Garner's Modern American Usage

Garner's Modern American Usage

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Since first appearing in 1998, Garner's Modern American Usage has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on troublesome words and phrases, this book authoritatively shows how to avoid the countless pitfalls that await unwary writers and speakers whether the issues relate to grammar, punctuation, word choice, or pronunciation. Now in the third edition, readers will find the qGarner's Language-Change Index, q which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from nonacceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistent standard throughout. Garner's Modern American Usage, 3e is the first usage guide ever to incorporate such a language-change index, and the judgments are based both on Garner's own original research in linguistic corpora and on his analysis of hundreds of earlier studies. Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved.Sense 1: a€œHis 1993 Nissan Sentra had a fictitious license plate, said Phillip Roland, a spokesman for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. ... Sense 2: a€œ Garrison Keillor, host of radioa#39;s a#39;A Prairie Home Companion, a#39; touts duct tape as the a#39;old reliablea#39; for everything from repairing ... a€œLindsey . . . accrued a 3.91 grade point average while studying in the field of [delete in the field of] communications. a€ a€œCarteranbsp;...

Title:Garner's Modern American Usage
Author:Bryan Garner
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2009-07-28


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