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Charles Harrington Elster

Biography

Charles Harrington Elster

Charles Harrington Elster is a nationally recognized expert on the English language. He is the pronunciation editor of BLACK'S LAW DICTIONARY and a consultant for GARNER'S MODERN ENGLISH USAGE. His articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and other publications, and he has published eleven books on the English language for a general audience.

Charles Harrington Elster

Books by Charles Harrington Elster

by Charles Harrington Elster - Language Arts, Linguistics, Nonfiction, Reference, Writing, Young Adult 13+

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. Whether you’re a boomer, a Gen-Xer or a millennial, if you peruse, browse or even skim these spindrift pages you will (not shall) become versed in the fine art of differentiation.