Mortal Syntax

Mortal Syntax : 101 Language Choices That Will Get You Clobbered by the Grammar Snobs--Even If y Ou're Right

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The only fun, friendly, and surefire defense against the grammar snobs Having already made a name for herself with Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies, now in its fifth printing, June Casagrande returns with Mortal Syntax, taking on the 101 most frequently attacked usage choices. Dedicating one short chapter to each, Casagrande brings her subject to life, teaching English usage through lively and amusing personal anecdotes. Mortal Syntax includes such chapters as:
? "I wish I was taller"
? "I am continuously watching Simpsons reruns"
? "Was it Horton that heard the Who?" Casagrande's clear and concise lessons-with entertaining titles and themes-make a potentially prickly subject go down like a spoonful of sugar.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 124.46 x 177.8 x 15.24mm | 113.4g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0143113321
  • 9780143113324
  • 610,889

About June Casagrande

June Casagrande writes the popular and very humorous "A Word, Please" grammar column for four Los Angeles Times community newspapers. She has written over 900 articles for various newspapers and magazines and has four years of improvisational comedy training.
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