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.
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About the Author
Elster is a writer, broadcaster, and logophile—a lover of words. He is the
author and narrator of the audio vocabulary-building program Verbal Advantage
and the book by the same name. His other books include Tooth and Nail and Test of
Time, vocabulary-building novels for high school students preparing to take
the college entrance exams; There’s a
Word for It, a lighthearted look at unusual—and unusually useful—words; and
The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations,
among others. Charlie
was born in New York City in 1957 and earned his BA cum laude from Yale in
1981. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two daughters.