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Booher's Rules of Business Grammar: 101 Fast and Easy Ways to Correct the Most Common Errors [NOOK Book]

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Speak and Write Like a Polished Professional

“Dianna Booher nails it! The Memory Tips alone are worth the price of the book. This one’s a gem.”

—John Baldoni, author of Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders and How Great Leaders Get Great Results



“Dianna Booher pulls off a deft and most impressive...

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Booher's Rules of Business Grammar: 101 Fast and Easy Ways to Correct the Most Common Errors

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Overview

Speak and Write Like a Polished Professional

“Dianna Booher nails it! The Memory Tips alone are worth the price of the book. This one’s a gem.”

—John Baldoni, author of Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders and How Great Leaders Get Great Results



“Dianna Booher pulls off a deft and most impressive feat: In writing about tight, top-flight grammar, she shows those very same skills in abundance.” —Louis R. Carlozo, features staff writer, Chicago Tribune



"This book seems to be most useful as a desk reference for individuals, but it will also be of interest to public libraries with collections that support career development."

--Library Journal



Does your client owe the principal or principle? Is your company moving forwards or forward? Do you have over ten years' experience, or more than ten years' experience?



Proper use of the written and spoken word determines whether or not you move ahead in your career. In Booher's Rules of Business Grammar, business communication guru Dianna Booher identifies the top 101 mistakes made in emails, presentations, and conversations every day. She briefly examines each one and explains what you need to know in order to avoid future mistakes. In addition, Booher includes effective “memory tricks” to reinforce comprehension and retention. In no time, you will learn how to:



  • Recognize and rectify embarrassing grammatical mistakes


  • Improve the clarity of what you say and write


  • Solidify your understanding through the use of “memory tricks”


  • Master the language-so you can focus on your business!




Whether you decide to skim it and correct a mistake a minute or read the whole book in a couple of hours, use Booher's Rules of Business Grammar to set yourself apart as an expert communicator.

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Library Journal

Bad grammar can be a stumbling block for individuals trying to advance their careers. Booher, the CEO of communications training firm Booher Consultants, has collected 101 common mistakes that appear in business presentations, emails, and documents. Starting with some of the tricky irregular verb forms (lie v. lay) she moves on to modifiers, pronouns, and various comparatives (fewer and less), as well as punctuation and stylistic concerns. Each section is short, usually two to three pages, and includes an explanation along with examples and a final tip to help readers remember the rule. There are some fun facts, like the role of manual typesetting in creating the rules for which punctuation marks precede quotation marks; evidently, smaller punctuation marks fell out of the case unless they were held in place by the quotation marks. This book seems to be most useful as a desk reference for individuals, but it will also be of interest to public libraries with collections that support career development.
—Judy Solberg

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071641395
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,047,148
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dianna Booher is CEO of Booher Consultants, a communication training firm, whose high-profile clients include NASA, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, BP, and Siemens Medical. Her training programs are licensed and used through strategic partners around the world.
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  • Posted November 18, 2008

    A Helpful Resource for Everyone

    I've found this book to be a very helpful resource as I write articles for the monthly newsletter at the nonprofit agency where I work. I was surprised to find mistakes that I often make without realizing it. Booher¿s book highlights these common mistakes in a style that is fun to read, and easy to remember. I¿m looking forward to reading more!

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  • Posted October 22, 2008

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    Booher's Rules is the Grammar Bible and is a must-read for any person whose responsibilities include any type of writing or presenting. Bottom line: Booher's guide is an excellent quick reference that no desk or person should be without!

    You might think a book on grammar would be boring¿but not so with Booher¿s Rules¿it rules! Booher divides these 101 fabulous tips into ten typically troublesome areas, including verbs, pronouns, modifiers, adjectives and adverbs, parallelism, punctuation, possessives, redundancies, common errors, and spelling. Each tip describes the rule in an easy-to-understand fashion and uses witty, relevant examples to cleverly illustrate its point. A ¿Memory Tip¿ is included at the end of each rule, so you won¿t forget what you¿ve learned after reading the book. <BR/><BR/>Booher contends that ¿people don¿t ask about things they don¿t know they don¿t know.¿ After reading her book, I¿m convinced. As an author myself, I was pleased to discover some tricks I didn¿t know and answers to some of my most perplexing writing challenges. You may not even know the extent of some of your bad habits. What might sound like proper grammar to you may actually be bad grammar. To find out, take the free grammar assessment at www.boohersrules.com. If you¿re not pleased with your score, read Booher¿s Rules, and your improved grammar will boost your image as a credible, competent professional.

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  • Posted October 21, 2008

    A Grammar Book That Is Helpful AND Fun!

    Grammar, fun? Yes! I even found myself looking ahead to see what else was in store! If this kind of thing can be this entertaining, it could revolutionize businesses, universities, schools...anywhere people are pulling their hair trying to keep their sanity while trying to keep a firm grip on professional accuracy! In the overflow of emails, letters, websites, and so on, this book is a lifesaver. It is not only user-friendly, it is fun, funny, and downright enjoyable! Even if you are one who hated grammar time in school, you will love THIS grammar book! Most of the chapter titles are common mistakes of our current culture and many are mine! Dianna has made this geeky subject one we can all enjoy revisiting. The explanations of proper usage (like when to use "affect" instead of "effect", "have gone" instead of "have went") are light-hearted while being clear and precise. Remember, "'i' before 'e', except after 'c'"? There are tons of those type of helps in Booher's ¿Memory Tips¿ at the end of each chapter, as well as subjects like where to put commas and where not to put them. Keep this book close by for yourself or for anyone you work with or supervise who is responsible for anything written. It will keep embarrassing bad grammar in check! There really is a correct way to use the verbs "lie" and "lay¿. Who knew?? Dianna, that's who!

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  • Posted October 20, 2008

    Dianna delivers another winning guide!

    I admit that I may be somewhat of a Dianna groupie, but it is only because of what I have come to expect from her books...and she consistently delivers. I already have read Speak with Confidence and Communicate with Confidence. Since I am in the process of writing a book myself, I wanted to get an up-to-date, easy-to-read, user-friendly one-stop guide to good grammar. Again, Dianna doesn't disappoint. I am especially troubled by the use of the passive voice (just ask my automated grammar checker). This was the first thing I researched in Dianna's book. Her tips on turning a passive sentence to active and the importance of consistency within a sentence were extremely helpful - while still acknowledging the value of variety and not needing to be a strict disciplinarian about it (okay, perhaps that last sentence could use some editing by Dianna)- but, I hope you get the point. This book is well worth the investment of your time and your money.

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