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ERIC Number: ED138999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 80
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Word Watcher's Handbook, Including a Deletionary of the Most Abused and Misused Words.
Martin, Phyllis
The goal of this handbook of English usage and pronunciation is to save the job seeker from possible rejection, to improve the job holder's chances for promotion, to inspire the student to master the language, and to help everyone to avoid making errors in everyday conversation. Part one of the volume provides a "deletionary," a listing of words which should be omitted from speech or should be used in a different manner. In addition, the "Feeble Phrase Finder" lists several expressions which should be avoided because they are hackneyed. Part two is devoted to discussion of common problems in usage and also contains "Unmatched Pairs," a listing of words that sound similar but that do not have identical meanings. Part three explains some of the more commonly made mistakes in pronunciation. (KS)
David McKay Co., Inc., 750 Third Ave., New York, New York 10017 ($7.95 cloth)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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