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Hargraves, Orin

Overview
Works: 29 works in 183 publications in 1 language and 4,955 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Guidebooks  Terms and phrases  Humor  Life skills guides  Textbooks  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Orin Hargraves
Culture shock! a survival guide to customs and etiquette by Orin Hargraves( Book )

61 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide contains all the essential information to help you settle comfortably in this unique but often bewildering country. Insights into the people and their culture and traditions. Advise on adapting into the local environment
Morocco by Pat Seward( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn about the people and places of Morocco
Cultureshock! a survival guide to customs and etiquette by Orin Hargraves( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Culture Shock! Chicago is an insightful and thorough guide that will help you make Chicago your home. Discover the real Chicago beyond the usual tourist attractions and the gloss of promotional brochures and be acquainted with the reality of living and working in this exciting city. Find out what lies behind the Chicagoan facade and how to make friends in your new community. Chock-full of useful information to help you settle in, Culture Shock! Chicago covers a wide range of practical issues such as how to negotiate the grid and get around the city, how to find suitable accommodation and how to conduct business and manage your finances, among others. It also explores the many excellent recreational facilities in this vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Culture Shock! Chicago is the book you will need to make a success of living, working or studying in Chicago"--Back cover
Mighty fine words and smashing expressions : making sense of transatlantic English by Orin Hargraves( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mighty Fine Words and Smashing Expressions: Making Sense of Transatlantic English is a practical and engaging guide to sorting out the differences between American and British English. Written with a culturally neutral stance, this book catalogs the differences between the "two" languages. Not simply a collection of lists, the chapters of this book are arranged around important and familiar topics, including Education; the Government and the Law; Money, Business, and Work; Sickness and Health; Food, Clothing, and Shelter; Transport(ation); Sport(s) and Leisure; and What You Don't Say." "Entertaining and fun, Mighty Fine Words and Smashing Expressions contains comprehensive word and subject indexes, making it an invaluable resource for word-lovers, English teachers, media junkies, and travel(l)ers back and forth across the pond."--Jacket
Culture shock! a survival guide to customs and etiquette by Orin Hargraves( )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gids met informatie over cultuur, tradities, businessetiquette o.a. in Londen
Words to rhyme with : a rhyming dictionary : including a primer of prosody, a list of more than 80,000 words that rhyme, a glossary defining 9,000 of the more eccentric rhyming words, and a variety of exemplary verses, one of which does not rhyme at all by Willard R Espy( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive resource for poets and songwriters containing over eighty thousand words, both common and obscure, and is divided into single, double, and triple rhyme, with helpful information on poetic technique
It's been said before : a guide to the use and abuse of cliches by Orin Hargraves( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Careful writers and speakers agree that clichés are generally to be avoided. However, nearly all of us continue to use them. Why do they persist in our language? In It's Been Said Before, lexicographer Orin Hargraves examines the peculiar idea and power of the cliché. He helps readers understand why certain phrases became clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them. Indeed, clichés can be useful -- even powerful. And few people even agree on which expressions are clichés and which are not. Many regard any frequent idiom as a cliché, and a phrase regarded as a cliché in one context may be seen simply as an effective expression in another. Examples drawn from data about actual usage support Hargraves' identification of true clichés. They also illuminate his commentary on usage problems and helpful suggestions for eliminating clichés where they serve no useful purpose. Concise and lively, It's Been Said Before serves as a guide to the most overused phrases in the English language -- and to phrases that are used exactly as often as they should be"--
New words by Orin Hargraves( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hundreds of words and expressions enter American English every year. Many of these words wither and die before being written or spoken by more than a handful of people, but a respectable number survive." "As the language changes, expanding to make room for new words, including slang, words borrowed from other languages, acronyms, and jargon, Oxford lexicographers are there, taking notes and writing definitions. A perfect companion to any dictionary, this book has more than 2500 new words and definitions, presented with the precision and accuracy that readers expect from Oxford, the most trusted name in reference."--Jacket
Slang rules! : a practical guide for English learners by Orin Hargraves( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A learner's guide to American English slang and its usage when speaking and writing in informal contexts. Noted ESL and EFL teacher Orin Hargraves explains which rules of grammar change (and are sometimes ignored), which words and phrases may be considered inappropriate or offensive, and common ways American pronunciation changes when slang is used. Provides invaluable assistance in identifying slang and how Americans use it
Morocco : a Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette by Orin Hargraves( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big book of spelling tests by Orin Hargraves( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford essential dictionary of legal words( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morocco by Orin Hargraves( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words to rhyme with : a rhyming dictionary by Willard R Espy( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists more than 80,000 rhyming words, including single, double, and triple rhymes, and offers information on rhyme schemes, meter, and poetic forms. Including a primer of prosody, a list of more than 80,000 words that rhyme, a glossary defining 9,000 of the more eccentric rhyming words, and a variety of exemplary verses, one of which does not rhyme at all
Living and working in London by Orin Hargraves( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survival guide to customs and etiquette by Orin Hargraves( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series gives invaluable advice on adapting seamlessly into the local environment, insights into culture, etiquette and traditions, and essential survival tips and tricks. It also gives concise insights into history, language, cuisine and business practices
English pronunciation program by Paulette Dale( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Berlitz English Pronunciation Programme introduces the sounds, rhythms and intonation patterns of English, using familiar words and sentences. The audio CD features sounds in context. The accompanying guidebook includes pronunciation tips, spelling and useful vowel and consonant tables."--Container
English pronunciation program by Paulette Dale( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlitz English pronunciation programme by Jane Setter( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

London by Orin Hargraves( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Mighty fine words and smashing expressions : making sense of transatlantic English
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MoroccoCultureshock! a survival guide to customs and etiquetteMighty fine words and smashing expressions : making sense of transatlantic EnglishCulture shock! a survival guide to customs and etiquetteWords to rhyme with : a rhyming dictionary : including a primer of prosody, a list of more than 80,000 words that rhyme, a glossary defining 9,000 of the more eccentric rhyming words, and a variety of exemplary verses, one of which does not rhyme at allNew wordsSlang rules! : a practical guide for English learnersThe big book of spelling tests
Alternative Names
Orin Hargraves American lexicographer

Languages
English (174)