Troublesome Words

Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0241974542
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Troublesome Words written by Bill Bryson and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2015-06-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Troublesome Words is playful and riddlesome guide to the English language from the bestselling author of Notes from a Small Island and A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson What is the difference between mean and median, blatant and flagrant, flout and flaunt? Is it whodunnit or whodunit? Do you know? Are you sure? With Troublesome Words, journalist and bestselling travel-writer Bill Bryson gives us a clear, concise and entertaining guide to the problems of English usage and spelling that has been an indispensable companion to those who work with the written word for over twenty years. So if you want to discover whether you should care about split infinitives, are cursed with an uncontrollable outbreak of commas or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say 'an historic day', this superb book is the place to find out.

Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words

Publisher : Crown
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ISBN : 0767910478
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (767 users)

Download or read book Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words written by Bill Bryson and published by Crown. This book was released on 2002-09-17 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the English language’s most skilled and beloved writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free grammar. As usual Bill Bryson says it best: “English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense. This is a language where ‘cleave’ can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word ‘set’ has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun, and 10 as a participial adjective; where if you can run fast you are moving swiftly, but if you are stuck fast you are not moving at all; [and] where ‘colonel,’ ‘freight,’ ‘once,’ and ‘ache’ are strikingly at odds with their spellings.” As a copy editor for the London Times in the early 1980s, Bill Bryson felt keenly the lack of an easy-to-consult, authoritative guide to avoiding the traps and snares in English, and so he brashly suggested to a publisher that he should write one. Surprisingly, the proposition was accepted, and for “a sum of money carefully gauged not to cause embarrassment or feelings of overworth,” he proceeded to write that book—his first, inaugurating his stellar career. Now, a decade and a half later, revised, updated, and thoroughly (but not overly) Americanized, it has become Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words, more than ever an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language. With some one thousand entries, from “a, an” to “zoom,” that feature real-world examples of questionable usage from an international array of publications, and with a helpful glossary and guide to pronunciation, this precise, prescriptive, and—because it is written by Bill Bryson—often witty book belongs on the desk of every person who cares enough about the language not to maul or misuse or distort it.

Grammar Girl's 101 Troublesome Words You'll Master in No Time

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ISBN : 1466825189
Pages : 144 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (466 users)

Download or read book Grammar Girl's 101 Troublesome Words You'll Master in No Time written by Mignon Fogarty and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2012-07-03 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now she's turning her attention to solving your worst problems—one troublesome word at a time. Are you feeling "all right" or "alright"? Does "biweekly" mean twice a week or every two weeks? Do you run a gauntlet or a gantlet? Is a pair of twins four people or two? The English language is always changing, and that means we are left with words and phrases that are only sort of wrong (or worse, have different definitions depending on where you look them up). How do you know which to use? Grammar Girl to the rescue! This handy reference guide contains the full 411 on 101 words that have given you trouble before—but will never again. Full of clear, straightforward definitions and fun quotations from pop culture icons such as Gregory House and J. K. Rowling, as well as from classical writers such as Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin, this highly-useable guidebook takes the guesswork out of your writing, so you'll never be at a loss for words again.

The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

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Download or read book The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science written by Iowa Academy of Science and published by . This book was released on 1890 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: List of members in each volume.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
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ISBN : 1492671533
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (492 users)

Download or read book The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek written by Kim Michele Richardson and published by Sourcebooks, Inc.. This book was released on 2019-05-07 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: RECOMMENDED BY DOLLY PARTON IN PEOPLE MAGAZINE! A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER A PBS BOOK PICK The bestselling historical fiction novel from Kim Michele Richardson, this is a novel following Cussy Mary, a packhorse librarian and her quest to bring books to the Appalachian community she loves, perfect for readers of William Kent Kreuger and Lisa Wingate. The perfect addition to your next book club! The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything—everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter. Cussy's not only a book woman, however, she's also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she's going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler. Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere—even back home. Look for The Book Woman's Daughter, the next novel from Kim Michele Richardson coming in May 2022. Other Bestselling Historical Fiction from Sourcebooks Landmark: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict The Engineer's Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

Word Lessons

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Pages : 188 pages
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Download or read book Word Lessons written by Alonzo Reed and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words

Publisher : Anchor Canada
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ISBN : 9780385679954
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (679 users)

Download or read book Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words written by William Bryson and published by Anchor Canada. This book was released on 2013-05-07 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the English language's most skilled and beloved writers guides us all towards precise, mistake-free usage. In the middle 1980s Bill Bryson was a copy editor for the London Times with the brash idea that he could fill a hole in the British book market for a concise, accessible, handy guide to proper usage. A complete unknown, he nonetheless sold Penguin Books on the idea, and the result was The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words, which sold decently enough on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, fifteen years later, Bill Bryson has become, well, Bill Bryson -- and his terrifically useful little book has been revised, updated and Americanized to become Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words. Precise, prescriptive, sometimes (like its author) amusingly prickly, this book belongs on the desk of every person who cares enough about our language not to maul or misuse or distort it. Move over, Strunk and White.

