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by Janet Whitcut,Eric Partridge

eBook Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English (Revised edition) ePub
Author: Janet Whitcut,Eric Partridge
Language: English
ISBN: 0393317099
ISBN13: 978-0393317091
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Revised edition edition (December 17, 1997)
Pages: 400
Category: Words Language & Grammar
Subcategory: Reference
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 932
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ePub file: 1706 kb
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Usage and Abusage book. She has also added a section to the book entitled "Vogue Words," which includes words that have acquired a new power and influence.

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Usage and Abusage A Guide to Good English (Abusus Non Tollit Usum). Eric Partridge London: Penguin 1942 (1999). Attacking linguistic abusage of all kinds, this guide explores a wide range of grammatical pitfalls and problems, and offers advice on the proper use of English. Eric Partridge was a master of linguistic scholarship.

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

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 on how to communicate clearly and elegantly, it is the perfect reader for every writer. Categories: Linguistics\Foreign: English. Издательство: Puffin. ISBN 13: 9780140510249. Series: Reference Books

I can't live without Eric Partridge's books on my shelves. I have been collecting his works for over 40 years, he has done a SPECTACULAR job of educating all of us.

I can't live without Eric Partridge's books on my shelves. AN ESSENTIAL PART OF ANY BOOK COLLECTION, and absolutely Vital for any writer.

This book attacks linguistic abusage of all kinds, and at the same time offers helpfully constructive advice on. .

This book attacks linguistic abusage of all kinds, and at the same time offers helpfully constructive advice on the proper use of English. Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения.

That said, this style manual in dictionary form, interspersed with essays on various topics (including "standard English," "jargon," and "euphemism"), is by turns entertaining and informative

Usage and Abusage is a classic that has stood up well to the passage of time

Usage and Abusage is a classic that has stood up well to the passage of time.

Eric Partridge was a master of linguistic scholarship. Author of A Dictionary of Cliches, Shakespeare's Bawdy, and many others, Partridge's Usage and Abusage, first out in 1942, was last updated by him in 1973, six years before his death. Now, Janet Whitcut has revised his classic to keep up with the 1990s

An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking the right words (and avoiding the wrong ones).

Which is preferred - nom de plume, pseudonym, or pen name? What are neologisms, disguised conjunctions, and fused participles? Language enters into almost every part of human life and yet it is all too often misused: directness and clarity disappear in a whirl of clichés, euphemisms, and wooliness of expression. Janet Whitcut has revised Eric Partridge's popular reference book to reflect the language of well-informed writers, readers, and speakers today. She has also added a section to the book entitled "Vogue Words," which includes words that have acquired a new power and influence.
Perongafa
Classic book for good English. I gave it as a gift to a student of English from Costa Rica.
Datrim
I have a very old copy of this book. This particular purchase was made for a friend in Spain who is interested in the finer points of English. I told her that Partridge was the authority and that he made for very entertaining reading as well. The book is rife with such Edwardian style quips as one that describes one usage as an extremely low banality. A few pages with Partridge and you will be back to Waugh et al.
Jan
For anyone involved with words -- and who isn't? -- this book will prove to be priceless. It's full of practical usage in a very readable format.
Danial
I can't live without Eric Partridge's books on my shelves. I have been collecting his works for over 40 years, he has done a SPECTACULAR job of educating all of us.

AN ESSENTIAL PART OF ANY BOOK COLLECTION, and absolutely Vital for any writer.

His unbelievable research into early English slang, Origins, and Cliches (which most of us misunderstand at the best of times and thus use incorrectly), are just endlessly fascinating, and I recommend Partridge, beginning with this particular book - 'Usage and Abusage' - as a first-time read, to everyone.

You won't be sorry.
Togar
One of the very best books for writers of any capability, but it's especially good for writers who enjoy writing. I love it's breezy style -- so rare in this type of book.
Ylonean
The copy I bought was published in 1964 and last revised in 1947. It is an amusing little romp through the English language and while it is not for all readers, certainly, for those of us who want to know, for instance, Group Terms, Nouns of Assemblage, ie: a colony of gulls, a dray of squirrels, a bale of turtles, on and on, covering a wide variety of nouns, it's very thorough and much like an old dictionary.

There is much to be learned in this book, although my copy is antiquated and would not be helpful to someone interested in popular slang or present day terms.

Still, when there's nothing much else to do, it does provide some interesting reading.
Vikus
A wonderful source for writers of all levels, but especially for writers who like to write. It's light, breezy style is so rare in this type of book.
I love books, any kind but the real kind. I have to be able to flip back and forth as I read one. In this case, I like to flip around as I look for usage of various words. I am ever so glad I found this old version. It sure beats having to use the Internet.
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