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Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate

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ISBN-10: 0062701908

ISBN-13: 9780062701909

Edition: 1997

Authors: Eugene Ehrlich

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Between TV talk shows, radio call-in programs, email and the Internet, spontaneous-talk media has skyrocketed in the '90s. People are interacting more frequently and more fervently than ever before, turning the English language into an indecipherable mess. Now, this unique and concise compendium presents the most confused and misused words in the language today -- words misused by careless speakers and writers everywhere. It defines, discerns and distinguishes the finer points of sense and meaning. Was it fortuitous or only fortunate? Are you trying to remember, or more fully recollect? Is he uninterested or disinterested? Is it healthful or healthy, regretful or regrettable, notorious or…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/22/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Eugene Ehrlich is co-editor of the "Oxford American Dictionary" & author of numerous books on language, including "You've Got Ketchup on Your Muumuu: An A-to-Z Guide to English Words from Around the World". A former professor of English at Columbia University, he lives in Mamaroneck, NY.