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100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles
100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries 0547395833 9780547395838 You meandelegate, notrelegate, right? nbsp;I think the word iscachet, notcache. nbsp; At one time or another weve
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100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

You meandelegate, notrelegate, right? nbsp;I think the word iscachet, notcache. nbsp; At one time or another weve all suffered the embarrassment of having our remarks corrected by a family member, colleague, or stranger.100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Manglespresents fifty pairs of words that people have trouble getting right and keeping straightwords that tend to get corrected when were least expecting it. nbsp; These words include near-synonymswords with subtle but important distinctions in meaninglikebalefulvs.baneful, andeffectualvs.efficacious. Other pairings bring together notorious sound-alikes, likefaze(bother) vs.phase(stage),pour(put in fluid) vs.pore(read closely), andwaive(forgo) vs.wave(say hello). The book also addresses some classic spelling blunders and nonwords, likebeyond the pail,full reign,injust, andinobstrusive. nbsp; Each word has a definition and a pronunciation, and most have etymologies explaining the words origin. The mix-ups themselves are described in fun-to-read notes that provide clear solutions to help readers avoid making needless, uncomfortable gaffes. nbsp; 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Manglesgives readers the chance to improve their command of words that are often heard but not so well expressed.

Author: Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

Language: English

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Binding: Paperback

Pages: 128

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: 2010-09-15

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