkeley Publishing Group, this abridgment of the "Dictionary of Modern American Usage" offers a comprehensive, alphabetically arranged guide to the usage problems that commonly confront writers today. Contains over 2,000 quotations from published sources showing how ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Berkley
(first published 2000)
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Even if the only thing you write is your family's annual Christmas letter to friends and relatives, you must have on your reference shelf either this book or one very much like it. Usage questions constantly arise and answers are quickly needed. Heavier tomes such as Garner's Modern American Usage are quite learned and offer much more involved discussions of the points under consideration; this book gives you good guidance with a minimum of commentary.