woe is i the grammarphobes guide to better english in plain english

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Woe Is I

Author : Patricia T. O'Conner
ISBN : 9781101458051
Genre : Reference
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In this new edition of Woe Is I, Patricia T. O’Conner unties the knottiest grammar tangles and displays the same lively humor that has charmed and enlightened grateful readers for years. With new chapters on spelling and punctuation, and fresh insights into the rights, wrongs, and maybes of English grammar and usage, Woe Is I offers down-to-earth explanations and plain-English solutions to the language mysteries that bedevil all of us: • Avoid the persistent (and persistently embarrassing) grammatical errors that bewilder the best andthe brightest • Pronounce and spell words that even the smartest people mangle • Correctly use hundreds of woefully abused words and phrases From the Trade Paperback edition.

Woe Is I

Author : Patricia T. O'Conner
ISBN : 9781573223317
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A revised and expanded edition of a popular reference shares whimsical, plain-language explanations of common grammatical errors, frequently mispronounced words, and routinely misused terms and phrases.

Woe Is I

Author : Patricia T. O'Conner
ISBN : 1573222526
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A guide to English grammar and style reveals the underlying logic of the language with the help of examples organized according to specific problems.

Woe Is I Jr

Author : Patricia T. O'Conner
ISBN : 1101127163
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Shrek? Earwax-flavored jelly beans? Poems about meatballs? Who on earth would use all these to explain the rules of grammar? Must be Patricia T. O'Conner! Just like Woe Is I, her national bestseller for adults, the junior version uses conversational language and witty, entertaining examples to show how fun and easy it can be to use good English. It's a humorous reference book you'll actually enjoy pulling off the shelf. Like a humorous Strunk and White for 4th through 8th graders, this is destined to become a must-have for every English classroom and student.

Origins Of The Specious

Author : Patricia T. O'Conner
ISBN : 9780812978100
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Do you cringe when a talking head pronounces “niche” as NITCH? Do you get bent out of shape when your teenager begins a sentence with “and”? Do you think British spellings are more “civilised” than the American versions? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you're myth-informed. In Origins of the Specious, word mavens Patricia T. O'Conner and Stewart Kellerman reveal why some of grammar's best-known “rules” aren't—and never were—rules at all. This playfully witty, rigorously researched book sets the record straight about bogus word origins, politically correct fictions, phony français, fake acronyms, and more. Here are some shockers: “They” was once commonly used for both singular and plural, much the way “you” is today. And an eighteenth-century female grammarian, of all people, is largely responsible for the all-purpose “he.” From the Queen's English to street slang, this eye-opening romp will be the toast of grammarphiles and the salvation of grammarphobes. Take our word for it.

The Elements Of Expression

Author : Arthur Plotnik
ISBN : 9781936740246
Genre : Reference
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More than ever in this completely updated edition, The Elements of Expression helps word users "light up the cosmos or the written page or the face across the table" as they seek the radiance of expressiveness—the vivid expression of thoughts, feelings, and observations. Nothing kills radiance like the murky, generic language dominating today's talk, airwaves, and posts. It tugs at our every sentence, but using it to express anything beyond the ordinary is like flapping the tongue to escape gravity. The Elements of Expression offers an adventurous and inspiring flight into words that truly share what's percolating in our minds. Here writers, presenters, students, bloggers—even well intentioned "Mad Men"—will discover language to convey precise feelings, move audiences, delight and persuade. No snob or scold, the acclaimed word-maven Arthur Plotnik explores the full range of expressiveness, from playful "tough talk" to finely wrought literature, with hundreds of rousing examples. Confessing that we are all "like a squid in its ink" when first groping for luminous expression, he shines his amiable wit on the elements leading, ultimately, to language of "fissionable intensity."

The Mindful Writer

Author : Dinty W. Moore
ISBN : 9781614290070
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A creative writing professor at Ohio University describes how writing and creativity are born, explains how to use mindful writing to cultivate good writing habits and offers inspiration and support to aspiring writers.

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