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The Zero Tolerance
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New Foreword by Frank McCourt
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Gotham 240 pp. 1-592-40203-8 $11.00
WOE IS I
The Grammarphobe’s Guide to
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PATRICIA T. O’CONNER
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GRAMMAR SNOBS ARE
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A Guide to Language
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THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE
WILLIAM STRUNK JR.
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How Cliches, Weasel Words,
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Strangling Public Language
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Gotham 208 pp. 1-592-40140-6 $20.00
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The first college dictionary ever com-
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OF DIFFICULT WORDS
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