McElvain Library Catalog
Garner, Bryan A.

The Oxford dictionary of American usage and style / Dictionary of American usage and style Bryan A. Garner. - New York : Oxford University Press, c2000.

xx, 360 p. ; 21 cm.

Garner, Bryan A. : " Dictionary of modern American usage. "..

"... an abridgment of my Dictionary of modern American usage, published in 1998"--Pref.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-360).

What is the singular of 'paparazzi'? Is 'graffiti' singular or plural? Should I say 'empathic' or 'empathetic'? What is the correct pronunciation of 'concierge'? In this book of crisp, precise and often witty pronouncements on modern American English, Bryan Garner decisively answers these and hundreds of other questions that bedevil those who care about the language. Garner draws on a host of evidence to support his judgements, citing thousands of examples - good, bad, and ugly - from sources such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek.

English language--Usage--United States--Dictionaries.

423.1 / Gar 2000

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