Grammar Girl's 101 Troublesome Words You'll Master in No Time

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Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now she's turning her attention to solving your worst problems--one troublesome word at a time.
Are you feeling all right or alright? Does biweekly mean twice a week or every two weeks? Do you run a gauntlet or a gantlet? Is a pair of twins four people or two?
The English language is always changing, and that means we are left with words and phrases that are only sort of wrong (or worse, have different definitions depending on where you look them up). How do you know which to use? Grammar Girl to the rescue This handy reference guide contains the full 411 on 101 words that have given you trouble before--but will never again.
Full of clear, straightforward definitions and fun quotations from pop culture icons such as Gregory House and J. K. Rowling, as well as from classical writers such as Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin, this highly-useable guidebook takes the guesswork out of your writing, so you'll never be at a loss for words again.

Author: Mignon Fogarty
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 07/03/2012
Pages: 134
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.23lbs
Size: 7.42h x 5.05w x 0.37d
ISBN13: 9780312573478
ISBN10: 0312573472
BISAC Categories:
- Language Arts & Disciplines | Grammar & Punctuation

About the Author

Mignon Fogarty, the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network, is also the author of the New York Times bestselling GRAMMAR GIRL'S QUICK AND DIRTY TIPS FOR BETTER WRITING and THE GRAMMAR DEVOTIONAL. Her straightforward, bite-sized tips on grammar have led to features in the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and an appearance on Oprah. She lives in Reno, Nevada.

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