ERIC Number: ED131482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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How to Achieve Competence in English: A Quick Reference Handbook.
Johnson, Eric W.
Written to provide a quick, simple, practical reference, this handbook contains explanations and examples of the use of English. Entries, arranged alphabetically, may be as specific as "bibliography,""colons,""dashes,""footnotes," and "prefixes" or as general as articles on cliches, books, figurative language, frame tests, grammar, and plagiarism. The book contains cross references, avoids theoretical discussions, and emphasizes common usage for spoken English, as well as for written English. (JM)
Descriptors: English, Grammar, Guides, Punctuation, Reference Materials, Standard Spoken Usage, Written Language
Bantam Books, Inc., 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10019 ($1.50 paper)
Publication Type: Books
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