The Resource 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles, (ebook)

100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles, (ebook)

Label
100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles
Title
100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eliminate mistakes and improve your vocabulary with this engaging guide to the world's most misused words. Do you know your delegate from your relegate, your cachet from your cache? At one time or another we've all suffered the embarrassment of having our remarks corrected by a family member, colleague, or stranger. 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles presents fifty pairs of words that people have trouble getting right and keeping straight-words that tend to get corrected when we're least expecting it. These words include near-synonyms-words with subtle but important distinctions in meaning-like baleful vs. baneful, and effectual vs. efficacious. Other pairings bring together notorious sound-alikes, like faze (bother) vs. phase (stage), pour (put in fluid) vs. pore (read closely), and waive (forgo) vs. wave (say hello). The book also addresses some classic spelling blunders and "nonwords," like beyond the pail, full reign, injust, and inobstrusive. Each word has a definition and a pronunciation, and most have etymologies explaining the word's origin. The mix-ups themselves are described in fun-to-read notes that provide clear solutions to help readers avoid making needless, uncomfortable gaffes. 100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles gives readers the chance to improve their command of words that are often heard but just as often misused
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
421/.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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100 Words
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  • English language
  • English language
Target audience
adult
Label
100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles, (ebook)
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547506012
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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Publisher number
MWT12186189
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12186189
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MWT12186189
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547506012
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12186189
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12186189
System control number
MWT12186189
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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