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This edition published in by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, . New York.

Written in English

608 pages

The Cambridge Guide to English Usage is an A-Z reference book, giving an up-to-date account of the debatable issues of English usage and written style. Its advice draws on a wealth of recent research and data from very large corpora of American and British English - illuminating their many divergences and also points of convergence on which international English can be based. The book comprises more than 4000 points of word meaning, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and larger issues of inclusive language, and effective writing and argument. It also provides guidance on grammatical terminology, and covers topics in electronic communication and the internet. The discussion notes the major dictionaries, grammars and usage books in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia, allowing readers to calibrate their own practices as required. CGEU is descriptive rather than prescriptive, but offers a principled basis for implementing progressive or more conservative decisions on usage.

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The Cambridge guide to English usage

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The Cambridge Guide to English Usage is an A-Z reference book, giving an up-to-date account of the debatable issues of English usage and written style. Its advice draws on a wealth of recent research and data from very large corpora of American and British English - illuminating their many divergences and also points of convergence on which international English can be based. The book comprises more than 4000 points of word meaning, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and larger issues of inclusive language, and effective writing and argument. It also provides guidance on grammatical terminology, and covers topics in electronic communication and the internet. The discussion notes the major dictionaries, grammars and usage books in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia, allowing readers to calibrate their own practices as required. CGEU is descriptive rather than prescriptive, but offers a principled basis for implementing progressive or more conservative decisions on usage.

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Library of Congress PE1464 .P47 2004
Dewey 423/.1

The Cambridge guide to English usage

This edition published in by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, . New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 604-608).

Genre
Dictionaries.
Other Titles
Guide to English usage, English usage

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
423/.1
Library of Congress
PE1464 .P47 2004

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 608 p. :
Number of pages
608

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3327536M
Internet Archive
cambridgeguideto00pete_0
ISBN 10
052162181X
LC Control Number
2004301888
OCLC/WorldCat
55971476
Library Thing
689842
Goodreads
2062924

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