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Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English - Patricia T. O'Conner
Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
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Her commonsense approach is as entertaining as it is instructive. O'Conner has written a nifty guidebook to modern grammar that affectionately elbows the reader on every page.
Her commonsense approach is as entertaining as it is instructive. O'Conner has written a nifty guidebook to modern grammar that affectionately elbows the reader on every page.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399141966 (0399141960)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
This was the gift of a writing friend. It attempts to instill grammar, and help you remember those pesky rules by using humor. Chapter headings and subtitles include: COMMA SUTRA: The Joy of Punctuation and THE COMPLETE DANGLER: A Fish Out of Water. I wouldn't call it a joy to read--for me, as with ...
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I'll admit it: I feel grammar and punctuation-challenged, so I didn't groan when I saw this was assigned for my composition class. However, after making my way through most of the book, I have to say I'm disappointed. "National Bestseller" claims my edition. Really?! Really!? This must be one of the...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
I keep reading books about grammar because I never learned anything about in in school. This one is fun.
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4.0 Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
I commented to my "Teaching of Writing" professor that I felt somewhat unarmed in the battle of grammar, having learned to trust my instincts in my past writing, but not necessarily able to define the terms and instruct people in their usage. She recommended this book as an aide. I recommend it to y...
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