Webster's New World Compact Desk Dictionary and Style Guide

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9780028621555: Webster's New World Compact Desk Dictionary and Style Guide

This indispensable desk dictionary is ideal for office or home. Webster's New World Compact Desk Dictionary and Style combines a concise and compact dictionary with an expert guide to grammar, usage, and punctuation, to help users put their best foot forward when communicating. The dictionary contains more than 58,000 up-to-date entries, with clear, concise definitions that give the precise information busy people need. Based on Webster's New World College Dictionary, Third Edition, it carries the full authority of that respected and trusted reference. The style guide offers clear advice on the rules of written and spoken English, helping users communicate professionally and effectively. It, too, is concise and practical, organized so information is easy to find and use, with numerous helpful examples. More than a dozen useful reference tables complete this unique desk dictionary, and make it a superb value.

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WEBSTER'S NEW WORLDTM COMPACT DESK DICTIONARY AND STYLE GUIDE

Effective writing is fundamental to success in school, business, and personal communication.

E-mail alone has dramatically increased our reliance on written communication, demanding renewed attention to the basics of word usage and writing style.

This dictionary and style guide is an essential resource for communication in the 21st century. It provides everything you expect from the premier dictionary of American English, in concise form — exact definitions of over 58,000 words; examples of word usage; correct spelling and word division; help with pronunciation (when verbal communication is needed); and background information on word origins, to help you identify and understand related words.

It also provides expert guidance on the essentials of grammar, punctuation, and writing style, so that your written communication shows you at your best. Rules are presented clearly and simply. Information is organized for quick and easy reference. Practical examples reinforce explanations. And special attention is given to common problem areas.

In addition, you will find other, frequently needed information. Numerous tables and charts give quick access to encyclopedic data, such as conversions for weights and measures, U.S. states, and other geographical information.

Here is the information and guidance you need to be an expert communicator, presented in the clear, readable form that is most useful.

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The Complete Resource for Effective Communication

Use words with precision
Clear concise definitions helps you say exactly what you mean. More than 58,000 entries cover the practical language you need every day. Based on the prestigious Webster's New World College Dictionary, this compact desk edition is up-to-date, authoritative, and easy to use.

Write clearly and persuasively
Succinct explanations of grammar and punctution help you avoid common errors. Expert advice on word usage adds polish to your writing. The clear, readable style guide includes numerous examples of the "do's and don'ts" of effective writing.

Get the information you need.
Helpful tables give quick access to frequently needed facts, from capitals of the states to measurement conversions. Tables are grouped together so that information is easy to find.

The dictionary you know and trust plus a complete, concise style guide and more

  • Widely used scientific, technical, professional, and business terms
  • Frequently used foreign words and phrases
  • Common abbreviations
  • Guide to pronunciation
  • Concise word origins
  • Basic rules of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization
  • Proper expression of numbers
  • Spelling and hyphenation of compound words
  • Guide to proper use of frequently misused words and phrases
  • Handy reference tables.

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