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    JiriLindovsky is offline Junior Member
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    Good evening.
    I am an upper-intermediate student of English(not advanced,want to be but I am not).
    Is this book worth buying?:
    Choose the Right Word: Second Edition [Paperback]

    S. I. Hayakawa (Author)

    Amazon.com: Choose the Right Word: Second Edition (9780062731319): S. I. Hayakawa: Books


    Do you own this book? How do you rate it? I like the format,but that's not all.

    Thanks in advance for any reply.

    Jiri Lindovsky


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    Quote Originally Posted by JiriLindovsky View Post
    Good evening.
    I am an upper-intermediate student of English(not advanced,want to be but I am not).
    Is this book worth buying?:
    Choose the Right Word: Second Edition [Paperback]

    S. I. Hayakawa (Author)
    Amazon.com: Choose the Right Word: Second Edition (9780062731319): S. I. Hayakawa: Books


    Do you own this book? How do you rate it? I like the format,but that's not all.

    Thanks in advance for any reply.

    Jiri Lindovsky

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Jiri Lindovsky,


    (1) Pardon me for not using a title with your last name, but I did not

    know whether "Jiri" is a male or female first name.

    (2) I am replying because you did ask for "any reply."

    (3) Hopefully, someone who has read the book will soon reply.

    (4) I have not read the book, but -- of course -- I remember

    that Professor Hayakawa became a United States senator from

    my home state of California.

    (5) I checked out the link, and I would suggest that you buy it.

    It seems to be a very useful aid in better understanding words.

    For example, if it helps you to better understand the difference

    between imply/infer, nauseated/nauseous, persuade/convince,

    bored/boring, etc., it will be well worth the money -- in my

    opinion.


    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    P.S. And the reviews were very positive!!!
    Last edited by TheParser; 30-Jan-2011 at 00:46.

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