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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: OILS: Grammar
Written By: Michael Swan

Leading grammar expert Michael Swan answers questions such as, What is
grammar for? How does it relate to vocabulary? How does it change? How does
it differ across other languages? This accessible and readable introduction
uses very little technical jargon in offering a fresh, original look at the

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0194372413
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 144
Prices: U.S. $ 13.95