Odds ends of english usage

Odds ends of english usage

Odds   ends of english usage
... natives of trees This is a school of fish of people of words of horses of relations of ships of sheep of a country of cattle of savages of books 52 Past tense of regular verbs Regular verbs in English ... Pack of dogs, wolves Posse of policemen Race of people Range of mountains School of fish Sheaf of corn Staff of a company Swarm Team Train Tribe Wood of insects of sportmen of carriages of natives ... droning of a plane The flapping of wings The grinding of teeth The hissing of escaping steam The howling of the wind The humming of an engine The jingle of coins The knocking of knees The moaning of...
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The hutchinson pocket dictionary of english usage

The hutchinson pocket dictionary of english usage
... whether they are using a word in the correct meaning The guide aims to help you choose the right word or the most appropriate way of expressing yourself The entries cover the following areas of ... occasion occupy occurrence odorous offence officialese official or officious officious often older omelette omitted on behalf of one of one or you only on the part of on to or onto openness ophthalmic ... abbreviations acrylic Spelling: note the y active The form of a verb, where the subject of the sentence performs the action: Alan caught the dog (rather than The dog was caught by Alan) See also...
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Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_2 ppsx

Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_2 ppsx
... SILICONE SPAT and SPATE TEMBLOR and TREMBLER TESTAMENT and TESTIMONY THAN [and THEN] TORTUOUS and TORTUROUS WENCH and WINCH WHEREFORE and WHEREOF WITHER and WRITHE WREAK and WRECK WREST and WRESTLE ... [and FORTUNATE or FELICITOUS] FULSOME [and FULL] FUROR and FURY GANTLET and GAUNTLET HARDY and HEARTY HINDI and HINDU HISTORIC and HISTORICAL IMPLY and INFER INCIDENCE and INCIDENT LIGATION and ... PROPHECY and PROPHESY REBUT and REFUTE REMUNERATION and RENUMERATION RESPECTABLE and RESPECTFUL REVOLT and REVOLUTION RUIN and RUINS SCALD and SCOLD 77 SET and SIT SHIMMER and SHIMMY SILICON and SILICONE...
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Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_3 pps

Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_3 pps
... pronoun instead of a noun: friends of mine and a dress of hers Nobody is likely to say “friends of me” or “a dress of her.” In writing, (1) an opinion of the doctor and (2) an opinion of the doctor’s ... ET CETERA And the rest ET AL And the rest In Latin et means and and cetera means the rest As adapted to English, the phrase et cetera is the equivalent of and so on or and so forth Often it is ... single member of a particular group, which can comprise people, things, or animals Often of follows, as in “every one of our 1,500” and “each and every one of our clients.” The of and its object...
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Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_5 potx

Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_5 potx
... singularity of kind of goes for class of, sort of, and type of See TYPE See also THEM and THOSE Improperly used with A or AN Another source of criticism is the intrusion of a or an in “That kind of a ... CHECK-OUT EVERY DAY and EVERYDAY EVERY ONE and EVERYONE HOLD INTO, LAY OFF and LAYOFF LOT NEVER MIND ON, (end) PICK UP and PICKUP ROUND UP and ROUNDUP RUN AWAY and RUNAWAY SET UP and SETUP JOKE, ... Multitude.” The Oxford English Dictionary says of the amalgam of kind of and plural: “This is still common colloquially, though considered grammatically incorrect.” The Random House Dictionary, pointing...
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Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_6 pps

Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_6 pps
... EVERY ONE and EVERYONE; Pronouns, 2C ONE IN EVERY See ONE OF, ONE OF ONE OF EVERY, ONE OUT OF, etc ONE OF THE, IF NOT THE, etc ONE OF THE WHO etc ONE OF EVERY, ONE OUT OF, etc “One of every ... should have been at 271 “Off of is a substandard phrase Of is superfluous; its sense is included in off The of intrudes often in conversations and at times in broadcasting and print A reporter ... men of science and a news service) Better: invasions of exotic species / discharger of selenium / package of aid 257 winning her concession on a point of English usage In popular use, “No way” often...
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Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_7 docx

Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_7 docx
... Belgium”); and (c) introduces that dependent clause, serving as the subject of its verb (lives or comes) (See THAT and WHICH; WHO, THAT, and WHICH.) PROOF and EVIDENCE See EVIDENCE and PROOF PROOF OF ... raising the price of coal or of jeopardizing new trade.” Omit the second of; no preposition belongs there at all 303 See also ADVOCATE; FREE, 1; OFF and “OFF OF ; ON, 2; WHENCE and “FROM WHENCE”; ... plural and singular matters are these: BACTERIA and BACTERIUM; COHORT; CRITERIA and CRITERION; DATA; EMERITUS; GRAFFITI and GRAFFITO; HEADQUARTERS; KUDOS; MEDIA and MEDIUM; MEMORANDA and MEMORANDUM;...
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Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_8 docx

Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_8 docx
... judgment of his peers or by the law of the land For the sake of God, and for the bettering of our realm, and for the more ready healing of the discord which has arisen between us and our ... FORWARD and BACK (time); GO OFF and GO ON; GREAT; SCAN • Pairs with opposite meanings See Confusing pairs (energize and enervate, hyper- and hypo-, and sanction and sanctions); DISINGENUOUS and INGENUOUS; ... inhabitants of other U.S island possessions American Indians used to be commonly considered the red race, although of brown skin, not red In summary, styles in racial designation come and go, and few of...
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Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_9 doc

Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_9 doc
... aid and comfort and full faith and credit Other common legal twins include aid and abet, cease and desist, free and clear, save and except, sole and exclusive, terms and conditions, and true and ... furious, fear and trembling, first and foremost, free and easy, hale and hearty, hem and haw, hook or crook, hue and cry, kith and kin, leaps and bounds, lo and behold, might and main, nerve and fiber, ... stretches of human history.” May one also protest the lowering of standards of English usage and all that fuzziness? THAT and WHICH The difference Indiscriminate WHICH; mix-up of THAT and WHICH...
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Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_10 ppt

Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_10 ppt
... Webster’s Dictionary of Usage and Style, New York: Avenel Books, copyright 1964, 1982 ed ———, American Usage: The Consensus, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1970 ———, American Usage and Style: ... Taboos, Bugbears and Outmoded Rules of English Usage, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1971 ———, Dos, Don’ts & Maybes of English Usage, New York: Times Books, 1977 Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th ... Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar, Sylvia Chalker and Edmund Weiner, Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1994 The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang, John Ayto and John Simpson, Oxford and New...
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The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_3 pptx

The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_3 pptx
... with the intention of giving up residence there Often it is followed by from and the name of the old country The Treskunoffs emigrated from Russia ten years ago.” The act or 113 practice of emigrating ... television, The level of facticity has dropped on the part of both of the candidates,” was she using a recognized word? The noun facticity is defined in The Oxford English Dictionary as The quality ... story in another paper: He was the 14th homicide of the year in the crack-ridden 34th precinct “He was the 14th homicide victim of the year ” or “His killing was the 14th homicide of the year...
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The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_4 potx

The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_4 potx
... miles and a mile and a half A mixture of word and figure, “one and 1/2,” is not standard Either half of the land or one-half of the land (population, weight, etc.) is correct, although the latter ... Weather, the condition of the atmosphere Whether, in either event; either; if See also the following entries: AFFECT and EFFECT ALL TOGETHER and ALTOGETHER (etc.) BLOC and BLOCK BORE, BORNE, and ... punishment of thieves and then of soldiers It consisted of two rows of men facing one another and holding such objects as sticks and knotted cords The offender was stripped to the waist and forced...
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The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_5 ppsx

The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_5 ppsx
... in order of size In the set of three just above, the median is 36 (When the number of items is even, the median is the mean of the two figures in the middle.) Technically, the mean and the median ... said about the singularity of kind of goes for class of, sort of, and type of See TYPE See also THEM and THOSE Improperly used with A or AN Another source of criticism is the intrusion of a or an ... being the deepest shade, is considered the more reliable lay off and layoff Change “latter” to last and “more” to most With number Use of the latter implies the existence of the former, in the...
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The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_6 ppsx

The Penguin Dictionary of American English Usage and Style_6 ppsx
... have is the length of one and the weight of the other, and how can these be compared? In the following example, from a press article, the problem may lie in the writing, rather than in the data ... to the United Nations’ wishes, leaving the Americans “little choice but to blow them out of the sky” (a non sequitur) “Little choice”? The Americans had the choice of not blowing them out of the ... repetitious themselves ONE OF THE WHO etc The question here is whether singular 276 one out of or plural words go with phrases like one of the, one of a, one of those, and one of six (or another...
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