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A dictionary of contemporary American usage

Evans, Bergen

A dictionary of contemporary American usage

by Evans, Bergen

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Americanisms -- Dictionaries,
    • English language -- Usage -- Dictionaries,
    • English language -- United States -- Usage -- Dictionaries

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesContemporary American usage.
      Statementby Bergen Evans and Cornelia Evans.
      ContributionsEvans, Cornelia, joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPE2835 .E84
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 567 p.
      Number of Pages567
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6220586M
      LC Control Number57005379

      I'll show you what you can learn from Garner's Modern American Usage. That's something that you can't find in a dictionary, but you can find in a usage guide. My usage guide sits on my desk and gives me friendly guidance - telling me why I should or shouldn't use a word or phrase, or how widely accepted that word or phrase is right now. contemporary definition: 1. existing or happening now: 2. belonging to the same or a stated period in the past: 3. someone. Learn more.

      A dictionary of contemporary American usage ;的话题 (全部 条) 什么是话题 无论是一部作品、一个人,还是一件事,都往往可以衍生出许多不同的话题。Author: Bergen Evans.   The result is a book less doctrinaire than the edition, better written, and, at pages, considerably shorter, even though it includes new words. Those who want a well-reasoned affirmation of traditional grammar and usage will be well served by the new edition.

      The largest and most trusted free online dictionary for learners of British and American English with definitions, pictures, example sentences, synonyms, antonyms, word origins, audio pronunciation, and more. Look up the meanings of words, abbreviations, phrases, and idioms in our free English Dictionary. The phrase The American Dream is so commonplace today as to have become clichéd. It is often used in book titles, news articles, politics, and popular culture to loosely refer to the core American ideals. In contemporary usage, the phrase is often used ironically in reference to systemic economic inequality that makes The American Dream unattainable for some Americans, especially immigrant.


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"A Dictionary of Modern American Usage" treats all these topics and more: basic grammar, as well as advanced nuances; word preferences and shades of meaning /5. The Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) is the only large, genre-balanced corpus of American is probably the most widely-used corpus of English, and it is related to many other corpora of English that we have created, which offer unparalleled insight into variation in English.

The corpus contains more than one billion words of text (20 million words each year The American heritage guide to contemporary usage and style, p. ISBN ISBN 1.

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Contemporary definition: Contemporary things are modern and relate to the present time. | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. mid 17th cent.: from medieval Latin contemporarius, from con- ‘together with’ + tempus, tempor- ‘time’ (on the pattern of Latin contemporaneus and late Latin contemporalis).

See contemporary in the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary See contemporary in the Oxford Learner's Dictionary of Academic English.

Check pronunciation: contemporary. For the first time, the editors of the acclaimed American Heritage(R) Dictionary have applied their efforts to word usage as its own subject.

The result is this practical guide that includes chapters on grammar, style, diction, gender, social groups, pronunciation, word formation, science terms, and 3/5(1). Here is a usage guide that, whether you're a language connoisseur or just a dabbler, you can savor in a leisurely way, a few paragraphs at a time.

No one can browse through the book without sharing the author's spirited awareness of how words work and his relish 5/5(1).

Contemporary definition is - marked by characteristics of the present period: modern, current. How to use contemporary in a sentence. Did You Know. Synonym Discussion of contemporary.

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Book Description. A Frequency Dictionary of Contemporary American English is an invaluable tool for all learners of American English, providing a list of the 5, most frequently used words in the language. The dictionary is based on data from a million word corpus – evenly balanced between spoken English (unscripted conversation from radio and TV shows); fiction (books, short stories.

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This nearly 1,page book by esteemed wordsmith Bryan A. Garner, first published in and already in its third edition, is. Garner's Modern English Usage (GMEU), written by Bryan A.

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Garner. Since contemporary can mean either `of the present period' or `of the same period', it is best to avoid it where ambiguity might arise, as in a production of Othello in contemporary dress.A synonym such as modern or present-day would clarify if the sense `of the present period' were being used, while a specific term, such as Elizabethan, would be appropriate if the sense `of the same period.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (), by Henry Watson Fowler (–), is a style guide to British English usage, pronunciation, and ng topics such as plurals and literary technique, distinctions among like words (homonyms and synonyms), and the use of foreign terms, the dictionary became the standard for other style guides to writing in : H.

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Dictionary of Contemporary .