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`'meter or metre? In British English a metre is a measurement of length equal to 100 centimetres, while a measuring instrument is a meter: to read the meter. Likewise, in British English, the rhythmic pattern of a line of poetry is its metre, though the words for specific types of mere end in -er: hexameter; iambic pentameter. In American English the spelling meter is used for all of these senses'.
'assume or presume? Assume and presume are almost interchangeable in the meaning 'suppose'. Presume is rather more formal and tends to suggest that a supposition is made on the basis of a deduction or a reasonable likelihood, and has a slightly unfavourable tinge, possibly picked up from its other meaning ('to take liberties'): Dr Livingstone, I presume? (who else could it be?); From what you said yesterday, I presumed that you'd already made up your mind. Assume is, however, definitely the word to choose if something is being put forward as a basis for argument: In drawing up your pension forecast, I assumed that interest rates would remain at about 5 per cent'.
'till or until? Till and untill can be used interchangeably. Until is slightly more formal than till and in writing until is more commonly found than till'.
It's a useful book and gives you plenty to consider when putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboards. I couldn't have written this review without it.Published 21 months ago by Mr. Jamie Charteris
Offers some great tips and guidelines, more importantly in a concise package. You don't get a hefty tome here, but a useable book you can carry around with you in your laptop... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mr. Colin Mcelhatton
Brilliant book and perfect to use as a reference book to check grammar . This is excellent and would definitely recommend it to anyone who has an interest in getting their English... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Patsy
Very helpfully in deed, just what I was looking for, now I can write with more confidence and free dimePublished on 2 Dec. 2012 by Chris Parkinson
This book has, on the whole, good reviews, but any book on the English Language that has a section headed 'Grammer' really should be treated with extreme caution even if it has... Read morePublished on 18 Nov. 2012 by G Talboys