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My Grammar And I Or Should That Be Me

Author : J.A. Wines
ISBN : 9781606522707
Genre : Reference
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Sharpen your language skills and navigate your way around grammatical minefields with this entertaining and practical guide. For anyone who has ever been stumped by dangling modifiers and split infinitives, or for those who have no idea what these things even are, My Grammar and I...Or Should That Be Me? offers practical and humorous guidance on how to avoid falling into language pitfalls. Here are all the right tools to help you gain confidence as a speaker and writer, highlighting the most common language errors, such as wrongly used prepositions, misplaced modifiers, and confusing participles. This refreshing refresher course covers: ? Spelling and Confusables-There are times when the spelling rule "i before e except after c" does not apply ? Parts of Speech-Is it "its" or "it's"? "Whose" or "who's"? ? Sentence Structure-Let us ponder the subject, or object, of "I" and "me" ? Punctuation-So where does a comma go? ? Elements of Style-There is more to grammar than knowing the difference between a subordinate object and a nonrestrictive apostrophe And, for those grammar know-it-alls, there are entertaining "Smart Aleck" trivia, anecdotes, witticisms, and more. Clever and informative, this is the ideal gift for all English-language sticklers.

My Grammar And I Or Should That Be Me

Author : Caroline Taggart
ISBN : 9781843176268
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A runaway hit and Sunday Times bestseller, My Grammar and I has continued to grow in popularity, becoming the go-to guide for grammar. My Grammar and I offers amusing examples of awful grammar, while steering you in the direction of grammatical greatness. Taking you on a tour of the English language through the minefield of rules and conditions that can catch you out, from dangling modifiers to split infinitives, it highlights the common pitfalls that every English language user faces on a day to day basis. Refreshing everything you should have learnt at school and more, My Grammar and I is informative yet entertaining - an ideal buy for any English language enthusiast.

Grammar Secrets Collins Little Books

Author : Caroline Taggart
ISBN : 9780007591312
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Let’s admit it, we all struggle with Grammar. There, they’re or their? Who’s or whose? Me or I? Fewer or less? Inside this little book one of Britain’s top Grammar Gurus reveals all you need to know about Grammar but were afraid to ask.

A Grammar Book For You And I Oops Me

Author : C. Edward Good
ISBN : 1892123231
Genre : Business & Economics
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Correct English usage as it's never been taught before: lucidly, memorably, and humorously -- for all ages.

Between You Me Confessions Of A Comma Queen

Author : Mary Norris
ISBN : 9780393246605
Genre : Reference
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“Hilarious. . . . This book charmed my socks off.” —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book Review Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Between You & Me features Norris's laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage—comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language—and her clear explanations of how to handle them. Down-to-earth and always open-minded, she draws on examples from Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, and the Lord's Prayer, as well as from The Honeymooners, The Simpsons, David Foster Wallace, and Gillian Flynn. She takes us to see a copy of Noah Webster's groundbreaking Blue-Back Speller, on a quest to find out who put the hyphen in Moby-Dick, on a pilgrimage to the world's only pencil-sharpener museum, and inside the hallowed halls of The New Yorker and her work with such celebrated writers as Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders. Readers—and writers—will find in Norris neither a scold nor a softie but a wise and witty new friend in love with language and alive to the glories of its use in America, even in the age of autocorrect and spell-check. As Norris writes, "The dictionary is a wonderful thing, but you can't let it push you around."

I Before E Except After C

Author : Parkinson Judy
ISBN : 9781606522646
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Here is an amusing collection of ingenious mnemonics devised to help us learn and understand hundreds of important fact as children and can continue to resonate with us as adults. Featuring all the mnemonics you?ll ever need to know, this fun little book will bring back all the simple, easy-to-remember rhymes from your childhood?once learned, fix the information in the brain forever?such as learning to count by reciting ?One, Two, buckle my shoe, Three, Four, knock at the door.? Packed with clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious?and sometimes hilarious?sayings that can be used to solve a problem or cap an argument. Take a trip back to the classroom, and rediscover the assortment of practical memory aids covering a range of different subjects, including spelling, time, mathematics, history, general trivia, and much more. The information is organized in short snippets by category such as: * Geographically Speaking: Remember North East South West by reciting Never Eat Slimy Worms or Naughty Elephants Squirt Water. * Time and the Calendar: ?Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November; All the rest have 31 excepting February alone; And that has 28 days clear; With 29 in each leap year? * Think of a Number: Know the Roman numerals by remembering ?I Value Xylophones Like Cows Dig Milk? * World History: ?In fourteen hundred, ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, And found this land, land of the Free, beloved by you, beloved by me? The clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious sayings are endless. Guaranteed to amuse and inform, here is a perfect gift for any language lover?complete with a To/From gift plate.

500 Words You Should Know

Author : Caroline Taggart
ISBN : 0228101069
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A book to inspire logophiles and the rest of us to use uncommon words in their correct context. Perhaps you have wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a little intellectual badinage or you have been discombobulated by tricky diction? 500 Words You Should Know has you covered. This book will inspire the reader to use uncommon words in their correct context, utilize the English language to its full potential and test themselves on the words they think they already know. It is a book for the appreciator of correct usage and contains words you thought you knew (decimate, caveat, nemesis), words you should know (euphemism, diatribe, tautology) and just a few that you might want to know (peripatetic, shibboleth, callipygian). This essential cornucopia of 500 of the best, trickiest and oft-misused words in the English language are arranged thematically. Each word is dissected, with a laconic gloss of etymology and historical and modern usage, to give a full understanding and effectively adopt the word into vocabulary in its proper context. 1. Terms of Endearment, Respect and Admiration - it's easy to confuse complement and compliment 2. Terms of Abuse, Criticism and Mild Contempt - the Xbox player had an etoliated look about him 3. It Depends on My Mood - a frat house is likely to be rabelaisian at least some of the time 4. Let's Give It Some Thought - it's best to be discrete when talking about disparate opinions 5. The Rough with the Smooth - celebrity culture feeds on schadenfreude 6. Heaven, Hell and the Bits in Between - weekends are for peregrinations around the mall 7. Science and the Arts - some readers of this book may be guilty of elision. Readers interested in everything that eclectic English has to offer, who wish to celebrate its majesty and depth and to ensure that they always use the language pedantically, this veracious cornucopia of knowledge will have them confabulating with the literary cognoscenti in no time.

Gwynne S Grammar

Author : N.M. Gwynne
ISBN : 9780385352949
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Anxious about apostrophes? In a pickle over your pronouns and prepositions? Fear not—Mr. Gwynne is here with his wonderfully concise and highly enjoyable book of grammar. Within these pages, adults and children alike will find all they need to rediscover this lost science and sharpen up their skills. Mr. Gwynne believes that happiness depends at least partly on good grammar—and Mr. Gwynne is never wrong. From the Hardcover edition.

The Blue Book Of Grammar And Punctuation

Author : Jane Straus
ISBN : 9781118790328
Genre : Education
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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

Oxford A Z Of Grammar And Punctuation

Author : John Seely
ISBN : 9780199669189
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Including examples of real usage, this handy volume provides clear information about grammar and punctuation that we need on a day-to-day basis in over 300 entries.Revised and updated, The Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation offers accessible and coherent explanations across a broad range of topics, and is the first port of call for any reader seeking clear, authoritative help with grammar and punctuation. Both easy to use andcomprehensive, it is an essential tool for writing at home, in the office, at school, and at college.

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