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ISBN13: 9780312573379
ISBN10: 0312573375
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Millions of fans around the world write and communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. Since her first book, Grammar Girls Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, hit the New York Times bestseller list, her grammar empire has expanded to boast more than 40,000 newsletter subscribers, over 75,000 Twitter followers, and thousands of loyal “devotees” worldwide. Now shes focusing her attention on improving our vocabulary with a series of 101 Words books designed to appeal to the masses.
 
The series kicks off with Grammar Girls 101 Misused Words Youll Never Confuse Again, an immensely useable guide that tackles those words that confound and confuse even the smartest of people. Nearly everyone has trouble remembering the difference between “affect” and “effect,” whether its “supposedly” or “supposably,” or which form of “hear” you use in “Hear, hear!” (Or is it “Here, here!”?)

Each word pair entry contains a straightforward explanationcomplete with examplesto ensure (or is it “insure”?) readers will be confidently choosing “who” over “whom” or “uninterested” over “disinterested” with ease. Alongside these usage notes will be fun tidbits including famous quotes, sample crossword entries, and the memory tricks Grammar Girl is known for.

Synopsis:

Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. After realizing her fans were asking the same questions over and over, Mignon decided to focus her attention on those words that continuously confound the masses. In Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again, you'll learn:
  • When you should use affect and when effect is right
  • Whether you should you say purposely or purposefully
  • The difference between hilarious and hysterical
Packed with clear explanations, fun quotations showing the word used in context, and the quick and dirty memory tricks Mignon is known for, this friendly reference guide ends the confusion once and for all and helps you speak and write with confidence.

About the Author

MIGNON FOGARTY, the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network, is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Grammar Girls Quick And Dirty Tips For Better Writing and The Grammar Devotional. Her straightforward, bite-sized tips on grammar have led to features in the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and an appearance on Oprah. She lives in Reno, Nevada.

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kindersteele, October 26, 2011 (view all comments by kindersteele)
I love this book, and it sure is a great refresher. After reading it, I felt more confident about keeping some of these words straight. I never could remember which was correct between "nauseous" and "nauseated" and I know others who always mix up "anxious/eager," and "lose/loose." This book will help you set them apart. There are also some words you might not confuse, but it's a good read to remember how close they are in spelling, but not so close in meaning: principal/principle, prostate/prostrate, lightening/lightning, til/till/until, and so on.

There are also extra words at the back that Grammar Girl defined, so the book has more than 101 words. It's a valuable read, and it'll be a good book that you'll keep close at hand on your reference shelf and refer to often.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312573379
Author:
Fogarty, Mignon
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
Word Lists
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Subject:
Reference-Grammar and Style
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.1 x 5 x 0.37 in

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Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. After realizing her fans were asking the same questions over and over, Mignon decided to focus her attention on those words that continuously confound the masses. In Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again, you'll learn:
  • When you should use affect and when effect is right
  • Whether you should you say purposely or purposefully
  • The difference between hilarious and hysterical
Packed with clear explanations, fun quotations showing the word used in context, and the quick and dirty memory tricks Mignon is known for, this friendly reference guide ends the confusion once and for all and helps you speak and write with confidence.
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