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Troublesome Words : A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right - Bill Bryson

Troublesome Words

A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right

Paperback

Published: 1st October 2009
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What is the difference between mean and median, blatant and flagrant, flout and flaunt? Is it whodunnit or whodunit? Do you know? Are you sure?

With Troublesome Words, journalist and bestselling travel-writer Bill Bryson gives us a clear, concise and entertaining guide to the problems of English usage and spelling that has been an indispensable companion to those who work with the written word for over twenty years.

So if you want to discover whether you should care about split infinitives, are cursed with an uncontrollable outbreak of commas or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say 'an historic day', this superb book is the place to find out.

'Combines the virtues of a first class work of reference with the pleasure of a good read' The Times

ISBN: 9780141040394
ISBN-10: 0141040394
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st October 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.1  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.17