9780312573379

Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again

  • ISBN 13:

    9780312573379

  • ISBN 10:

    0312573375

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/05/2011
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Summary

Millions of fans around the world write and communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. Since her first book, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, hit the New York Timesbestseller list, her grammar empire has expanded to boast more than 40,000 newsletter subscribers, over 75,000 Twitter followers, and thousands of loyal "devotees" worldwide. Now she's focusing her attention on improving our vocabulary with a series of 101 Words books designed to appeal to the masses. The series kicks off with Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again,an immensely useable guide that tackles those words that confound and confuse even the smartest of people. Nearly everyone has trouble remembering the difference between "affect" and "effect," whether it's "supposedly" or "supposably," or which form of "hear" you use in "Hear, hear!" (Or is it "Here, here!"?)Each word pair entry contains a straightforward explanationcomplete with examplesto ensure (or is it "insure"?) readers will be confidently choosing "who" over "whom" or "uninterested" over "disinterested" with ease. Alongside these usage notes will be fun tidbits including famous quotes, sample crossword entries, and the memory tricks Grammar Girlis known for.

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