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Bagels, Bumf, and Buses: A Day in the Life of the English Language

Simon Horobin · Oxford University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Where do our everyday words come from? The bagel you eat for breakfast, the bumf you have to wade through at the office, and the bus that takes you home again: we use these words without thinking about their origins or how their meanings have changed over time. Simon Horobin takes the reader...
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The Penguin Portuguese Phrasebook

Jill Norman · Penguin Books
Pages: 330
Format: Paperback

An indispensable, fully up-to-date phrasebook for travellers to both Portugal and Brazil, in a pocket-size format and beautiful cover design This newly revised and updated Portuguese Phrase Book contains a wealth of useful words and phrases for travellers in both Portugal and Brazil, with...
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25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way

Geraldine Woods · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A guide to the artistry that lifts a sentence from good to great.We all know the basic structure of a sentence: a subject/verb pair expressing a complete thought and ending with proper punctuation. But that classroom definition doesn't begin to describe the ways in which these elements...
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