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100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses & Misuses.

Many writers keep a list of words that they avoid for risk of misusing them; others should adopt such a list. This quick guide features 100 words that frequently trip us up. If someone says you look pretty is that a compliment or a complement? Is the United States comprised or composed of 50 states? Did the CEO flaunt the law or flout it? Are flying conditions adverse or averse? Entries for these words include sentences that use the word properly, an explanation of the word's correct context, and examples of errors. All entries also cover the word's pronunciation, grammatical use, connotations, and history and also give examples of usage and related words. HM, 2004, 120 p., paperback, $4.95.
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Title Annotation:Books: a selection of new and notable books of scientific interest
Author:Kleinedler, Steve
Publication:Science News
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Mar 5, 2005
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