The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style (Paperback)

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    Bryan A. Garner, a noted lawyer and lexicographer, has written extensively on the English language and the language of law. His earlier books includeA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, The Elements of Legal Style, andThe Winning Brief. He is Editor-in-Chief of Black's Law Dictionary and President of LawProse, Inc., a Dallas-based company that provides continuing-legal-education seminars to lawyers nationwide.
    What's the singular of paparazzi? Is graffiti singular or plural? What about kudos? Should I say empathic or empathetic? Is it a couple of dozen or a couple dozen? What's the correct pronunciation of concierge? Or schism? Or flaccid?

    In this book of crisp, precise, and often witty pronouncements on modern American English, Bryan Garner decisively answers these and thousands of other questions that bedevil those who care about the language. Garner draws on massive evidence to support his judgments, citing thousands of examples--good, bad, and ugly--from sources such asThe New York Times , The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek.

    No one can browse through the book without sharing the authors spirited awareness of how words work and his relish for exposing the affectations that bloat our language. And even if you don't have the time for browsing, but simply want a quick answer to an editorial riddle, this book is your best bet.

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    ISBN 9780195135084
    Genre REFERENCE / Dictionaries
    Format Paperback
    Pages 360
    Publisher Date 2000-01-13 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
    Copyright Year 19990601
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.95 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Garner, Bryan A.
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0

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