Oxford A Z of English Usage

Oxford A Z of English Usage
Author : Jeremy Butterfield
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 195
Release : 2013-08-15
ISBN 10 : 9780199652457
ISBN 13 : 0199652457
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford A Z of English Usage Book Description:

This handy guide provides crystal-clear help with writing correctly and appropriately in everyday situations. Arranged alphabetically, the book contains concise entries with guidance on individual words and phrases, and longer entries on broader topics such as overused words, bullet points, and avoiding sexist language.

Oxford A Z Of English Usage

Oxford A Z Of English Usage
Author : Jeremy Butterfield
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2008-02-13
ISBN 10 : 0199547793
ISBN 13 : 9780199547791
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford A Z Of English Usage Book Description:

Oxford A Z of Grammar and Punctuation

Oxford A Z of Grammar and Punctuation
Author : John Seely
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2020-09-17
ISBN 10 : 0198849885
ISBN 13 : 9780198849889
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford A Z of Grammar and Punctuation Book Description:

This handy guide provides the basic information about grammar and punctuation that people need on a daily basis. Arranged in an easy-to-use two-colour A-Z format, the book contains entries for standard grammatical terms and deals with specific questions of usage such as the difference between 'may' and 'might' or 'that' and 'which'.

Oxford A Z of English Usage

Oxford A Z of English Usage
Author : Jeremy Butterfield
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2013-08-15
ISBN 10 : 9780192689276
ISBN 13 : 0192689274
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford A Z of English Usage Book Description:

Readers and writers of all levels will find the Oxford A-Z of English Usage essential. Based on Oxford's world-leading dictionary research programmes and contemporary language monitoring, and giving examples of real usage, this book provides the essential information about usage and correct English that is needed in practical, everyday situations. Arranged in A-Z sequence, it contains over 680 entries on issues of spelling, grammar, meaning and PC language that confuse people (e.g. licence / license; learning difficulties / mental handicap; fewer / less). In addition, there are more than 20 special feature articles on specific topics such as hyphenation or the use of Latin plurals, as well as commonly confused terms like Britain, Great Britain, the British Isles, England. With a fresh page design, the Oxford A-Z of English Usage gives the reader immediate and easy access to answers, by means of clear and coherent explanations and illustrations. It will prove the first port of call for any reader seeking clear, authoritative help with usage questions.

Fowler s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Fowler s Dictionary of Modern English Usage
Author : Jeremy Butterfield
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 928
Release : 2015-03-26
ISBN 10 : 9780191064944
ISBN 13 : 0191064947
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fowler s Dictionary of Modern English Usage Book Description:

Why literally shouldn't be taken literally. Why Americans think home in on something is a mistake and Brits think hone in is. Is it OK to spell OK okay? What's wrong with hence why? Was Alanis Morrisette ever ironic? Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage is the world-famous guide to English usage, loved and used by writers, editors, and anyone who values correct English since it first appeared in 1926. Fowler's gives comprehensive and practical advice on complex points of grammar, syntax, punctuation, style, and word choice. Now enlarged and completely revised to reflect English usage in the 21st century, it provides a crystal-clear, authoritative picture of the English we use, while illuminating scores of usage questions old and new. International in scope, it gives in-depth coverage of both British and American English usage issues, with reference also to the English of Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and South Africa. The thousands of authentic examples in the book vividly demonstra

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar
Author : Bas Aarts
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 464
Release : 2014-01-16
ISBN 10 : 9780191079009
ISBN 13 : 0191079006
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar Book Description:

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide to the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous example sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field. This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the example sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are also new entries on the most important English grammars published since the start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added. All in all, this Dictionary is an invaluable guide to English grammar for all students and teachers of the subject, as well as all those with an informed interest in the English language.

English Usage Guides

English Usage Guides
Author : Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2017-11-30
ISBN 10 : 9780198808206
ISBN 13 : 0198808208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English Usage Guides Book Description:

This volume explores both historical and current issues in English usage guides or style manuals. Guides of this sort have a long history: while Fowler's Modern English Usage (1926) is one of the best known, the first English usage guide was published in the UK in 1770, and the first in the US in 1847. Today, new titles come out nearly every year, while older works are revised and reissued. Remarkably, however, the kind of usage problems that have been addressed over the years are very much the same, and attitudes towards them are slow to change - but they do change. The chapters in this book look at how and why these guides are compiled, and by whom; what sort of advice they contain; how they differ from grammars and dictionaries; how attitudes to usage change; and why institutions such as the BBC need their own style guide. The volume will appeal not only to researchers and students in sociolinguistics, but also to general readers with an interest in questions of usage and prescriptivism, language professionals such as teachers and editors, and language policy makers.

Fowler s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Fowler s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage
Author : Jeremy Butterfield
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 688
Release : 2016-03-10
ISBN 10 : 9780191062308
ISBN 13 : 0191062308
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fowler s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage Book Description:

Fowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage is an invaluable reference work that offers the best advice on English usage. Known in previous editions as the 'Pocket Fowler', this third edition is a descendant of the original 1926 edition of A Dictionary of Modern English Usage by Henry Fowler. Based on the unrivalled evidence and research of the Oxford Languages Programme, the new edition answers your most frequently asked questions about language use. Should you use a split infinitive, or a preposition at the end of a sentence? Is it infer or imply? Who or whom? What are the main differences between British and American English? Over 4,000 entries offer clear recommendations on issues of grammar, pronunciation, spelling, confusable words, and written style. Real examples are drawn from OUP's vast database of classic and contemporary literary sources, newspapers and magazines, and the Internet. Jeremy Butterfield has judiciously revised the text to reflect the English usage practices and con

An Introduction to English Grammar

An Introduction to English Grammar
Author : Gerald Nelson
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 350
Release : 2018-03-29
ISBN 10 : 9781317518594
ISBN 13 : 1317518594
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to English Grammar Book Description:

An Introduction to English Grammar provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of English grammar. The first part of the book (‘The Grammar’) provides a step-by-step introduction to the key topics in English grammar. The second part (‘The Applications’) shows how a grasp of these topics can be helpful in resolving usage problems, in developing a clear writing style, and in mastering punctuation and spelling. A whole chapter, ‘English in Use’, is devoted to illustrating the grammatical features of a wide range of modern text types, including emails, Facebook pages, and ‘tweets’. It also looks at the special grammatical features of English in everyday conversation. Each chapter is followed by two sets of exercises. The first set can be used in self-study or in the classroom. The second set deals with more advanced topics, and can be used for classroom discussion or essay writing. This fourth edition has been fully revised and updated and includes: clearer descriptions and improved presentation new material on word structure and word formation new exercises, examples and extracts updated further reading Assuming no prior knowledge of English grammar, this book is ideal for beginning students on a one-semester course and provides everything a student needs on the theory and practice of English usage. A comprehensive Glossary of grammatical terms is included and a website provides invaluable additional exercises.

The Oxford English Grammar

The Oxford English Grammar
Author : Sidney Greenbaum
Publisher : Clarendon Press
Total Pages : 652
Release : 1996-01
ISBN 10 : 0198612508
ISBN 13 : 9780198612506
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford English Grammar Book Description:

Covers written and spoken British and American English and reviews grammar, usage, punctuation, and phonetics