How to Tell Fate from Destiny: And Other Skillful Word Distinctions
ISBN: 1328884074
EAN13: 9781328884077
Language: English
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

How to Tell Fate from Destiny: And Other Skillful Word Distinctions

Book Overview
If you have trouble distinguishing the verbs imitate and emulate , the relative pronouns that and which , or the adjectives pliant, pliable, and supple , never fear-- How to Tell Fate from Destiny is here to help With more than 500 headwords, the book is replete with advice on how to differentiate commonly confused words and steer clear of verbal trouble. Can you distinguish between imitate and emulate , between that and which , or between pliant, pliable, and supple ? These days, people often turn to the internet for usage advice. But detailed, accurate, and readable explanations of the difference between pairs such as torturous and tortuous or prone and supine , and between families of synonyms such as rash , impulsive , impetuous , and temerarious , are not easy to find online or in most usage guides. How to Tell Fate from Destiny is here to help, using real-life quotes and engaging example sentences to help you differentiate easily confused words and steer clear of verbal trouble.