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Woe Is I the Grammarphobes Guide To Better English

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Publisher Comments:

The bestselling grammar book has been updated and revised to include the latest and greatest on the basics and subtleties of English, and features a new chapter on the language of the Internet.

Review:

"This grammar book has a twist — it's fun. O'Connor, a copy editor and book reviewer for the New York Times and guest columnist for William Safire, gives readers a witty and humorous look at grammar and the oddities of the English language in a way that doesn't intimidate or bore the reader. Chapter headings offer such gems as "Plurals Before Swine," "Comma Sutra," and "The Compleat Dangler." And what makes this book such a pleasure to read are whoppers of sloppy usage such as "Born at the age of forty three, the baby was a great comfort to Mrs. Wooster" and cliches like "mass exodus. As opposed to an exodus of one? In most cases, exodus alone is enough." Highly recommended." Lisa J. Cihlar, Winfield P.L., Ill., Library Journal

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-218) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573226257
Subtitle:
The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
Author:
O'Conner, Patricia T.
Author:
O'Connor, Patricia T.
Author:
O'Conner, Patricia T.
Publisher:
Riverhead Trade
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Usage
Subject:
English language -- Usage -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
General Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19980801
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.18 x 0.6 in 0.44 lb

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Product details 240 pages PENGUIN PUTNAM TRADE - English 9781573226257 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This grammar book has a twist — it's fun. O'Connor, a copy editor and book reviewer for the New York Times and guest columnist for William Safire, gives readers a witty and humorous look at grammar and the oddities of the English language in a way that doesn't intimidate or bore the reader. Chapter headings offer such gems as "Plurals Before Swine," "Comma Sutra," and "The Compleat Dangler." And what makes this book such a pleasure to read are whoppers of sloppy usage such as "Born at the age of forty three, the baby was a great comfort to Mrs. Wooster" and cliches like "mass exodus. As opposed to an exodus of one? In most cases, exodus alone is enough." Highly recommended."
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