A Grammar Book for You and I Oops Me

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ISBN: 1892123231
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 430
Author: C. Edward Good
Publisher: Capital Books

Download and read online A Grammar Book for You and I Oops Me in PDF and EPUB Correct English usage as it's never been taught before: lucidly, memorably, and humorously -- for all ages.

A Grammar Book for You and I Oops Me

Filename: a-grammar-book-for-you-and-i-oops-me.pdf
ISBN: 1892123231
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 430
Author: C. Edward Good
Publisher: Capital Books

Download and read online A Grammar Book for You and I Oops Me in PDF and EPUB Correct English usage as it's never been taught before: lucidly, memorably, and humorously -- for all ages.

The Vocabulary of Success

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ISBN: 1933102667
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 259
Author: C. Edward Good
Publisher: Capital Books Incorporated

Download and read online The Vocabulary of Success in PDF and EPUB Certain words give vocabulary added panache, compelling others to pay attention. Good captures these words in this ideal resource for students facing entrance exams and professional people looking to advance their careers.

The Handbook of Good English

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ISBN: 9780671707972
Release Date: 1991-03-01
Number of pages: 427
Author: Edward Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Handbook of Good English in PDF and EPUB Now substantially revised and updated, this essential guide is arranged in an easy-to-follow, topical style that takes readers from the rules governing basic sentence structure to methods of achieving effective expression.

Mightier than the sword

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105044169816
Release Date: 1989
Number of pages: 247
Author: C. Edward Good
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

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Between You Me Confessions of a Comma Queen

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ISBN: 9780393246605
Release Date: 2015-04-06
Number of pages: 240
Author: Mary Norris
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Between You Me Confessions of a Comma Queen in PDF and EPUB “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."

Don t Sleep There are Snakes

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ISBN: 9781847651228
Release Date: 2010-07-09
Number of pages: 327
Author: Daniel Everett
Publisher: Profile Books

Download and read online Don t Sleep There are Snakes in PDF and EPUB Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahãs, they converted him. He shows the slow, meticulous steps by which he gradually mastered their language and his gradual realisation that its unusual nature closely reflected its speakers' startlingly original perceptions of the world. Everett describes how he began to realise that his discoveries about the Pirahã language opened up a new way of understanding how language works in our minds and in our lives, and that this way was utterly at odds with Noam Chomsky's universally accepted linguistic theories. The perils of passionate academic opposition were then swiftly conjoined to those of the Amazon in a debate whose outcome has yet to be won. Everett's views are most recently discussed in Tom Wolfe's bestselling The Kingdom of Speech. Adventure, personal enlightenment and the makings of a scientific revolution proceed together in this vivid, funny and moving book.

Common Errors in English Usage

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ISBN: 1887902899
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 246
Author: Paul Brians
Publisher: Franklin, Beedle & Associates, Inc.

Download and read online Common Errors in English Usage in PDF and EPUB Online version of Common Errors in English Usage written by Paul Brians.

Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares

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ISBN: 9781616083700
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 167
Author: Jenny Baranick
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

Download and read online Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares in PDF and EPUB Provides jargon-free coverage of today's most common and noticeable errors and usages, from the correct placements of apostrophes and proper capitalizations to the difference between an ellipsis and em dash.

Yes I Could Care Less

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ISBN: 9781250032010
Release Date: 2013-06-18
Number of pages: 304
Author: Bill Walsh
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Download and read online Yes I Could Care Less in PDF and EPUB These are interesting times for word nerds. We ate, shot and left, bonding over a joke about a panda and some rants about greengrocers who abuse apostrophes. We can go on Facebook and vow to judge people when they use poor grammar. The fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Elements of Style inspired sentimental reveries. Grammar Girl's tally of Twitter followers is well into six digits. We can't get enough of a parody of the Associated Press Stylebook, of all things, or a collection of "unnecessary" quotation marks. Could you care less? Does bad grammar or usage "literally" make your head explode? Test your need for this new book with these sentences: "Katrina misplaced many residents of New Orleans from their homes." "Sherry finally graduated college this year." "An armed gunman held up a convenience store on Broadway yesterday afternoon." Pat yourself on the back if you found issues in every one of these sentences, but remember: There is a world out there beyond the stylebooks, beyond Strunk and White, beyond Lynne Truss and Failblogs. In his long-awaited follow-up to Lapsing Into a Comma and The Elephants of Style, while steering readers and writers on the proper road to correct usage, Walsh cautions against slavish adherence to rules, emphasizing that the correct choice often depends on the situation. He might disagree with the AP Stylebook or Merriam-Webster, but he always backs up his preferences with logic and humor. Walsh argues with both sides in the language wars, the sticklers and the apologists, and even with himself, over the disputed territory and ultimately over whether all this is warfare or just a big misunderstanding. Part usage manual, part confessional, and part manifesto, Yes, I Could Care Less bounces from sadomasochism to weather geekery, from "Top Chef" to Monty Python, from the chile of New Mexico to the daiquiris of Las Vegas, with Walsh's distinctive take on the way we write and talk. Yes, I Could Care Less is a lively and often personal look at one man's continuing journey through the obstacle course that some refer to, far too simply, as "grammar."

