- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1146 KB
- Print Length: 466 pages
- Publisher: Mazgeen Press; 2017 edition (19 Jan. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002VECQYG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,191,641 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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English Like It Is: Right, Wrong and Changing Usage Kindle Edition
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Each entry in this book focuses on a specific subject, usually a single word, collection of related words, or a saying, and explores how it is used and misused. Each section discusses proper usage, common mistakes, and has examples from some major newspapers in the UK of the word being used in context, both correctly and not.
That the incorrect examples are so plentiful from sources where the example was composed by a professional wordsmith and approved by an editor who is presumably a expert on such things (the true grammar nerds) shows how hard it is to achieve perfection. But for the grammar-nerd-in-training, this volume should help.
**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
This informative catalogue of 350 entries includes the occasional entertaining item, such as the use of concupiscence (sexual desire) in the Sunday Times, `... he was arrested and sent to Dachau for passive concupiscence in the bomb plot against the Führer ... (STim 17/ 5/ 98 p. 8.7)'
The ebook format with convenient functions such as `search' and `copy' makes it an enjoyable resource to use. Newspaper editors around the world, and I am thinking of Australia in particular, would benefit from having 'English Like It Is' on their laptops.