Right, Wrong, and Risky

Right, Wrong, and Risky

A Dictionary of Today's American English Usage

Book - 2006
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Right, Wrong, and Risky provides simple, direct answers to questions about word choice, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; in straightforward alphabetical order. The answers are supported by thousands of up-to-date published usage examples. And the reader is told not just that particular usages are right or wrong, but why. In addition, Right, Wrong, and Risky  warns the reader about risky words like cleave and suspicious, and the many risky situations in which usage authorities disagree about what is and is not acceptable in Standard American English. For every such quandary, this book provides a risk-free solution. Browsers will learn why we tell stage performers to break a leg, why it's not really an insult to call someone a philistine or even a Neanderthal, and why it's wise never to use the word fortuitous or say the word forte aloud.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2006.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393061192
0393061191
Branch Call Number: 423.1 DAVIDSON
Characteristics: 570 pages ; 24 cm.

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