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Booher's Rules of Business Grammar: 101 Fast and Easy Ways to Correct the Most Common Errorsby Dianna Booher
Synopses & Reviews
Speak and Write Like a Polished Professional
Dianna Booher nails it The Memory Tips alone are worththe price of the book. This one's a gem.
--John Baldoni, author of Great Communication Secrets of Great Leadersand How Great Leaders Get Great Results
Dianna Booher pulls off a deft and most impressive feat: In writing about tight, top-flight grammar, she shows those very same skills in abundance.--Louis R. Carlozo, features staff writer, Chicago Tribune
This book seems to be most useful as a desk reference for individuals, but itwill also be of interest to public libraries with collections that support career development.
Does your client owe the principal or principle? Is your company moving forwards or forward? Do you have over ten years' experience, or more than ten years' experience?
Proper use of the written and spoken word determines whether or not you move ahead in your career. In Booher's Rules of Business Grammar, business communication guru Dianna Booher identifies the top 101 mistakes made in emails, presentations, and conversations every day. She briefly examines each one and explains what you need to know in order to avoid future mistakes. In addition, Booher includes effective memory tricks to reinforce comprehension and retention. In no time, you will learn how to: Recognize and rectify embarrassing grammatical mistakesImprove the clarity of what you say and writeSolidify your understanding through the use of memory tricksMaster the language-so you can focus on your business
Whether you decide to skim it and correct a mistake a minute or read the whole book in a couple of hours, use Booher's Rules of Business Grammar to set yourself apart as an expert communicator.
Offers a helpful and easy guide to the rules of grammar via simple memory tricks designed to improve and strengthen business communications, presentations, emails, and letters. Original.
About the Author
Dianna Booher is CEO of Booher Consultants, a communication training firm, whose high-profile clients.include NASA, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, BP, and Siemens Medical. Her training programs.are licensed and used through strategic partners around the world..
Table of Contents
Part 8: Reminders About Redundancies — 69: Past experience-is there any other kind?: little-word padding and redundant ideas — 70: Continue on : redundant verb add-ons — 71: Subject matter worth discussing: redundant nouns — 72: Reason is because: doublespeak — 73: Going to bat for that's: do you need the that? — 74: I get your point-but do you get mine?: et cetera and so forth — 75: Where's he at?: unnecessary prepositions — Part 9: Miscellaneous Matters — 76: Oh, say, can you see?: mispronunciation — 77: What are the odds to start?: starting a sentence with a number — 78: Nonsense: nonwords, fillers, and colloquialisms — 79: You should of known better!: contractions that aren't — 80: Got trouble?: have versus got? — 81: Make a dash for it: distinct uses for hyphens and dashes — 82: Dash away, dash away, dash away all: dashes versus well-organized sentences — 83: No death knell for the hyphen: hyphens before related adjectives — 84: Matching body parts: correlative links — 85: Up a tree without a paddle: mixed metaphors — 86: As much or more than most: prepackaged comparisons — 87: Doing the splits: split infinitives — 88: Without just cause: without: what it can and can't do — 89: Getting top billing: phrasal prepositions — 90: Branding issue: capitalization rules for the road — 91: Name, rank, and serial number: capitalization with titles and positions — 92: Undercapitalized with no regrets: the case for lowercase — Part 10: Misspelled And Misused Words — 93: Would you spell that for me?: frequently misspelled words — 94: May I see your references, please?: spelling rules for plural forms — 95: Messing with my head: hyphenate? solid? two words? — 96: I resemble that remark: affect versus effect — 97: Do I have your guarantee? ensure, insure, assure? — 98: It's a matter of principle: principle versus principal — 99: Good example: eg versus ie — 100: How are you? nauseated versus nauseous — 101: Is success imminent?: eminent versus imminent — Bibliography — Resources by Dianna Booher — For more information — Index.
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