Quite Literally: Problem Words and How to Use Them

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This is a guide to English usage for readers and writers, professional and amateur, established and aspiring, formal trainees and those trying to break in; students of English, both language and literature, and their teachers. In Quite Literally, Wynford Hicks answers questions like: * What's an alibi, a bete noire, a celibate, a dilemma? * Should underway be two words? * Is the word 'meretricious' worth using at all? * How do you spell realise - with an s or a z - and should bete be bete? * Should you split infinitives, ...

Quite Literally: Problem Words and How to use Them 2012, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415651264

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Quite Literally: Problem Words and How to Use Them 2004, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415320191

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