The Right Word
Making Sense Of The Words That Confuse
Paperback, Ed: 01, 2012, 9781921966040
AUD $22.72 ex, AUD $24.99 inc
Out of stock at: 18 May 2013 18:00
‘Affect’ or ‘effect’? ‘Right’, ‘write’ or ‘rite’? ‘Soul’ or ‘sole’? ‘Pawn’ or ‘porn’? English can certainly be a confusing language, whether you’re a native speaker or learning it as a second language. Divided into three sections, The Right Word first examines homophones, those tricky words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Entries are organised alphabetically, with meanings and examples (including colloquial ones) being given to facilitate correct use. The book then looks at words that often confuse – childish vs childlike, incredible vs incredulous, for example—before providing a list of commonly misspelled words.
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