All the essential information about usage and 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;
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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)? If it is right to use alumni as the plural of alumnus, why is it wrong to use octopi as the plural of octopus? Should we write 12 am or 12 a.m.? 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, if you need a quick and effective guide to correct English, 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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