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Title The American Heritage guide to contemporary usage and style.

Publication Info. Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin, [2005]
Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2012.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (1464 entries) : 108 images, digital files
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Contents A-Z.
Access Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary This authoritative survey of English usage, grammar, and style offers guidance on almost any writing problem imaginable. Arranged in a single, easy-to-use A-Z list, the guide's entries include examples and quotations that show not only correct and incorrect usage but also the relative effectiveness of different expressions in context.
This book confronts traditional bugbears, such as disinterested and lay vs. lie, along with a variety of new challenges, such as seeking closure and begging the question. Commonly confused words, such as impinge and infringe, are teased apart. Notes on science terms explain the difference between popular and technical uses of words like relativity and exponential growth. Rulings are given for tough calls on grammatical controversies, redundancy, and parallelism, and sensible guidance is provided on punctuation, capitalization, and other conventions of style. Both readable and well researched, this book is an eminently sensible source of advice on how to use words effectively.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Local Note Credo Reference.
Credo Reference General Reference
Subject English language -- Usage -- Dictionaries.
English language -- Usage.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Subject English language -- Style -- Dictionaries.
English language -- Style.
English language -- United States -- Usage -- Dictionaries.
English language.
United States.
English language -- United States -- Style -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Houghton Mifflin Company.
Credo Reference (Firm)
Added Title Guide to contemporary usage and style.
Other Form: Print version: 0618604995 9780618604999 (DLC) 2005016513 xv, 512 p.
ISBN 9781849721974 online
9780618604999 print
0618604995 print