Garner's Modern American Usage

Garner's Modern American Usage

Bryan A. Garner


due to the fact first showing in 1998, Garner's glossy American Usage has verified itself because the preeminent consultant to the powerful use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on problematical phrases and words, this booklet authoritatively indicates the best way to steer clear of the numerous pitfalls that look forward to unwary writers and audio system no matter if the problems relate to grammar, punctuation, be aware selection, or pronunciation.

Now within the 3rd version, readers will locate the "Garner's Language-Change Index," which registers the place each one disputed utilization in smooth English falls on a five-stage continuum from nonacceptability (to the language neighborhood as an entire) to acceptability, giving the booklet a constant commonplace all through. Garner's sleek American utilization, 3e is the 1st utilization consultant ever to include this kind of language-change index, and the judgments are established either on Garner's personal unique learn in linguistic corpora and on his research of enormous quantities of past reviews. one other first during this variation is the panel of severe readers: 120-plus commentators who've helped Garner reconsider and replace the textual content, in order that each web page has been stronger.

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Garner's Modern American Usage