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Garner's modern American usage

Author: Bryan A Garner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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The first edition of Garner's Modern American Usage established Bryan Garner as "an American equivalent of Fowler" (Library Journal). With more than 23,500 copies sold, this witty, accessible, and engaging book has become the new classic reference work praised by professional copyeditors as well as the general public looking for clear advice on how to write more effectively. In 1999, Choice magazine named it an  Read more...
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Garner, Bryan A.
Garner's modern American usage.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607145383
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan A Garner
ISBN: 0195161912 9780195161915
OCLC Number: 53128918
Notes: Rev. ed. of: A dictionary of modern American usage. 1998.
Description: xlv, 879 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface to second edition --
Preface to first edition --
Acknowledgments --
List of essay entries --
List of abbreviations --
Pronunciation guide --
Introductory essay: Making peace in the language wars --
Modern American usage --
Select glossary --
Timeline of books on usage --
Select bibliography.
Other Titles: Modern American usage
Responsibility: Bryan A. Garner.
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The first edition of Garner's Modern American Usage established Bryan Garner as "an American equivalent of Fowler" (Library Journal). With more than 23,500 copies sold, this witty, accessible, and engaging book has become the new classic reference work praised by professional copyeditors as well as the general public looking for clear advice on how to write more effectively. In 1999, Choice magazine named it an Outstanding Academic Book and the American Library Association dubbed it an Outstanding Reference Source. With thousands of succinct entries, longer essays on key issues and problematic areas, and up-to-the-minute judgments on everything from trendy words to the debate over personal pronouns, GMAU is approachable yet authoritative. Since the book first appeared in 1998, Bryan Garner has diligently continued tracking how we use our language. The second edition includes hundreds of new entries ranging from Dubya to weaponize (coined in 1984 but used extensively since 9/11) to foot-and-mouth, plethora (a "highfalutin equivalent of too many"), Slang, Standard English, and Dialects. It also updates hundreds of existing entries. Meanwhile, Garner has written a major essay on the great grammar debate between descriptivists and prescriptivists. Painstakingly researched with copious citations from books and newspapers and newsmagazines, this new edition furthers Garner's mission to help everyone become a better writer, and to enjoy it in the process.

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