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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.



Strictly English

Strictly English Author Simon Heffer
ISBN-10 9781446474792
Release 2011-05-31
Pages 352
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"Be in no doubt: the beer was drunk but the man drank the beer." "We must avoid vulgarities like 'front up'. If someone is 'fronting up' a television show, then he is presenting it." Simon Heffer's incisive and amusingly despairing emails to colleagues at the The Daily Telegraph about grammatical mistakes and stylistic slips have attracted a growing band of ardent fans over recent years. Now, in his new book Strictly English, he makes an impassioned case for an end to the sloppiness that has become such a hallmark of everyday speech and writing, and shows how accuracy and clarity are within the grasp of anyone who is prepared to take the time to master a few simple rules. If you wince when you see "different than" in print, or are offended by people who think that "infer" and "imply" mean the same thing, then this book will provide reassurance that you are not alone. And if you believe that precise and elegant English really does matter, then it will prove required reading.



Grammar for Grown ups

Grammar for Grown ups Author Katherine Fry
ISBN-10 9781448138708
Release 2012-09-06
Pages 320
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Agitated about apostrophes? Struggling with spelling? Dithering over dangling participles? Stumped by the subjunctive? Relax. Help is at hand... For native English speakers who realise that there is more to good English than meets the eye, but don’t know where to start; for parents struggling to explain the finer details to their kids; and for English- language students everywhere . . . this is the only book you need. Grammar for Grown-Ups guides you through the perils, pitfalls and problematic aspects of the English language, with fun test-yourself sections all the way.



A Classical Education

A Classical Education Author Caroline Taggart
ISBN-10 1843173565
Release 2009
Pages 192
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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.



Getting into Nursing

Getting into Nursing Author Karen Elcock
ISBN-10 9780857258960
Release 2012-05-03
Pages 160
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Nursing is the one of the most popular degrees in the UK, with nearly 200,000 applicants every year. Competition for places is tough, and it is essential to stand out from the crowd in order to get a place. This book helps potential nursing students succeed in getting into nursing. It gives practical help on the application process: filling out application forms, passing numeracy and literacy tests and succeeding at interviews. It also explains what nurses do, what personal qualities are needed and what is involved in nursing training, so applicants can decide whether nursing is really for them.



I Used to Know That

I Used to Know That Author Patrick Scrivenor
ISBN-10 9781843179351
Release 2012-03-14
Pages 211
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Relearn the essential rules of the English language, from grammar and punctuation to sentence construction. Also includes parts of speech and how to improve your spelling and vocabulary. I Used To Know That: English is an accessible yet fun way to revisit the English language while enjoying a walk down memory lane - and remembering the stuff you really shouldn't have forgotten...



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.



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!



Everyday English

Everyday English Author Michelle Finlay
ISBN-10 9781843176800
Release 2011-06-30
Pages 175
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A poor command of English is a considerable obstacle in almost every walk of life, from conducting business to dealing with everyday problems. This book takes you back to the basics; the simple rules and tricks that will help anyone to master the language. Rather than a guide to everything you would ever want to know about the English language, it is a basic companion to the nuts and bolts - designed to help native and non-native speakers alike to speak and write correct and unambiguous English in any situation, business or personal. The book offers advice on many different areas including the writing of letters, reports and other texts, where it is often vital to convey meaning and purpose simply and clearly. It also includes sections on sentences, parts of speech, punctuation, and common pitfalls to avoid.



The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics Author Anne O'Keeffe
ISBN-10 9781135153632
Release 2010-04-05
Pages 740
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The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics provides a timely overview of a dynamic and rapidly growing area with a widely applied methodology. Through the electronic analysis of large bodies of text, corpus linguistics demonstrates and supports linguistic statements and assumptions. In recent years it has seen an ever-widening application in a variety of fields: computational linguistics, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, pragmatics and translation studies. Bringing together experts in the key areas of development and change, the handbook is structured around six themes which take the reader through building and designing a corpus to using a corpus to study literature and translation. A comprehensive introduction covers the historical development of the field and its growing influence and application in other areas. Structured around five headings for ease of reference, each contribution includes further reading sections with three to five key texts highlighted and annotated to facilitate further exploration of the topics. The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics is the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates.



