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Garner's modern English usage

Author: Bryan A Garner
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
"Illustrates with actual examples, cited with chapter and verse, all the linguistic blunders that modern writers and speakers are pone to, whether in word choice, syntax phrasing, punctuation, or pronunciation."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan A Garner
ISBN: 9780190491482 0190491485 0195382757 9780195382754
OCLC Number: 922726594
Notes: "This book is a successor to three editions (1998, 2003, 2009) of Garner's Modern American Usage"--Title page verso.
Revision of: Garner, Bryan A. Garner's modern American usage. Third edition. New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Description: lvi, 1056 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface to the Fourth edition --
Preface to the first edition --
Acknowledgments --
List of essay entries --
List of abbreviations --
Pronunciation guide --
Key to the language-change index --
Essay: Making peace in the language wars --
Essay: The ongoing tumult in English usage --
Garner's Modern English usage --
Glossary of grammatical, rhetorical, and other language-related terms --
A timeline of books on usage --
Select bibliography --
Select index of writers quoted or mentioned.
Other Titles: Garner's modern American usage
Modern English usage
Garner's modern American usage
Responsibility: Bryan A. Garner.


A cornerstore of Oxford's language reference list, Garner's Modern English Usage now includes revisions to more than 2,000 entries to reflect the nuances of English usage not only in the United  Read more...


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It is a stupendous achievement for which we should be grateful. You have to like a book which tells you whether spaghetti and meatballs takes a singular or plural verb! * Ray Ward (Queens English Read more...

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The Benchmark for All Other Works on English Usage (including grammar)

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