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Abused, Confused, and Misused Words

Abused, Confused, and Misused Words

A Writer's Guide to Usage, Spelling, Grammar, and Sentence Structure

  • Author: Mary Embree
  • Publisher: Skyhorse
  • ISBN: 1620879174
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 232
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Have you been putting bullion in your soup? Is incorrect spelling starting to have a negative affect on your term papers? Do you wonder what someone is inferring when they tell you to pick up a dictionary? These are just a few of the commonly misunderstood words discussed and explained in Abused, Confused, and Misused Words, an entertaining and informative look at the ever-changing nature of the English language. An alphabetical list of words that are frequently misspelled or misused is accompanied by a style guide to usage rules that tells you how and why they can be broken. Also included is a collection of 1,000 new and inventive words, and nearly 30,000 more words are discussed in a section dealing with word roots and how they are used in modern language. Anyone who is intrigued by language, who is fascinated by words, or who simply wants to use our language clearly and effectively will enjoy this delightful, eye-opening collection.

The Love Book

The Love Book

A Simple Guide to the Most Abused, Confused, and Misused Word in the English Language

  • Author: Anthony DeStefano
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • ISBN: 0736964738
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 64
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Take a delightful look at one of the most abused, confused, and misused words in the English language—love—and explore its true meaning with bestselling author Anthony DeSefano. He has paired smile-making photos—of adults, couples, children, and even babies—with a refreshingly honest and truthful story to help you understand that real love is so much more than a greeting-card sentiment. This charming and heartwarming gift book leads you to discover that real love comes from God. By fully embracing that love, you'll discover that you are able to love your family and friends more deeply and sincerely than ever before.

The Author's Toolkit

The Author's Toolkit

A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Book

  • Author: Mary Embree
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1621534928
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 272
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All writers yearn for success and recognition. And now we are entering a golden era in which self-publishers are in the driver’s seat. In The Author’s Toolkit, aspiring authors, students, and even established writers will find the resources they need to achieve their goals and avoid common writer pitfalls. Updated and expanded to cover the changes in copyright fees and registration, the newest developments in electronic publishing, the growth of ebooks and print on demand, and tips for using social media for promotion and community, this detailed guide offers advice on every step of the writing and publishing process. Readers will learn how to: •Develop and research fiction and nonfiction ideas •Find a “hook” to attract reader interest •Organize a plot and delineate characters •Format for print and ebook readers •Find an agent •Understand literary contracts •Market and promote a finished book •Obtain backing such as crowdfunding Written in an informative and easy-to-understand style, this guide is a treasure chest of resources and tools for writers seeking professional advice. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

You Send Me

You Send Me

Getting it Right when You Write Online

  • Author: Patricia T. O'Conner,Stewart Kellerman
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 240
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A guide to e-mail offers advice on etiquette, basic English grammar, phrases to avoid, and style questions.

The Facts on File Guide to Good Writing

The Facts on File Guide to Good Writing

  • Author: Martin H. Manser
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438110391
  • Category: English language
  • Page: 417
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Provides exercises and examples on style, usage, grammar, and punctuation for becoming a better writer.

Awesome Grammar

Awesome Grammar

  • Author: Becky Burckmyer
  • Publisher: Career PressInc
  • ISBN: 9781601630438
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 208
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With an overview of the most basic parts of speech, this guide provides tips and instructions for dealing with common grammar mistakes, improving style, dealing with punctuation issues, handling split infinitives, and more. Original.

Words: A User's Guide

Words: A User's Guide

  • Author: Graham Pointon,Stewart Clark
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317864298
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 456
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Words: A User's Guide is an accessible and invaluable reference that is ideal for students, business people and advanced learners of English. The book is structured in groups of words that may be confused because they sound alike, look alike or seem to have similar meanings, and this approach makes it much more intuitive and easy to use than a dictionary. Contrasting over 5000 words (such as habitable and inhabitable, precipitation and rainfall, reigns and reins), Words: a User’s Guide provides examples of usage adapted from large national databases of contemporary English, and illustrates each headword in typical contexts and phrases. This book gives you straightforward answers, and helps with pronunciation, spelling, style and levels of formality. For those working internationally it presents international standards and compares usage in Britain and the USA. Words: A User’s Guide is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to communicate well in written and spoken English. "At last! A book about the use of words that clarifies and de-mystifies in an eminently usable way. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to write well. It is a book to keep." Sandy Gilkes, Head of the Centre for Academic Practice, University of Northampton "Rigorous, fresh, intriguing and downright useful, it deserves a place on every properly stocked reference shelf." Brian Cathcart, Professor of Journalism, Kingston University "From the pedantic to the permissive, everyone who’s interested in the English language and the way we speak and write it will want a copy of this practical, entertaining book." Wynford Hicks (author of Quite Literally and The Basics of English Usage)

Shades Of Meaning

Shades Of Meaning

Reflections On The Use, Misuse, And Abuse Of English

  • Author: Samuel R Levin
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 216
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Examines pairs of words whose meanings overlap and indicates the basis for their respective uses; and identifies and discourages the use of certain expressions the author has labeled overspeak or junkspeak.

The Pocket A-Z of Criminal Justice

The Pocket A-Z of Criminal Justice

  • Author: Bryan Gibson
  • Publisher: Waterside Press
  • ISBN: 1906534764
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 240
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A quickly absorbed jargon- busting introduction to the language of criminal justice and its unique and fascinating usages. The Pocket A-Z connects key terms, concepts, processes, laws, people and events. The 2,000 plus entries and cross-references give insight and perspective, making it invaluable to anyone involved in criminal justice work or study. • Get up to speed with the language of criminal justice • Touchstones aid understanding and memory • A handy reference guide for students, practitioners and anyone needing criminal justice insight The Pocket A-Z of Criminal Justice draws together words and phrases commonly encountered by practitioners and researchers. It represents real value for its breadth and simplicity. It also includes extensive sections on Touchstones and Curiosities, 500 commonly encountered Acronyms and Abbreviations and a Timeline. Bryan Gibson is a barrister, former co-editor of Justice of the Peace and a regular contributor to specialist journals. He has also written for The Times, Guardian, Sunday Express, BBC TV and The Stage. He founded Waterside Press in 1989 where as editor-in-chief he has for 20 years been ‘putting justice into words’ with books about criminal justice and related matters.