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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
An entertaining take on the perilous state of the

 
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By Thomas Parrish (au)
Year: 2002
Pages: 186
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-471-22383-2

Product Code: 1422357511

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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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