Can you find all the accidents of style in the following sentence? Hint: There are six. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public. Elster "So much detail goes unnoticed in the world.
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Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. OK Follow to get new release updates and improved recommendations About Charles Harrington Elster Charles Harrington Elster is a writer, broadcaster, and logophile -- a lover of words. He has so far published twelve books and numerous articles about the English language, all intended for a general audience no textbooks or scholarly tomes.
His latest book is "How to Tell Fate from Destiny and Other Skillful Word Distinctions" October , a combination of a thesaurus and a usage manual designed to help readers choose properly among commonly confused words.
It is also available as an audiobook from HighBridge narrated by Charlie. He is also the author of the popular vocabulary-building program "Verbal Advantage" and its even more comprehensive companion program, "Word Workout," which is available both in print and in audio, narrated by Charlie.
Charlie has also been talking about language on the radio since For five and a half years he cohosted a weekly public radio talk show on language called "A Way with Words. Charlie was born in New York City in and earned his B.
He lives in San Diego.
Charles Harrington Elster
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