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The Resource 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, Patricia T. O'Conner

Label
Woe is I : the grammarphobe's guide to better English in plain English
Title
Woe is I
Title remainder
the grammarphobe's guide to better English in plain English
Statement of responsibility
Patricia T. O'Conner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: It's been called "possibly the most popular book on grammar ever published." Now the witty bestseller that took the nation by storm is back in a revised, expanded edition with new dos and don'ts from top to bottom. In this new Woe Is I, Patricia T. O'Conner displays the same fresh, irreverent humor that has charmed hundreds of thousands of readers. There are new chapters on spelling and pronunciation, and updates throughout. But you'll find the same down-to-earth explanations in clear, plain English-the same sensible solutions to the grammar mysteries that bug even the best of us. O'Conner manages to unscramble the most complicated problems in simple, easy to- swallow language. So you won't encounter the kind of intimidating terminology that made you want to skip your high school English class. This funny, wise, and indispensable guide shows readers how to: avoid the persistent grammatical errors that tie everyone-even presidents!- in knots watch their tongues and learn to pronounce commonly mangled words correctly use dozens of much-abused words and phrases Whatever your problem-intimidated by possessives? puzzled over pronouns? clueless about how to say "banal"?-the updated Woe Is I provides witty, jargon-free answers to all your questions about the basics as well as the subtleties of grammar, style, and usage. No wonder The Atlanta Journal-Constitution called O'Conner's classic "the best primer on English usage to come along since Strunk and White's The Elements of Style."
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Conner, Patricia T
Dewey number
428.2
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1112
LC item number
.O28 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Grammatik
  • Englisch
  • Englisch
  • Inglés
  • English language
  • English language
Label
Woe is I : the grammarphobe's guide to better English in plain English, Patricia T. O'Conner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Grosset/Putnam book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Woe Is I: therapy for pronoun anxiety -- Chapter 2: Plurals before swine: blunders with numbers -- Chapter 3: Yours truly: the possessives and the possessed -- Chapter 4: They beg to disagree: putting verbs in their place -- Chapter 5: Verbal abuse: words on the endangered list -- Chapter 6: Comma sutra: the joy of punctuation -- Chapter 7: Compleat dangler: a fish out of water -- Cheater 8: Death sentence: do cliches deserve to die? -- Chapter 9: Living Dead: let bygone rules be gone -- Chapter 10: Saying is believing: how to write what you mean -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm34513116
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780399141966
Lccn
96011473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39624615
  • (OCoLC)34513116
Label
Woe is I : the grammarphobe's guide to better English in plain English, Patricia T. O'Conner
Publication
Note
"A Grosset/Putnam book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Woe Is I: therapy for pronoun anxiety -- Chapter 2: Plurals before swine: blunders with numbers -- Chapter 3: Yours truly: the possessives and the possessed -- Chapter 4: They beg to disagree: putting verbs in their place -- Chapter 5: Verbal abuse: words on the endangered list -- Chapter 6: Comma sutra: the joy of punctuation -- Chapter 7: Compleat dangler: a fish out of water -- Cheater 8: Death sentence: do cliches deserve to die? -- Chapter 9: Living Dead: let bygone rules be gone -- Chapter 10: Saying is believing: how to write what you mean -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocm34513116
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780399141966
Lccn
96011473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o39624615
  • (OCoLC)34513116

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