NTC's Dictionary of Easily Confused Words

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Автор:Deborah Williams
Издателство:Naionam Textbook Company
Страници:193
Корици:меки
Година:1995
Броя:1
ISBN: Тегло (гр.): Формат: 150 / 215 Състояние: Мн. добро
NTC's Dictionary of Easily Confused Words / Deborah Williams

Contents
Introduction vii
Acknowledgments ix
Pronunciation Guide xi
Dictionary 1-193

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Introduction
English is generously endowed with several types of easily confused words. Some of these words are homophones (homo ‘same,’ phone ‘sound’)—words that are pronounced alike but are different in spelling, meaning, or both. Examples of common homophones include sail and sale; their, there, and they’re; and knight and night. Other easily confused words are troublesome because of the grammatical rules that govern their use. Unless one knows the rules that dictate which word should be used in a particular context, it is easy to misuse such pairs as can and may; among and between; and shall and will. Finally, some words are easily confused simply because they are easy to mix up. Such word pairs as infer and imply; disinterested and uninterested; and flounder and founder are often used incorrectly because they are similar in meaning and form yet have subtle differences in definition. ^

This book is an easy-to-use reference guide that will help the user understand confusing words and their usage and to then choose the correct spelling or meaning of a word for any given situation. The dictionary consists of word groups arranged alphabetically by the first word of each set. All sets of words are alphabetized internally as well. For example, aisle—I’ll—isle is the full entry preceding all—awl. Cross-referencing permits the user to locate every word quickly and easily. Each word is followed by a pronunciation key in brackets, a concise definition, and a sentence example demonstrating how the word is used in everyday English. Hence, this dictionary enables the reader not only to find sets of easily confused words, but also to discover how the words are pronounced, what they mean, and how to use them in the written or spoken language.

This dictionary is designed to help speakers and writers master the confusing words in the English language. It will also pique (or is it peak?) interest in learning more about these pesky problem words.


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A Practical and Complete Guide to Choosing the Right Word
NTC's Dictionary of Easily Confused Words is an easy-to-use reference guide that will help the user master confusing words and their usage. This volume focuses on the three major classes of confusing words:

• Homophones (words that are pronounced alike but are different in spelling, meaning, or both)—such as sail and sale; their, there, and they're; and gilt and guilt—are included.

• Many words that are troublesome because of the grammatical rules governing their use—such as can and may; shall and will; and among and between—are also included.

• Words that are similar in meaning and form yet have subtle differences in definition—such as infer and imply; disinterested and uninterested; and flounder and founder—are also included.

Each entry has a definition, a pronunciation guide, and an example sentence. NTC's Dictionary of Easily Confused Words is designed to help speakers and writers master the confusing words of the English language. It is an essential tool for learners of English as well as people who use the language in any l

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