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Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English
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This item is temporarily unavailable via the Norton website, but it can be ordered through your favorite bookseller or online retailer. It now reflects the language changes of the ’90s, while retaining succinct and witty essays by Partridge on such subjects as ambiguity, euphemisms, jargon, negation, and puns.
Nathan rated it really liked it Jan 24, What are neologisms, disguised conjunctions, and fused participles? An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking the right words and avoiding the wrong ones.