1001 Commonly Misspelled Words: What Your Spell Checker Won't Tell You
By Magnan, Robert and Santovec, Mary Lou

English can be a language full of spellings that look right but are dead wrong. Toss in those infuriating sound-alikes (they're/their/there, its/it's, except/accept), which computer spell checkers usually don't catch, and it's no wonder that 99% of us are often embarassed and undermined by unwitting typos.

If you have ever searched for a world in a dictionary and have not been able to find it or if you are at a loss about a word, good news: you've just picked up the book that promises to be the single most invaluable resource on your desk.

1001 Commonly Misspelled Words is organized phonetically, enabling readers to look up words without having to know how to spell them (look up, for example, illusive, and find the correct spelling: elusive) also packed with excellent memeory shortcuts ("there's a rat in separate"), 1001 Commonly Misspelled Words is a wonderfully painless solution to spelling maladies. Because when it comes down to it, the art of corret spelling is a crucial ingredient for getting ahead in today's knowledgeable - er, knowledgeable - world.

DOI: 10.1036/007135736X

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Author Biography

Robert Magnan earned his BA in English, has taught for over twelve years, and worked as a writer, editor and proofreader for nearly ten. He has written two books and edited more than 50.

May Lou Santovec earned her degreee in education before proceeding to a career as an editor. Past editing assignments include three higher education newsletters, and she currrently works as the editor of Building Diversity and Making More Changes: Editor's Choice. She has written for regional publications on a variety of topics, and co-authored 2500 Businesss Forms and Letters Software.

1001 Commonly Misspelled Words: What Your Spell Checker Won't Tell You
Author(s): Magnan, Robert and Santovec, Mary Lou
ISBN: 007135736X
DOI: 10.1036/007135736X

Format: paperback, 278 pages.
Pub date: 30 May 2000
Copyright: 2000
$12.95 US
Product Line: McGraw-Hill

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