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Thesaurus of Alternatives to Worn-out Words and Phrases Hardcover – 5 Jan 1995

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books; 1 edition (5 Jan. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898796016
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898796018
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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I can't say it's very useful if you read and write a lot/for a living (some of the phrases e.g 'this and that' - are not things I would ever say out loud), but I think it's great for parents and teachers.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre... 16 Jun. 2016
By TeeKay - Published on
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This book is mediocre. It might be useful to an extremely unversed writer. Another thing that disappointed me was that, although the title indicates that there will be alternatives provided. in numerous cases there were not. I guess I expected more. But without the "Look inside" feature, I took a chance. Sometimes chances pay off; sometimes they don't.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best reference books I own 6 Jan. 2014
By C. Eaker - Published on
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Writing today tends to be overly elaborate which leads to too many words when fewer would suffice. This book, the _Dictionary of Alternatives to Worn-Out Words and Phrases_, helps you find a more professional, simpler way to write countless wordy phrases. You have to watch out though -- some of the phrases are so ingrained in our mind, you don't realize they are worn out. But this book will help you write more simply and more clearly. A useful purchase for anyone who has to write.
2.0 out of 5 stars Heartless Fit of Hartwell Fiske 5 July 2016
By kumquat - Published on
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Not up to Robert's best scrutinizing. Many phrases had the same description as if he wrote it in one night under extreme time pressure without reviewing each individual word. Disappointing submission from one of America's best grammarians.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Sorry but would not recommend 22 Aug. 2014
By bethany - Published on
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I would not recommend this book because many of the entries does not give you an alternative, it just says don't use it. I bought this book so I could find better words not to tell don't use it and not give me an alternative. It was a waste of money in my opinion. Sorry but that is the way I feel about it!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Everything was as advertised. I look forward to delving ... 29 Nov. 2014
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Everything was as advertised. I look forward to delving into the content the content of the book. Any opportunity to improve my critical skills is one that I enjoy
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