LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||31/OUT/2008 3:31 PM|
|Assunto:||(More) on the suffix -wise|
The American Heritage® Book of English Usage has this on the suffix -wise:
"You may save a few syllables by appending -wise to a noun, but you may thereby be injecting an unwanted note of informality into your writing. As an alternative, try paraphrases such as This has not been a good year with respect to sales and As far as taxes are concerned, it is an unattractive arrangement."
"Many people consider this usage awkward, however, and you may want to avoid it, especially in formal settings."
Still, bartleby.com says we should not use it indiscriminately. Should us ESL learners say, "To hell with bartleby, I'll use it just as freely"?
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