Tainted Loyalty

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ISBN: 0977148408
Release Date: 2007-07-01
Number of pages: 222
Author: James "I-God" Morris

Download and read online Tainted Loyalty in PDF and EPUB Tainted Loyalty is a fast moving tale of betrayal, back stabbing, and double crossing. Star, Crystal, Janice, and Tammy all grew up in Queens and rush headlong into the streets with their motto, ""S and S,"" set ‘em and stick ‘em. Things take a dark turn when Janice convinces Star to stick up a main dope spot owned by her brother. The brother uses his crew of killer agents to find the culprit, but one of the agents learns that Star was behind the robbery and he knows her brother will never believe him. To make matters worse, he begins to have feelings for Star. His feelings are one thing, but Star’s S and S crew of girls is a different story and each much pay for her tainted loyalty.

Comma Sense

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ISBN: 9781429906449
Release Date: 2007-07-10
Number of pages: 160
Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Download and read online Comma Sense in PDF and EPUB Are you confounded by commas, addled by apostrophes, or queasy about quotation marks? Do you believe a bracket is just a support for a wall shelf, a dash is something you make for the bathroom, and a colon and semicolon are large and small intestines? If so, language humorists Richard Lederer and John Shore (with the sprightly aid of illustrator Jim McLean), have written the perfect book to help make your written words perfectly precise and punctuationally profound. Don't expect Comma Sense to be a dry, academic tome. On the contrary, the authors show how each mark of punctuation—no matter how seemingly arcane—can be effortlessly associated with a great American icon: the underrated yet powerful period with Seabiscuit; the jazzy semicolon with Duke Ellington; even the rebel apostrophe with famed outlaw Jesse James. But this book is way more than a flight of whimsy. When you've finished Comma Sense, you'll not only have mastered everything you need to know about punctuation through Lederer and Shore's simple, clear, and right-on-the-mark rules, you'll have had fun doing so. When you're done laughing and learning, you'll be a veritable punctuation whiz, ready to make your marks accurately, sensitively, and effectively.

You re Saying It Wrong

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ISBN: 9780399578090
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Number of pages: 192
Author: Ross Petras
Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Download and read online You re Saying It Wrong in PDF and EPUB For word nerds and grammar geeks, a witty guide to the most commonly mispronounced words, along with their correct pronunciations and pithy forays into their fascinating etymologies and histories of use and misuse. With wit and good humor, this handy little book not only saves us from sticky linguistic situations but also provides fascinating cocktail-party-ready anecdotes. Entries reveal how to pronounce boatswain like an old salt on the deck of a ship, trompe l'oeil like a bona fide art expert, and haricot vert like a foodie, while arming us with the knowledge of why certain words are correctly pronounced the "slangy" way (they came about before dictionaries), what stalks of grain have to do with pronunciation, and more. With bonus sidebars like "How to Sound like a Seasoned Traveler" and "How to Sound Cultured," readers will be able to speak about foreign foods and places, fashion, philosophy, and literature with authority.

Thai An Essential Grammar

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ISBN: 9781134589296
Release Date: 2005-08-16
Number of pages: 256
Author: David Smyth
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Thai An Essential Grammar in PDF and EPUB Concise and user-friendly, Thai: An Essential Grammar is the ideal guide to the basic structures of the language for both students on taught courses and independent learners. Grammatical forms are explained in clear, jargon-free style and illustrated by examples, given in both Thai script and romanization. As well as grammar, it includes guidance on pronunciation, speech conventions and the beautiful Thai writing system.

I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar

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ISBN: 9780312533014
Release Date: 2009-09-29
Number of pages: 146
Author: Sharon Eliza Nichols
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar in PDF and EPUB A collection of photos features misspelled and ungrammatical signs from across the United States and the world, along with captions that further clarify or amplify their humorous aspects, including "We are doing toilets cleaning, so sorry for the incontinence" (at KFC), "No parking aloud" (street sign), and many more. Original.