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Examples: “I’m eager to hear the details of your trip.” “I have been anxious to learn about your travels ever since I heard about the airline strike.”
Examples: “This loose blouse looks comfortable.” “Loose (or loosen) your tie and relax!” Confusion occurs because the pronunciation differs from what’s expected: “lose” with one “o” is pronounced “looz,” whereas “loose” with two “o”s is pronounced “loos.”
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Barbara’s Word Trippers material should be in everyone’s back pocket. It is a quintessential reference for those words that can stump us with their appropriate use. I’m a bit of a word nut and I learned a few things. Highly recommended.
– Mary Shaefer
Hardly a day or week goes by that I don’t use Word Trippers. Barbara has made it easy to find the right word for the right content!
– Nancy Upchurch
Barbara McNichol has gathered all those tricky words, so easily confused—bring/take, then/than, lay/lie—to assist in using the correct word. Authors as well as teachers of English, creative writing, and journalism would do well to keep Word Trippers within reach of their computers at all times.
– Valerie Allen
You don’t want to embarrass yourself in print. But figuring out the differences can be time-consuming and sometimes confusing. You’ll find clear explanations for commonly confused word pairs. That makes it quick and easy to select the option that applies and then get back to the task at hand.
– Lynette Smith, editor, author
Word Trippers gives you an easy-to-search tripper-tracking source for selecting the perfect word when it matters most. A considerable work; this is a good collection with clear explanations.
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If you know someone who is a writer, or if you have loved ones going off to college, this would make a great gift for them. When they get stuck while writing, uncertain about the correct word (is it “affect” or “effect”?), they’’ll have the answer in their inbox or at their fingertips.
– Gary Ciesla
As a professional writer, I enjoy the twists of the English language, such as when to use peek or peak, and course or coarse. Like big rocks on a path, I trip over how to use ‘lay vs. lie’ and ‘compose vs. comprise.’ That’s when I peek at Barbara’s Word Trippers and get back on course.
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