Even good writers sometimes find the right word elusive. Or is it illusive? The correct usage for more than 2,000 words that people commonly misuse is provided in this concise and accessible handbook that assures, insures, and ensures that anyone who wants to communicate accurately and effectively chooses the right word every time. Arranged alphabetically in pairs (or threes when appropriate), entries are carefully explained with a sentence that illustrates correct usage and cross-referenced to ensure that readers find, for example, boycott, even when they look up embargo first. Two dozen cartoons by Argentinian illustrator Santiago Cornejo (Corne) humorously clarify confusing distinctions between words and make this a fun reference for all word lovers to enjoy.
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Dave Dowling is also the author of The Dictionary of Worthless Words, Images of Steve Reeves, and Steve Reeves: His Legacy in Films. For many years, he worked as a technical writer, editor, and writing instructor in large industry. Years ago he also worked in radio, assisting in the production of the nationally syndicated shows American Country Countdown and American Top 40. He now lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.Review:
"A lively new reference." —Off the Page on WSKG Radio
"Deserves a spot on every home reference bookshelf." —Daily News
"If you want to ensure you don't use the wrong word, read this book." —Robert Harwell Fiske, author, The Dimwit's Dictionary
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