My Grammar and I (Or Should That be 'Me'?): Old-School Ways to Sharpen Your English

My Grammar and I (Or Should That be 'Me'?): Old-School Ways to Sharpen Your English

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By (author) J. A. Wines, By (author) Caroline Taggart

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  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 198mm x 24mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 9 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843173107
  • ISBN 13: 9781843173106
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 5,974

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For anyone who has ever had a problem with dangling modifiers and split infinitives, or for those who have no idea what these things even are, "My Grammar and I" provides all the answers. Taking you on a tour of the English language, through a veritable minefield of rules and conditions for the grammatically unaware, and highlighting the common pitfalls that every English language user faces on a day to day basis, "My Grammar and I" also offers amusing examples of awful grammar, while steering you in the direction of grammatical greatness. Factual and witty, "My Grammar and I" is the perfect gift for all English language sticklers for Christmas 2008.

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J. A. Wines is a graduate of Oxford University. A freelance writer, compiler and copy editor, her work includes the bestselling Mondegreens: A Book of Mishearings.

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Will do for grammar what Eats Shoots and Leaves did for punctuation The Times Beautifully produced... a lot of fun Tribune If you belong to the generation who missed out on being taught grammar at school then out this book on top of your Christmas wish list. If you were taught, then put it on your wish list. Everyone should have this book, in fact... a great stocking filler for total grammar novices and experts alike The Northern Echo Sensible and concise... shows you how to make our wonderful, fluid language work for you rather than against you The Good Book Guide This book would be the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who is genuinely interested in why we write the way in which we do, or who likes doing what's right and proper The Basingstoke Gazette A useful book for anyone with an interest in the English language and an excellent stocking filler The Wolverhampton Chronicle A useable refresher... pedants will also find answers to those evergreen contentious teasers The Bournemouth Daily Echo It's a little gem that takes you on a tour of the English language Knutsford Guardian

Editorial reviews

A useful book for anyone with an interest in the English language and an excellent stocking filler