Woe is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English (Paperback)
 
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Woe is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English (Paperback)

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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......more

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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 and the brightest
  • Pronounce and spell words that even the smartest people mangle
  • Correctly use hundreds of woefully abused words and phrases

Patricia T. O'Conner, a former editor at the New York Times Book Review, has written for many magazines and newspapers. She is the author of two other books on language and writing, Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know About Writing and You Send Me: Getting It Right When You Write Online.

Author:
O'Conner, Patricia T.
Genre:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
3
Edition Detail:
Updated, Expanded
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
265
Language:
English
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Publish Date:
07/27/2010
Copyright Year:
2009
ISBN:
9781573223317
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.5 lb
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    I have not yet had time to read this book -- but I am sure I shall enjoy it and find it highly amusing: as an English major, I am appalled at how education at all levels has been 'dumbed down' -- I can speak very plain English ... know the difference between 'shall' & 'will', 'may' & 'can' et alia ..... but 'attempting to communicate' with some younger persons who mainly say such as "Whatever", I have little hope for the coming generations & think that perhaps the 'theory' that SmartPhones give off radiation which damages brain cells is true....

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