10 October 2007

Oxford A-Z of English Usage

Do you know the past tense of the verb to dive? Is it dived or dove? Don't worry - nor would most native English speakers. The same is true of the verb to dream. Is it dreamed or dreamt? That's even less of a worry - because both are correct. This guide offers straightforward, up-to-date guidance on questions of English usage, all affecting the language we choose. Common confusions such as uninterested and disinterested are explained, differences between British and American practice are highlighted, and it takes a realistic attitude towards famous examples such as splitting infinitives, ending a sentence with a preposition, and when it is correct to say you and me or you and I... Read more >>


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