English Words and Phrases Frequently Confused and Misused

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Stephen Lau is a writer and researcher with books, websites, and blogs on natural health and healing, wisdom and mind power, super baby and teaching children to read, among others.

He has published books on effective writing, American idioms, English slang and colloquial expressions, for ESL learners.

In addition, he has published several books on the ancient Tao wisdom from China, based on the immortal classic "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu, the ancient sage born some 2600 years ago. These books include: "The Wisdom of Letting Go", "TAO: The Way to Biblical Wisdom", "No Ego No Stress", "Be A Better And Happier You With Tao Wisdom", "The Book of Life and Living", and "As If Everything Is A Miracle."

Stephen Lau has also published a book based on how he cured himself of his autoimmune disease more than two decades ago: "My Myasthenia Gravis."

Stephen Lau was born in Hong Kong. He received his education from the University of Hong Kong, the SEMEO Language Center, Singapore, and the the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Now he is living in the United States.

For more information, go to his website:

English Words and Phrases Frequently Confused and Misused

Authored by Mr Stephen Lau
Edition: 1

Words are neither effective nor ineffective; they just impart different meanings to the sentences in which they are used. It is the writer's effective use of words and phrases that makes sentences effective or ineffective.

The English language is made up of nearly a million words and phrases. A writer, especially one whose English is not his or her first language, may face two major problems in writing: not knowing "enough" words; and not knowing how to choose the "right" words.

Writing is made up of words. Effective writing requires having a good stock of vocabulary, as well as selecting the most suitable words and phrases to express the intended ideas.

There are many English words and phrases that are frequently confused and misused by ESL learners. This book provides hundreds of those words and phrases with examples to show how they should be used correctly.

Publication Date:
1500935050 / 9781500935054
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Language Arts & Disciplines / General

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