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Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English by Patricia T. O'Conner


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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Written by Patricia T. O'Conner, an editor at the New York Times Book Review, Woe Is I gives lighthearted, witty instruction on the subject most of us dreaded in school–grammar. Discussion is brief and concise, and much more engaging than the grammar books you may remember. With chapter titles such as “Woe is I: Therapy for Pronoun Anxiety,” “Your Truly: The Possessive and the Possessed,” “Verbal Abuse: Words on the Endangered List,” “Comma Sutra; The Joy of Punctuation,” and “Death Sentence: Do Cliches Deserve to Die?,” O'Conner proves that even grammar can make for entertaining reading.

Book Details

Author: Patricia T. O'Conn.. Publisher: Putnam Adult Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 240

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