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Do you know how to use these 100 words?
100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses is the perfect book for
anyone seeking clear and sensible guidance on avoiding common pitfalls of the
Each word is fully defined and accompanied by a concise, authoritative usage
note based on the renowned usage program of the American Heritage®
Dictionaries. Each note discusses why a particular usage has traditionally
been criticized and explains the rules and conventions that determine what’s
right, what’s wrong, and what falls in between. This edition has updated usage
notes that have been reanalyzed and rewritten to account for language trends
that have occurred since its initial publication in 2004.
Troublesome pairs such as affect / effect, blatant / flagrant, and
disinterested / uninterested are disentangled, as are vexing sound-alikes
such as discrete / discreet and principal / principle. Other notes tackle
such classic irritants as hopefully, impact, and aggravate, as well as
problematic words like peruse and presently.
100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses is guaranteed to help keep
writers and speakers on the up-and-up!
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