Saying What You Mean by Robert Claiborne
A Commonsense Guide to American Usage

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From a community review on the "Good Reads" website: "A book with attitude and humor, Claiborne looks at selected words and grammatical "rules" and subjects them to scrutiny and criticism; saying a lot of them violate common sense and are archaic and no longer relevant. I've skimmed this from time to time with enjoyment. If anyone ever wants to argue about whether to split an infinitive, get this book out and show them Claiborne's take on the issue ..."

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Published June 1, 1986 by W W Norton & Co Inc. 269 pages
Genres: . Non-fiction