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Awesome Grammar
     

Awesome Grammar

by Becky Burckmyer
 

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In addition to knowing what to say, it is also important to know how to say it correctly. This book explains how to work with the structure and rules of English to construct powerful, effective sentences that communicate clearly and correctly. Targeted to an intelligent audience with a basic understanding of the parts of speech, Awesome Grammar discusses the most

Overview

In addition to knowing what to say, it is also important to know how to say it correctly. This book explains how to work with the structure and rules of English to construct powerful, effective sentences that communicate clearly and correctly. Targeted to an intelligent audience with a basic understanding of the parts of speech, Awesome Grammar discusses the most frequent grammar mistakes and the principles underlying correct usage. Readers will discover:

• A foolproof strategy for choosing the correct pronoun
• Focus on all the important parts of grammar, from style and appearance to appropriateness and correctness
• How to ensure verb, subject, and number agreement
• The "whys" of the rules of grammar, not just the "hows"
• The truth about split infinitives
• How to handle, and, more importantly, not to mishandle the most important elements of writing
• Ungrammatical word use: words confused, misused, and abused Awesome

Grammar is the resource guide for readers from all walks of life, from students who want to improve their writing ability to businesspeople who need a quick refresher course on the rules.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601630438
Publisher:
Career Pr Inc
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
Awesome English Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,039,915
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Becky Burckmyer has been a professional writing coach, seminar leader, writer, and copy and developmental editor for more than 20 years. Her consulting clients have included John Hancock Insurance and Financial Services, the National Association of Independent Schools, BankBoston, Fleet Bank, Eastern Bank, MetLife, and Fidelity Investments. Her writing credits include a book on business writing, Why Does My Boss Hate My Writing? published by Barnes and Noble, and numerous articles in newsletters and trade periodicals. She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Sage Stossel is the cartoonist for Copy Editor. On Election Day in 1996, The Atlantic Online launched a weekly editorial cartoon feature drawn by Sage Stossel and named (aptly enough) "Sage, Ink." Since then, Stossel's whimsical work has been featured by The New York Times Week in Review, CNN Headline News, Cartoon Arts International/the New York Times Syndicate, and the Boston Globe. Her work is also included in Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year, (2005 and 2006) and Attack of the Political Cartoonists.

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