Offers guidance on specific aspects of written English. This book is an A-Z checklist of the mistakes that crop up in various aspects of written English. It gives guidance on usage difficulties, and includes several controversies, pitfalls and oddities of English. It is suitable for those who do any kind of writing.
Compiled by leading British lexicographers, this dictionary should prove useful at home and in the office. It offers comprehensive coverage of the English language and contains a variety of features, including usage notes and essays on the history of words such as "hypochondria" and "sideburns".
Intended for office use, this work not only explores every aspect of the English language, but also provides information on how to make your writing effective and influential in a business context. This work is part of the "Penguin Reference Library".
This dictionary covers standard English, scientific and technical vocabulary, specialist terms, slang, 21st century neologisms and English of earlier periods. It also includes specialised contributions from a variety of experts.
Committing information to memory is becoming a lost art. It's no longer taught at school (memorizing poetry or the dates of battles is very non-PC), and when we reach adulthood everyone uses personal organisers or CD-ROMs to store information. Does it matter? Yes, it certainly does.