100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses

Getting tangled up in vocabulary?
Using the wrong word?
Want more out of your communications?

The editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries have selected one hundred of the most commonly confused and misused words in the English language as the basis for the third title in the popular 100 Words series. This common-sense guide to some of the most troublesome bugbears, pet peeves, and faux pas of written and spoken English features advice from the renowned American Heritage® Usage Panel.

The information you need to tell right form wrong — or true errors from matters of taste — is explained in clear language with plenty of useful examples. Whether you're looking for authoritative guidance on proper usage or ammunition to counter a misguided critic, 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses is a handy resource for anyone who cares about our language.

Did the CEO flaunt the law or flout it?
When is it its, and when it is it's?
Is there a problem with saying NOO-kyu-ler?
Is it OK to be impacted by something?

The must-have resource to keep kids, and adults, at the top of their class is 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses. Anxiety about education and student performance are at the top of everyone's agenda — from politicians to parents — and this volume addresses those concerns seriously but with a playful approach. Knowing the subtle but important differences between words can make for more effective (not affective) and eloquent communication.

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