Oxford A-Z of English Usage
Oxford A-Z of English usage – a quick and effective guide to correct English.
• All the essential information about usage and correct English that is needed on a day-to-day basis
• Entries on common issues of uncertainty and confusion in handy A-Z sequence
• More than 20 feature articles on specific subjects such as hyphenation or Latin plurals
• Based on Oxford’s world-leading dictionary research and contemporary language monitoring
Is it correct to pronounce “mischievous” as a three-syllable word (miss -chi-vuhss) or a four-syllable word (miss-chee -vi-uhss)?
Should we write “12 am” or “12 a.m.”?
If it is right to use “alumni” as the plural of “alumnus,” why is it wrong to use “octopi” as the plural of “octopus”?
What is the difference between “principle” and “principal”? Is it “just desserts” or “just deserts”?
If you don’t know the answer to these questions, then Oxford A-Z of English Usage is just what you are looking for, containing a gold mine of useful advice on a wide array of common writing and speaking problems.
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• Bug fixes