I have mentioned that I have a bad habit of buying and collecting books on grammar and usage. For me, a new or updated usage book is like the newest iGadget to many tech fans: I must have it. Yet, I had resisted buying the new version of my favorite usage guide, "Garner’s Modern American Usage." I have the 2003 version and an older edition that was heavily damaged in transit but still usable. I just didn’t want to shell out the bucks for the third edition, published last year.
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