Troublesome Words

Bryson, Bill

£9.99

Should you ever split an infinitive? What’s the difference between aiding and abetting? The English language is a minefield of difficulty. In this new edition of his book, Bill Bryson discusses the problems and offers advice on usage.

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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.

Additional information

Weight 181 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 16 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

241

Language

English

Edition

3rd Edition

Dewey

428 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K