"Better word power" a Oxford publication adds a knowledge to your english!

@oarnamav (2708)
India
April 21, 2007 3:36am CST
This books increases your confidence, and improves your command of english. As an example I am adding from page:67, about.. " -cide means killer or killings. So the following person or thing kills:-- bacteriacide--bacteria. deicide--a god fratricide--a brother or sister. genocide--a people or nation. germicide--germs. homicide--a human being. infanticide--an infant. insecticide--insects. matricide-- a mother. parricide--a near relative. patricide--a father. pesticide--pests. regicide--a king. sororicide--a sister. spermicide--spermatozoa. suicide--himself. tyrannicide--a tyrent. uxoricide--a wife. vermicide--worms This is just one example and so many day today hurdles like "advice is noun and advise is verb" add and correct you from making errors while writing english. I wish and suggest my fiends in mylot to have this book with them if they are interested to learn english, because it's really a good book to possess. I USE THIS BOOK FREQUENTLY. This book is published by Oxford University Press and the ISBN NO:19-860156-5. All the best from oarnamav.
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@asmurthy (2464)
• India
21 Apr 07
'Thirty Days to Better English (Signet)' I personally prefer Lewis' "Word Power" books, but I've noticed students do not stay with them--due to the length as well as piling on of information, especially etymological details. The present volume, on the other hand, represents an optimal compromise between comprehensiveness and depth. Lewis' progressive exercises help motivate the reader and provide a sense of accomplishment. Recommended for anyone who wishes to sharpen grammatical and vocabulary skills. Moreover, Lewis shows sufficient awareness of the differences between "prescriptive" and "descriptive" usage to be acceptable to traditionalist as well as modern grammarians.
@oarnamav (2708)
• India
22 Apr 07
I would be happy to see this book and going to buy it as soon as found in the market. Thanks for the addition and the response too.
@urbandekay (18314)
21 Apr 07
And genocide - family, tribe or race all the best urban
@urbandekay (18314)
22 Apr 07
For any student of the English language I recommend; The Oxford Dictionary, the definitive guide in such matters, Fowler's Modern English Usage and Brewster's a guide to Phrase and Fable. all the best urban