Readers and writers of all levels will find the Oxford A-Z of English Usage essential. Based on Oxford's world-leading dictionary research programmes and contemporary language monitoring and giving examples of real usage, this book provides the essential information about usage and correct English that is needed on a day-to-day basis. Arranged in A-Z sequence, it contains over 600 entries on common issues of uncertainty and confusion (e.g. licence / license; learning difficulties / mental handicap; lest; less; and latter) . In addition, there are more than 20 special feature articles on specific topics such as hyphenation or the use of Latin plurals. With a two-colour page design, the Oxford A-Z of English Usage gives the reader quick and easy access to the answers, with clear and coherent explanations and illustrations. It will prove the first port of call for any reader seeking clear, authoritative help with usage questions. Both easy to use and comprehensive, it is an essential tool for writing at home, in the office, at school, and at college.