Usage and Abusage is a classic that has stood up well to the passage of time. But language does evolve over the years, and new problems (such as the use of . Usage and abusage: a guide to good English. Front Cover. Eric Partridge. H. Hamilton, – English language – pages. Usage and Abusage. A Guide to Good English An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking the right words (and avoiding the wrong ones).
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From inside the book. Tim rated it really liked it Jan 24, This book is alright i suppose.
Max rated it it was amazing Sep 07, My point is, it makes me sad for the English language, but it is also a handy guide for those of us who have trouble letting go. Refresh and try again. Lists with This Book. Whitcut has updated this edition for the s but left much of Partridge’s Norton Company first published Which is preferred – nom de plume, pseudonym, or pen name?
Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English by Eric Partridge
Ian Sargent rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Language enters into almost every part of human life and yet it is all too often misused: I read this when I was a true grammar prescriptivist and loved usage and abusage a guide to good english but now having studied linguistics I enjoy it as a means to laugh at the sticklers’ approach to language and how limiting and ludicrous it is.
I was starting to think I’d actually invented the word in my own mind before I thought to look it up in this beauty of a reference book.
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Higham No preview available – Dry, witty, amusing, and just a touchy of smarmy. Language enters into almost every part of human life and yet it is all too often misused: Kristian rated it really liked it Mar 16, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Paperbackpages. Saiqa Maqsood rated it it was amazing Jun 11, Usage and Abusage wittily attacks linguistic abusaeg of all kinds and offers constructive advice on the proper use of English.
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Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English
Preview — Usage and Abusage by Eric Partridge. To ask other readers questions about Usage and Abusageplease sign up. Goodreads helps you keep englisb of books you want to read. Janet Whitcut has revised Eric Partridge’s popular reference book to reflect the language of well-informed writers, readers, and usage and abusage a guide to good english today. A gem of linguistic information. Published December 17th by W. But language does evolve over the years, and new problems such as the use of “hopefully” and current topics such as “sexism” have engendered a whole new vocabulary, which cannot be omitted from any book discussing the English of the s.
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Usage and Abusage
This is my favourite book to refer to when musing over the slow death of the English language. Essential addition to reference portion of my bookshelf.
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