Troublesome Words 4e by Bill BrysonTroublesome Words 4e by Bill Bryson

Troublesome Words 4e

byBill Bryson

Paperback | October 27, 2009

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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.
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up there, but has spent most of his adult life in Britain. He has worked for a number of newspapers, including The Times and the Independent. His books on the English language include Mother Tongue and Troublesome Words, both published by Penguin. Bill Bryson is the author of seve...
Title:Troublesome Words 4eFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.85 × 5.25 × 0.65 inPublished:October 27, 2009Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141040394

ISBN - 13:9780141040394

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