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My Grammar and I Or Should That Be Me

My Grammar and I Or Should That Be Me Author J.A. Wines
ISBN-10 9781606522707
Release 2010-10-19
Pages 176
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Sharpen your language skills and navigate your way around grammatical minefields with this entertaining and practical guide. For anyone who has ever been stumped by dangling modifiers and split infinitives, or for those who have no idea what these things even are, My Grammar and I...Or Should That Be Me? offers practical and humorous guidance on how to avoid falling into language pitfalls. Here are all the right tools to help you gain confidence as a speaker and writer, highlighting the most common language errors, such as wrongly used prepositions, misplaced modifiers, and confusing participles. This refreshing refresher course covers: ? Spelling and Confusables-There are times when the spelling rule "i before e except after c" does not apply ? Parts of Speech-Is it "its" or "it's"? "Whose" or "who's"? ? Sentence Structure-Let us ponder the subject, or object, of "I" and "me" ? Punctuation-So where does a comma go? ? Elements of Style-There is more to grammar than knowing the difference between a subordinate object and a nonrestrictive apostrophe And, for those grammar know-it-alls, there are entertaining "Smart Aleck" trivia, anecdotes, witticisms, and more. Clever and informative, this is the ideal gift for all English-language sticklers.



My Grammar and I Or Should That Be Me

My Grammar and I  Or Should That Be  Me   Author Caroline Taggart
ISBN-10 9781843176268
Release 2010-05-31
Pages 208
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A runaway hit and Sunday Times bestseller, My Grammar and I has continued to grow in popularity, becoming the go-to guide for grammar. My Grammar and I offers amusing examples of awful grammar, while steering you in the direction of grammatical greatness. Taking you on a tour of the English language through the minefield of rules and conditions that can catch you out, from dangling modifiers to split infinitives, it highlights the common pitfalls that every English language user faces on a day to day basis. Refreshing everything you should have learnt at school and more, My Grammar and I is informative yet entertaining - an ideal buy for any English language enthusiast.



500 Words You Should Know

500 Words You Should Know Author Caroline Taggart
ISBN-10 9781782432982
Release 2014-09-18
Pages 265
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Ever wanted to ameliorate your atavistic lexicon, engage in a little intellectual badinage or been discombobulated by tricky diction? 500 Words You Should Know has you covered. Words are beautiful and versatile things, but when used incorrectly they can lose a lot in transition, and the more complex the word, the more misused it can become. And as words eternally evolve in their everyday use, they can begin to be interpreted as something other than their original meaning. 500 Words You Should Know will inspire the reader to use uncommon words in their correct context, to utilize the English language to its full potential, and to test themselves on the words they think they already know.



Perfect English Grammar

Perfect English Grammar Author Grant Barrett
ISBN-10 1623157145
Release 2016-03-29
Pages 238
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Expert linguist Grant Barrett gives you all the tools you need to improve your everyday communication--from perfecting your punctuation to polishing your speaking skills--with his accessible, go-to grammar guide. Language learners of all levels can turn to this easy-to-navigate grammar guide again and again for quick and authoritative information. From conjugating verbs to crafting sentences to developing your own style, Grant Barrett provides you with the tools and motivation to improve the way you communicate. Perfect English Grammar helps you clearly say what you want to say--and the best way to say it. Never Be Wrong: Catchy examples help you remember core grammar rules Sharpen Your Style: Composition guidelines let you express yourself fully Look It Up: Seamless navigation makes it easy to find answers quickly Geek Out: Explore the tricky questions with Grant Barrett's help Whether you're a busy professional or on the job hunt, Perfect English Grammar makes it easier than ever to improve your grasp of grammar.



Grammar

Grammar Author Joanne Adams
ISBN-10 9781783726714
Release 2015-11-12
Pages 192
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"Let's eat Grandma" OR "Let's eat, Grandma"?This fun yet informative book offers bite-sized tips and advice on everything you need to know about grammar—including common misspellings, how to use punctuation correctly, and applying the right tense—and will turn you from a logophobe to a grammarphile in no time!



Gwynne s Grammar

Gwynne s Grammar Author N.M. Gwynne
ISBN-10 9780385352949
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 288
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Anxious about apostrophes? In a pickle over your pronouns and prepositions? Fear not—Mr. Gwynne is here with his wonderfully concise and highly enjoyable book of grammar. Within these pages, adults and children alike will find all they need to rediscover this lost science and sharpen up their skills. Mr. Gwynne believes that happiness depends at least partly on good grammar—and Mr. Gwynne is never wrong. From the Hardcover edition.



The I Used to Know That Activity Book

The I Used to Know That Activity Book Author Caroline Taggart
ISBN-10 1843178753
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 224
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From pi and Pythagoras to presidents and popes, prime ministers to prime numbers, literature to litmus tests, there is so much information from our school days that we have forgotten, or only half-remember. Designed to dust off those cerebral filing cabinets, The I Used to Know That Activity Book is an enjoyable and interactive way of reminding ourselves of all those facts that we'd like to remember and re-learn, or those we missed the first time round! The book contains questions across all subjects, perfect to dip into and try your hand at whenever the mood takes you. There is space to fill in the answers and, if you are a bit rusty, all solutions can be found at the back of the book. This is an enjoyable and lighthearted activity book for any adult, or fan of the original book.



The 25 Rules of Grammar

The 25 Rules of Grammar Author Joseph Piercy
ISBN-10 9781782432685
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 264
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English grammar is often said to be over-complicated and difficult to get to grips with but the truth is that, while there are certain rules that should be obeyed, the language evolves and develops over time - and quite rightly so. In this book, Joseph Piercy outlines the 25 rules that should be adhered to in written and spoken English, defining the rules themselves and then decoding them for the layman so that he or she understands each rule and how it has been used and developed over time. In doing so, the author highlights the most common misuses - or plain errors - in the language, while also setting the reader on to the right path to speaking and writing in good, plain English.