Simply English

Simply English Author Simon Heffer
ISBN-10 9781446473801
Release 2014-05-08
Pages 400
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In his best-selling Strictly English Simon Heffer explained how to write and speak our language well. In Simply English he offers an entertaining and supremely useful A–Z guide to frequent errors, common misunderstandings and stylistic howlers. What is the difference between amend and emend, between imply and infer, and between uninterested and disinterested? When should one put owing to rather than due to? Why should the temptation to write actually, basically or at this moment in time always be strenuously resisted? How does one use an apostrophe correctly, ensure that one understands what alibi really means, and avoid the perils of the double negative? With articles on everything from punctuation to tabloid English to adverbs and adjectives, Simply English is the essential companion for anyone who cares about the language and wants to use it correctly.



Fucking Apostrophes

Fucking Apostrophes Author Simon Griffin
ISBN-10 9781785781421
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 96
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‘At last, a book that tells you exactly where to stick your apostrophe ... funny and useful, the perfect stocking filler.’ David Marsh, Guardian Apostrophes are a pain. The rules about how to use them are complicated, and have evolved haphazardly. Originally written as advice by a copywriter for designers – wont to insert and remove apostrophes at will, for visual effect – this is a light-hearted pocket-sized guide to getting the things right. Simon Griffin lets off steam so that we don’t have to, showing precisely why ‘Rhianna and Jennifer’s photos were all over the internet’ is quite different to ‘Rhianna’s and Jennifer’s photos’ or what words apostrophes are replacing in sentences such as ‘He’d like you to buy him some cocaine’, or ‘They’ve got it all on camera.’ Elegantly produced, this is the perfect gift for any pedant, as well as an indispensable guide in all our moments of grammar-related frustration. *MAY BE SUPPLIED WITH EITHER A GREEN OR BLUE COVER*



The Emerald Lie

The Emerald Lie Author Ken Bruen
ISBN-10 9780802189691
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 352
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Ken Bruen, the “Godfather of the modern Irish crime novel” (Irish Independent), is beloved for his black humor, verse-like prose, and irascible protagonist Jack Taylor, an ex-cop who is as addicted to trouble as he is to Jameson, pills, and pop culture. In The Emerald Lie, the latest terror to be visited upon the dark Galway streets arrives in a most unusual form: a Cambridge graduate who becomes murderous over split infinitives, dangling modifiers, and any other sign of bad grammar. Meanwhile, Jack is approached by a grieving father with a pocketful of cash on offer if Jack will help exact revenge on those responsible for his daughter’s brutal rape and murder. Though hesitant to get involved, Jack agrees to get a read on the likely perpetrators. But Jack is soon derailed by the reappearance of Emily (previous alias: Emerald), the chameleon-like young woman who joined forces with Jack to take down her pedophile father in Green Hell and who remains passionate, clever, and utterly homicidal. She will use any sort of coercion to get Jack to conspire with her against the serial killer the Garda have nicknamed “the Grammarian,” but her most destructive obsession just might be Jack himself.



500 Words You Should Know

500 Words You Should Know Author Caroline Taggart
ISBN-10 1782432949
Release 2015-01-02
Pages 192
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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. Arranged thematically, each word is dissected, with a brief explanation of etymology, historical and modern usage, allowing you to fully understand and effectively employ the word in its proper context.



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.



Language Ideologies and the Globalization of Standard Spanish

Language Ideologies and the Globalization of  Standard  Spanish Author Darren Paffey
ISBN-10 9781441110978
Release 2012-09-06
Pages 224
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This book examines how language ideologies are manifested in newspaper media. Using the Spanish press as a case study it considers how media discourse both from and about the Real Academia Española constitutes a set of 'language ideological debates' in which the institution represents a vision of what the Spanish language is and what it should be like. Paffey adopts a Critical Discourse Analysis approach to a large corpus of texts from Spain's best-selling daily newspapers, El País and ABC. More generally, the book sheds light on how institutions produce and maintain visions of 'standard language' in the contemporary context. A global language, such as Spanish, is by nature more widely used outside of the nation state in question than in it. The book covers recent research on language ideologies, standardization and CDA and considers the application of these to three core discursive themes: language unity and a concept of a 'panhispanic' speech community; the RAE's construction of its authority; and institutional ideologies and management of language on a global scale.