Good Word Guide, Fifth edition by Martin H. Manser

By Martin H. Manser

As new phrases flood into conversations, shows, e mail correspondence and internet sites, ever extra questions are generated as to tips on how to communicate and write safely. This absolutely up-to-date variation of the bestselling stable note consultant deals details and recommendation on punctuation, pronunciation, spelling and grammar, and gives fast solutions to daily language difficulties.

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When the construction is followed by an infinitive with , however, is preferred: . When the construction is followed by a comparative adjective or adverb, the second is sometimes omitted in informal contexts but is retained by careful users in formal contexts: . . The use of the construction when alone is required, in the sense of `though', is widely [not disliked in British English: . ], . The dialectal use of in place of or should be avoided in formal contexts: . [not ] [not ] .. so . . as means `wake' or `stir': Their curiosity was aroused.

Ing, is meaningless unless the nature of the . award is specified: an award-winning an award-winning writer. It is therefore best avoided or replaced with a more precise synonym, such as or . design ◆ sibility. see in figurative contexts. I woke up in the middle of the night the baby up excellent re- markable aware The use of the adjective aware before the noun it qualifies, in the sense . of `knowledgeable' or `alert', is disliked by . miration or dread': and The verb than , is oftenfollowed by : .

Means an authoritarian regime that were adopted by the early settlers from itarian policy the Aboriginal languages: authoritative article . `having an authoritarian . an author- an authoritative voice an an authoritative source. ◆ The word , which is also used as a noun, usually has derogatory connotations, tralian words which were coined in the whereas is generally used in a comcontext of the early days of European plimentary manner. . settlement: . is often misspelt, the most fre. . quent error being the omission of the third or ◆ Although the speech of many Australians is not fourth syllable.

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