An A-Z of Effective Vocabulary covers the meaning and usage of 1001 words that you really do need to know. Whether you need guidance for a letter, job application, essay, proposal, interview, or presentation, this book can help you choose the words you need to create the right effect. Each word is defined according to Oxford Dictionaries' latest research and includes sample sentences of real usage drawn from the Oxford English Corpus (the world's largest language databank). The book also gives examples of pitfalls to avoid, hints on similar words, and advice on how to express yourself persuasively. Learn the words that will help you to describe an event, discuss a topic, speak in an interview, evaluate a point of view and write clearly using this book which contains essential information for anyone wanting to achieve greater success in any written or spoken task. This book has been reissued in an attractive new cover to sit alongside the other titles in this mini-series: the Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation, the Oxford Guide to Plain English, the Oxford A-Z of English Usage, and the Oxford A-Z of Better Spelling.
Martin H. Manser has been a professional reference-book editor since 1980. He has worked on over 150 reference books with a contemporary appeal. His English-language reference titles include the Oxford Learner's Pocket Dictionary, the Penguin Wordmaster Dictionary, the Bloomsbury Good Word Guide, Chambers Thesaurus, the Macmillan Student's Dictionary, the Facts on File Visual Dictionary, and the Guinness Book of Words. He has more recently compiled and edited books on writing: the Penguin Writer's Manual, The Facts on File Guide to Style, The Facts on File Guide to Good Writing. He also leads courses at companies and organizations to help users of English write clear documents.
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK; 1001 WORDS YOU NEED TO KNOW AND USE; SUBJECT INDEX