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Quite literally : problem words and how to use them

Author: Wynford Hicks
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a guide to English usage for readers and writers, professional and amateur, established and aspiring, formal trainees and those trying to break in; students of English, both language and literature, and their teachers. In Quite Literally, Wynford Hicks answers questions like:What's an alibi, a bete noire, a celibate, a dilemma?Should underway be two words? Is the word 'meretricious' worth using at all? How  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Terms and phrases
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hicks, Wynford, 1942-
Quite literally.
New York : Routledge, 2004
(DLC) 2003026061
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wynford Hicks
ISBN: 0203643623 9780203643624
OCLC Number: 505129098
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 251 pages)
Contents: Book cover; half-title; title; copyright; contents; introduction; acknowledgements; problem words a-z; further reading.
Responsibility: Wynford Hicks.

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This is a guide to English usage for readers and writers, professional and amateur, established and aspiring, formal trainees and those trying to break in; students of English, both language and literature, and their teachers. In Quite Literally, Wynford Hicks answers questions like:What's an alibi, a bete noire, a celibate, a dilemma?Should underway be two words? Is the word 'meretricious' worth using at all? How do you spell realise - with an s or a z - and should bete be bête?Should you split infinitives, end sentences with prepositions, start them with conjunctions? What about four-letter w.

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