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The ABC of Style: A Guide to Plain English

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For your favorite curmudgeon, a delight for usage prescriptivists, or those who want to make fun of them. This is subtitled "A Word Diet for the Verbally Overweight". Selected at random from the middle of this volume, the author instructs the reader as to how they should or should not make use of instrumental, insufficient, insure, intensive, interlocutor, intervene, intimate, into, intrigue, intrinsic, and inundate ("it's shorter to say flood"-- true enough, Mr. Flesch). First printing stated, VG in a like jacket with a few small tears. Quite a solid copy. In protective mylar Hardcover, 1st Edition ISBN Harper and Row, New York 1964. 003758