Usage and Abusage has ratings and 9 reviews. Krystal said: This is my favourite book to refer to when musing over the slow death of the English langu. 5 Aug Usage and Abusage by Eric Partridge. Usage and Abusage takes a long, hard look at the use – and constant misuse – of English. Usage and Abusage is a classic that has stood up well to the passage of time. In this new edition, Janet Whitcut has revised Partridge’s popular reference.
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Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English
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