Marshall's Business Speller and Technical Word Book

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Pages : 206 pages
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Mastering German Vocabulary

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134507828
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

Download or read book Mastering German Vocabulary written by Bruce Donaldson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-05-13 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How often have you looked up an English word in a German dictionary only to be confronted by a bewildering array of German equivalents? Which is the correct word for the context in question? Thirty years' experience in teaching Germanic languages at tertiary level to English-speaking students have made the author acutely aware of this problem. Mastering German Vocabulary explains how to use over 2,200 common German words correctly, using example sentences in German with English translations. In order to aid quick consultation, all German and English words are listed in separate indexes. The book is designed for all upper secondary and tertiary students of German and complements Routledge's grammar, dictionary and vocabulary building textbooks. It is a practical companion for anyone serious about perfecting their German.

外贸英语函电

Publisher : BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.
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ISBN : 7534993814
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Rating Book: 4.3/5 (534 users)

Download or read book 外贸英语函电 written by 张喆主编 and published by BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.. This book was released on 2018-10-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 统地介绍了外贸业务中英语常用文体写作的基本知识,包括各类商务信函、传真、电子邮件的格式、拟写方法和技巧,并按照外贸业务磋商过程中各个环节的顺序附有往来函电的大量例文和案例,提供了大量常用语句。本书还介绍了电子商务的基础知识和对外经济贸易中的常用文体,如意向书、协议、合同、招标通知书、投标书、中标通知书及广告等的格式、拟写方法及语言文字的应用,此外,还列举了外贸业务实践中常用的一些单据和单证实例。

Health Literacy from a to Z

Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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ISBN : 1449600549
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (449 users)

Download or read book Health Literacy from a to Z written by Helen Osborne and published by Jones & Bartlett Publishers. This book was released on 2012-11-18 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Best-Seller on Amazon!Doody's Review Service, 5 Stars, Score 100!AWARDS for The Second Edition:Two-time winner of New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association awards: 2012 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication 2012 Neil Duane Award of Distinction2012 Medical Book Awards: Honorable Mention in the Non-Physicians categoryClear communication of your health message can make all the difference in effective patient care. Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition is an easy to use handbook designed for the busy health professional. Filled with ideas and strategies that can be used in everyday practice, Health Literacy from A to Z is a first-of-its-kind resource. Learn the key principles and strategies of effective health communication presented in a simple, informal manner by one of the nation's leading experts in health literacy.Whether you are a physician, nurse, pharmacist, allied health professional, case manager, public health specialist, practice manager, health care educator, student or family caregiver this book is for you.Instructor Resources include a Sample Syllabus and PowerPoint Presentations.What's New in the Second Edition of Health Literacy from A to ZThe Second Edition is updated and revised to reflect current health literacy research and practice with new information about timely health literacy topics. This edition has 14 new chapters including 4 chapters about "Technology" and 7 chapters focused on "Know Your Audience."Highlights* "Starting Points" with an introduction to key information.* "Strategies, Ideas, and Suggestions" with lots of practical, how-to tips.* "Stories from Practice" showcasing real-life experiences from a wide range of perspectives to help make key points come alive. * "Sources to Learn More" including an extensive list of books, articles, websites, podcasts, and other resources.New Topics* Business Side of Health Literacy* Communicating When Patients Feel Scared, Sick, and Overwhelmed* General Public: Talking with Patients about What They Learn from the Media* Organizational Efforts, Advocacy, and Collaborations* Regulatory and Legal Language* Website Writing* Blogs and Social Media* Audio Podcasts* Email and Text Messages* Interactive Multimedia* Sections focusing on, "Know Your Audience" with in-depth information about: Children and Youth Emotions and Cognition Hearing Loss Language and Culture Literacy Older Adults Vision Problems The First Edition was the 2006 Winner of the New England Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association, Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication!

Troublesome Words and how to Use Them

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Pages : 451 pages
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The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words

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Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words written by Bill Bryson and published by . This book was released on 1987 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

How Science Works

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ISBN : 1136876405
Pages : 168 pages
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Download or read book How Science Works written by Rob Toplis and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-12-02 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How Science Works provides student and practising teachers with a comprehensive introduction to one of the most dramatic changes to the secondary science curriculum. Underpinned by the latest research in the field, it explores the emergence and meaning of How Science Works and reviews major developments in pedagogy and practice. With chapters structured around three key themes - why How Science Works, what it is and how to teach it – expert contributors explore issues including the need for curriculum change, arguments for scientific literacy for all, school students’ views about science, what we understand about scientific methods, types of scientific enquiry, and, importantly, effective pedagogies and their implications for practice. Aiming to promote discussion and reflection on the ways forward for this new and emerging area of the school science curriculum, it considers: teaching controversial issues in science argumentation and questioning for effective teaching enhancing investigative science and developing reasoned scientific judgments the role of ICT in exploring How Science Works teaching science outside the classroom. How Science Works is a source of guidance for all student, new and experienced teachers of secondary science, interested in investigating how the curriculum can provide creativity and engagement for all school students.

In Other Words

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN : 3110861380
Pages : 360 pages
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Download or read book In Other Words written by J. Lachlan Mackenzie and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2019-11-18 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

How to Write and Get Published

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ISBN : 1538116863
Pages : 160 pages
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Download or read book How to Write and Get Published written by Tammy Ivins and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-04-22 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book will get librarians writing by dispelling the mythos surrounding “scholarly writing” by providing practical tools and advice. Though the authors have extensive experience as scholars, this book is written in a friendly, approachable, non-intimating manner.