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Published by Harper & brothers in New York, London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • English language -- Errors of usage.,
  • English language -- Dictionaries.,
  • English language -- Grammar.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Eric Partridge.
ContributionsGreet, William Cabell, 1901-1972.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, [2], 369 p.
Number of Pages369
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17637830M

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