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Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    Excellent

    Baby boomer or X generation....great book to set it straight especially for those of us that ditched some English classes back in the day....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    Most helpful!

    I love this book, and it sure is a great refresher. After reading it, I felt more confident about keeping some of these words straight. I never could remember which was correct between "nauseous" and "nauseated" and I know others who always mix up "anxious/eager," and "lose/loose." This book will help you set them apart. There are also some words you might not confuse, but it's a good read to remember how close they are in spelling, but not so close in meaning: principal/principle, prostate/prostrate, lightening/lightning, til/till/until, and so on.

    There are also extra words at the back that Grammar Girl defined, so the book has more than 101 words. It's a valuable read, and it'll be a good book that you'll keep close at hand on your reference shelf and refer to often.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    Definite keeper - This is a "must have" book for everyone!!

    This book, like all of Grammar Girl's prior books (and podcasts), is well written with easy-to-understand examples. Like most people, there are words and word pairs that confuse and befuddle me. Grammar Girl clears up a lot of the uncertainty around these words, and provides background information on word orgins in an interesting and fun manner. I now know that when I shuffle cards, I'm actually riffling, and after reading this book, I finally understand why my wife was mad at me when I brought home 14 carrots for our anniversary rather that 14 karats (of gold)! I'm waiting with bated breath for Grammar Girl's next book!

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  • Posted June 10, 2013

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    So many, many people need this book. Flesh out vs. flush out. Be

    So many, many people need this book. Flesh out vs. flush out. Because of vs. due to. Reign vs. rein (I see that used wrong all the time).

    I admit, this book has been living in my bathroom for a long time, so I can flesh out my vocabulary while flushing... Anyway, great word choices, great examples that help me to remember... Every writer and blogger and Tweeter should buy this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    FOR ALL AGES

    A fine book for teens girls AND BOYS, as well as a nice refresher for adults. The title should be changed.
    LLL

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Great Little Book!

    Being a fan of Mignon Fogarty's service to us word lovers already, this book lived up to my expectations. You can use it as a reference at the point you might be needing to check a word, or you can simply sit and read it for the general information that you can glean and file away mentally for later use. Grammar Girl always states her case in an entertaining way. I can recommend this book without reservation to anyone who cares about our language and wants to use it correctly.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    Impressed by sample

    After i read the sample i wanted to read more. This book is very useful

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