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Usage and Abusage is a classic that has stood up well to the passage of time. But language does evolve over the years, and new problems (such as the use of . Usage and abusage: a guide to good English. Front Cover. Eric Partridge. H. Hamilton, – English language – pages. Usage and Abusage. A Guide to Good English An updated edition of a useful, entertaining guide to picking the right words (and avoiding the wrong ones).

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Usage and Abusage, A Guide to Good English by Eric Partridge

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