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English Synonyms and Antonyms

With Notes on the Correct Use of Prepositions

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Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 189,702 / 779 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.1
LoC Category: PE
Downloads: 76,480
Added to site: 2009.05.21
mnybks.net#: 24221
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Language

A Practical and Invaluable Guide to Clear and Precise Diction for Writers, Speakers, Students, Business and Professional Men.

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is one of the most common of errors, and one of the most difficult to avoid, while their right use gives to style cohesion, firmness, and compactness, and is an important aid to perspicuity. To the text of the synonyms is appended a set of Questions and Examples to adapt the work for use as a text-book. Aside from the purposes of the class-room, this portion will be found of value to the individual student. Excepting those who have made a thorough study of language most persons will discover with surprise how difficult it is to answer any set of the Questions or to fill the blanks in the Examples without referring to the synonym treatment in Part I., or to a dictionary, and how rarely they can give any intelligent reason for preference even among familiar words. There are few who can study such a work without finding occasion to correct some errors into which they have unconsciously fallen, and without coming to a new delight in the use of language from a fuller knowledge of its resources and a clearer sense

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