skip to content
Vocabulary for dummies Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Vocabulary for dummies

Author: Laurie Rozakis
Publisher: New York : Hungry Minds, ©2002.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Shows how to use vocabulary to communicate effectively in any situation and includes tips for remembering when and how to use the right word.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Rozakis
ISBN: 0764553933 9780764553936
OCLC Number: 48816598
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1 Part 1: Getting Your Bearings 7 Chapter 1: figuring out how words work 9 Chapter 2 Building your vocabulary 17 Chapter 3 Picking up meaning 37 Chapter 4 Using the right word 51 Part II: Mastering the Basics 63 Chapter 5: Getting to the root of the matter 65 Chapter 6: Starting off with prefixes 81 Chapter 7: Ending well: Suffixes 101 Part III: Expanding Your Base 119 Chapter 8: Shading meaning: Synonyms, Antonyms, Connotations, Denotations 121 Chapter 9: Hear your homonyms and homophones here 131 Chapter 10: Compounding words 151 Chapter 11: Romancing English: Words from French, Spanish, and Italian 167 Chapter 12: Borrowing from the neighbors: Words from other languages 183 Part IV: Getting Savvy with Vocabulary 197 Chapter 13: Trying your skills on standardized tests 199 Chapter 14: Taking care business vocabulary 215 Chapter 15: Mutterings on money matters 227 Chapter 16: Speaking legalese 237 Chapter 17: Doctoring your words: Medical terms 251 Chapter 18: Acquiring shopping and eating language 263 Chapter 19: Expanding the language: Recent additions 273 Chapter 20: Exploring words from real and mythical people and places 287 Part V: The Part of Tens 301 Chapter 21: Don t go there: Language to Avoid 303 Chapter 22: Distinctions worth making 307 Chapter 23: Ten techniques for nonnative speakers 315 Index 321
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: Laurie E. Rozakis.
More information:

Abstract:

Someone just called you captious.  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48816598> # Vocabulary for dummies
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "48816598" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/38015831#Topic/vocabulary> ; # Vocabulary
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1168328> ; # Vocabulary
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/428.1/e21/> ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2002" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/6392476> ; # Laurie Rozakis
   schema:datePublished "2002" ;
   schema:description "Shows how to use vocabulary to communicate effectively in any situation and includes tips for remembering when and how to use the right word."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/38015831> ;
   schema:genre "Problems and exercises"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/38015831#Series/for_dummies> ; # --For dummies.
   schema:name "Vocabulary for dummies"@en ;
   schema:productID "48816598" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/48816598#PublicationEvent/new_york_hungry_minds_2002> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/38015831#Agent/hungry_minds> ; # Hungry Minds
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/wiley021/2001093845.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780764553936> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/48816598> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/38015831#Series/for_dummies> # --For dummies.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48816598> ; # Vocabulary for dummies
   schema:name "--For dummies." ;
   schema:name "--For dummies" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1168328> # Vocabulary
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Vocabulary"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/6392476> # Laurie Rozakis
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Rozakis" ;
   schema:givenName "Laurie" ;
   schema:name "Laurie Rozakis" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780764553936>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0764553933" ;
   schema:isbn "9780764553936" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.