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Unformatted text preview: C o n f u s i n g Wo rd s C o r re c t l y 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. compliment all together adopt continual Every one P ra c t i c e 2 : R e m e m b e r i n g N o t t o A bu s e Wo rd s 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. hopefully really real supposed as L E S S O N 29 words about words The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you cannot understand them. ANATOLE FRANCE (1844–1924) FRENCH AUTHOR AND NOVELIST In this lesson, you’ll focus on some interesting words about words. There are many, and they can help you become more precise, and more powerful, as a speaker and writer. AS YOU’VE BECOME aware while reading this book, every profession and subject has words that are unique to it. You now know that philologists study languages, and etymology is the study of the how words developed over time. There’s even a special name for the study of spelling—it’s called orthography— and onomatologists study names. So it should come as no surprise that words themselves are a subject area. The combined l...
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