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By Bill Bryson

From one among America's so much cherished and bestselling authors, a superbly priceless and readable advisor to the issues of the English language most ordinarily encountered by means of editors and writers.

What is the adaptation among “immanent” and “imminent”? what's the singular type of graffiti? what's the distinction among “acute” and “chronic”? what's the former identify of “Moldova”? what's the distinction among a cardinal quantity and an ordinal quantity? one of many English language's so much expert writers solutions those and lots of different questions and publications us all towards designated, mistake-free utilization. masking spelling, capitalization, plurals, hyphens, abbreviations, and international names and words, Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors should be an quintessential spouse for all who care sufficient approximately our language to not maul, misuse, or contort it.

This dictionary is an important advisor to the splendidly disordered factor that's the English language. As invoice Bryson notes, it is going to offer you “the solutions to all these issues of written utilization that you just form of understand or should understand yet can’t fairly remember.”

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Canadian river. (1883–1967) British prime minister (1945–1951). Later made Earl Attlee. attorney general, pl. attorneys general. Attlee, Clement (Richard). attributable. Attucks, Crispus. (c. 1723–1770) Black American killed in the Boston Massacre. Atwater, (Harvey) Lee. (1951–1991) American political figure. Atwood, Margaret. (1939–) Canadian novelist. ). aubergine. British name for eggplant. au besoin. ” aubrietia. Flowering plant named after Claude Aubriet (1655–1742), French painter. Auchincloss, Louis (Stanton).

1775–1817) English novelist. Australia, Commonwealth of, is divided into six states (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia) and two territories (Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory). The latter two should not be referred to as states. autarchy, autarky. The first means absolute power, an autocracy; the second denotes self-sufficiency. However, neither word is well known, and in almost every instance an English synonym would bring an improvement in comprehension, if not in elegance.

Brahmaputra. Asian river. Brahms, Johannes. (1833–1897) German composer. Braille, Louis. (1809–1852) French inventor of the embossed reading system for the blind. Bramante, Donato di Pasuccio d’Antonio. (1444–1514) Italian architect and artist. Brancusi, Constantin. (1876–1957) Romanian sculptor. Brandeis, Louis D(embitz). (1856–1941) American jurist; Brandeis University is named for him. Brandywine. Creek in Pennsylvania and Delaware, site of a battle in the Revolutionary War. Braque, Georges.

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