A book with real cache . . . or is it cachet??100 Words Almost Everyone Mixes Up or Mangles
presents words that people can’t keep straight, no matter how hard they try. It features helpful notes that provide guidance on tricky usage issues: the confusion betweenlend
, whetherfree rein
is spelled “rein” or “reign.” Each entry has a full definition and etymology, and most are accompanied by quotations from classic and contemporary authors that show how the words are used in context.
With updates to some of the definitions and etymologies based on revisions made to theAmerican Heritage Dictionary,a refreshed and diversified quotation program, and a brand-new cover design to match the updated series look, there’s no doubt this is the book people have been looking for; a book that readers willpour(pore?) over, a book that is bothmasterful(masterly?) and laudable (laudatory?).