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Mind the gaffe

the Penguin guide to common errors in English

by R. L. Trask

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Published by Penguin Books in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Usage -- Dictionaries.,
  • English language -- Errors of usage -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-[302]).

    StatementR.L. Trask.
    GenreDictionaries.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1464 .T73 2001
    The Physical Object
    Pagination301, [1] p. ;
    Number of Pages301
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3599374M
    ISBN 100140292373
    LC Control Number2002327119

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