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1,101 Words2watch: A Wordsmith's Guide to Misused and Confusing Words
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David Coe Foreword by Trevor Sykes
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1,101 Words2watch: A Wordsmith's Guide to Misused and Confusing Words

David Coe Foreword by Trevor Sykes


David Coe Communications Pty Ltd

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From 'affect' and 'effect' through to 'yack' and 'yak', 1,101 Words2watch gives brief, everyday meanings in a clear, easy to use format. Flick through it and see how easy it is to use the right word every time. It will never leave your desk.

This is a dictionary of pairs from veteran business journalist David Coe. David spent decades working in leading newsrooms around the world, such as the Financial Review and The Times of London and in the cauldron of daily journalism, he developed a love for the precision and beauty of the English language as well as the discipline of a professional writer.

English can be a minefield of embarrassment for writers when the wrong word is used and this is a must-have for business writers, executives, analysts, journalists and academics, who will be able to quickly untangle many misused and confusing words.

You will discover:

- Everyday meanings of words mistaken for one another.

- Pairs of words so you can instantly spot the one you need.

- The difference between 'wanton' and 'wonton', and lots of other words that can trip up even accomplished writers.

- The real meanings of commonly misused words.

- The right word to use every time.

If it is important to say what you mean and mean what you say, you will love this book and use it often.

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By:   David Coe
Foreword by:   Foreword by Trevor Sykes
Imprint:   David Coe Communications Pty Ltd
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 4mm
Weight:   118g
ISBN:   9780987492340
ISBN 10:   0987492349
Pages:   80
Publication Date:   August 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

What an excellent guide! Well done David. I'll definitely give it to all of our journalists. - Alan Kohler, editor in chief, Business Spectator and Eureka Report. One of the most powerful tools we have in communication is the use of the right word in the right context in the right application. The tragedy of management is we pay so little attention to getting this right. The right word backed by enthusiasm, commitment and the authentic passion of a leader shakes the heart and rattles the brain. - Mark Cutifani, CEO, Anglogold-Ashanti. Every writer/communicator should have a copy of David's bible. Keep this next to the laptop and you're on the way to producing clean and clear copy. - Chris Pash, writer of Cliche of the Week. For those moments when a hastily written note might accidentally turn a new friend from a Boer to a bore (or even a boar or, worse, a boor), David Coe has created a neat aide memoire. - Michael Gill, former publisher of the Australian Financial Review. Thanks for your wordsmith (I love the broad possibilities of that word) guide, which is a handy and useful checklist. I was particularly glad to see 'accept' and 'except' in there as they are my two black beasts. - Robyn FitzRoy, chair, WealthPortal.

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