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Grouchy Grammarian: A How-Not-To Guide to the 47 Most Common Mistakes in English Made by Journalists, Broadcasters, and Others Who Should Know Better
Thomas Parrish (au)
An entertaining take on the perilous state of the English language in this unique how-not-to guide. Parrish’s hilarious fictional friend “the Grouchy Grammarian” examines 47 of the most common grammatical mistakes in English, using examples of errors found in major newspapers, magazines, & TV broadcasting. From the “N.Y. Times” to the “New Yorker” to network sports broadcasters, the Grammarian records various gaffes, careless errors, & basic grammatical mistakes made by those who should know better. He explains elements of grammar, usage, & good writing that many of us occasionally seem to forget. A lighthearted guide for those who honor & love language & for anyone looking to avoid the pitfalls of ungrammatical writing.
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