For Who the Bell Tolls

For Who the Bell Tolls Author David Marsh
ISBN-10 9781783350131
Release 2013-10-03
Pages 304
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For Who the Bell Tolls is a book that explains the grammar that people really need to know, such as the fact that an apostrophe is the difference between a company that knows its s*** and a company that knows it's s***, or the importance of capital letters to avoid ambiguity in such sentences as 'I helped my Uncle Jack off his horse.' David Marsh's lifelong mission has been to create order out of chaos. For four decades, he has worked for newspapers, from the Sun to the Financial Times, from local weeklies that sold a few thousand copies to the Guardian, with its global readership of nine million, turning the sow's ear of rough-and-ready reportage into a passable imitation of a silk purse. The chaos might be sloppy syntax, a disregard for grammar or a fundamental misunderstanding of what grammar is. It could be an adherence to 'rules' that have no real basis and get in the way of fluent, unambiguous communication at the expense of ones that are actually useful. Clear, honest use of English has many enemies: politicians, business and marketing people, local authority and civil service jargonauts, rail companies, estate agents, academics . . . and some journalists. This is the book to help defeat them. 'A splendid and, more importantly, sane book on English grammar.' Mark Forsyth, author of The Etymologicon



1000 Words to Expand Your Vocabulary

1000 Words to Expand Your Vocabulary Author Joseph Piercy
ISBN-10 9781782438991
Release 2018-03-22
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The Oxford English Dictionary contains 175,000 words in common usage and yet linguists estimate that a vocabulary of 3,000 is sufficient to cover ninety-five per cent of common usage in speech and print. Where have all those other words gone? The English language is a giant sponge, absorbing words from a multitude of different languages and cultures and yet it seems speakers of English are indolent at accessing the rich resources at our disposal. 1000 Words to Expand Your Vocabulary aims to ameliorate this issue by providing a fascinating lexicography to boost your word power. Alongside the elegant and archaic words are discussions of malapropisms and solecisms, words for which meaning has changed over time and words that have meanings often contrary to their common usage (and abusage). Each entry contains outlines of word origins, examples in context and a wealth of word related trivia. 1000 Words to Expand Your Vocabulary will help word lovers flaunt their prolixity without flouting the rules that govern correct meaning.



A Classical Education

A Classical Education Author Caroline Taggart
ISBN-10 1782430105
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 192
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Suitable for parents who wish to teach their children, this book includes: Latin and Greek; Logic and philosophy; Natural sciences; Art and architecture; Poetry and drama; and, History and Classical literature.



Can You Eat Shoot Leave Workbook

Can You Eat  Shoot   Leave   Workbook Author Clare Dignall
ISBN-10 9780007461363
Release 2011-10-31
Pages 160
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The punctuation workout for sticklers and rookies alike.



The Queen s English

The Queen s English Author Bernard C. Lamb
ISBN-10 1843174820
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 256
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Mr. Renny's paintings are so good that they almost appear real. But no one seems to pay them any attention-until a strange man offers to make everything that Mr. Renny paints come to life. First there's the painting of the apple, which Mr. Renny can now eat. Then there's a huge hotdog, a new car, a cruise liner... Mr. Renny paints himself a life of luxury-until his friend Rose comes to ask if she can buy one of his paintings. But he doesn't have any real paintings left! The spell must be broken-and soon! A book containing subtle references to the work of Belgian surrealist Ren Magritte, the illustrations are full of clever and amusing details.



I Before E Except After C

I Before E  Except After C Author Judy Parkinson
ISBN-10 9781843174318
Release 2010-01-31
Pages 183
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Ever find yourself struggling to remember simple facts and rules? Is the ever increasing pace of life and glut of information challenging your memory? I Before E (Except After C) is full of memory aids to help you out. From well known rhymes such as the popular 'Thirty days hath September, April, June and November', memorable sayings including 'Spring forward, fall back', and mnemonics such as 'Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain', to a selection of more modern methods of boosting one's failing memory. I Before E is the definitive guide to help you to unjumble your mind and improve your ability to recall names, dates, facts, figures and events, and contains all the mnemonics you'll ever need to know.



Get a Grip on Your Grammar

Get a Grip on Your Grammar Author Kris Spisak
ISBN-10 9781632659125
Release 2017-04-17
Pages 224
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Just as we should think before we speak, we need to think before we write. Most of us are not poets or novelists, but we are all writers. We email, text, and post; we craft memos and reports, menus and outdoor signage, birthday cards and sticky notes on the fridge. Get a Grip on Your Grammar is a grammar book for those who hate grammar books, a writing resource filled with quick answers and a playful style—not endless, indecipherable grammar jargon. Get a Grip on Your Grammar is The Elements of Style for the Twitter generation. Designed for student, business, and creative-writing audiences alike, its easily digestible, occasionally witty writing tips will finally teach you: The differences between “lay” and “lie.” The proper usage of “affect” and “effect.” Where to put punctuation around quotation marks. The meaning of “e.g.” versus “i.e.” The perils of overusing the word “suddenly.” That apostrophes should not be thrown about like confetti. And 243 more great tips. Writers owe it to themselves and to everyone who sees their written words to get it right. With Get a Grip on Your Grammar, they finally can (not “may”).



30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary

30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Author Wilfred Funk
ISBN-10 9780671743499
Release 1991-03-15
Pages 244
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A thirty-day vocabulary building program which includes a pronunciation guide and word origins and histories



Eats Shoots Leaves

Eats  Shoots   Leaves Author Lynne Truss
ISBN-10 1101218290
Release 2004-04-12
Pages 240
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We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.