By T. J. Fitikides

Universal errors in English takes greater than 550 examples of normal mistakes (for instance, phrases which are frequently harassed, misused, or used with the inaccurate preposition) and provides an accurate model and rationalization that might support scholars steer clear of making a similar errors themselves. a useful ebook for college kids who're willing to get it correct each time.
* bargains right models and reasons for greater than 550 regular errors
* thoroughly up to date to mirror sleek English utilization.

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BAR SUGAR: see SUPERFINE SUGAR. BARTLETT PEAR is a large, juicy, yellow variety originated in Berkshire, England, in the seventeenth century by a schoolmaster named John Stair. Stair sold some of his pear tree cuttings to a horticulturist named Williams (which is the name it still goes by in the United Kingdom), who further developed the variety and renamed it after himself. The Bartlett pear was not developed by Enoch Bartlett (1779–1860) but promoted and distributed by him. The Bartlett pear is the pear of choice for canning because the pears are well suited for processing.

AU BLUE or AU BLEU is a French term referring to fish prepared immediately after it is killed, as a freshly killed fish is plunged into boiling water and poached until the skin of the fish has a bluish tinge. AU GRATIN is literally French for “with scrapings/by grating” and originally this term referred to dried or toasted bread that was scraped from the bottom of a pan and mixed with grated cheese. Now the term (also called GRATIN, GRATINÉ, or GRATINÉE) refers to a dish sprinkled with bread crumbs or grated cheese and browned.

Balsamic vinaigrette is an oil-based dressing made with balsamic vinegar. BAMBOO STEAMERS BALLOTTINE or BALLOTINE describes a French dish (a type of galantine) B BAMBOO SHOOTS are the young leaves and heart of edible species of bamboo (Phyllostachys or Dendrocalamus), eaten as a vegetable. The winter harvest is more tender and less fibrous. HINT Bamboo bought in brine in a container and then opened should be transferred to a glass or plastic container and covered with water; it can then be refrigerated for up to seven days.

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