The first edition of this book was published in and became a classic reference on the use of the English language. Whitcut has updated this edition for the s but left much of Partridge's Eric Partridge. Usage and Abusage is a classic that has stood up well to the passage of time.
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Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Description Usage and Abusage takes a long, hard look at the use - and constant misuse - of English.
Declaring war on bad grammar, woolliness of expression and poor choice of vocabulary, this essential guide sets out both to highlight problems and pitfalls and to offer constructive advice on the proper use of English. He served in the Australian infantry during WWI, during which time he developed an interest in military slang. In , he wrote The Dictionary of RAF Slang after working for the air force, and wrote a total of over forty books about the English language over the course of his lifetime.
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Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English
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Usage and Abusage : A Guide to Good English
Usage and Abusage