Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know

Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know

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by Mignon Fogarty
     
 

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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 30 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary--one word at a time--with Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know.

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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 30 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary--one word at a time--with Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know.

Not sure whether your post-high school vocabulary is up to snuff? This handy reference guide is a great starting point for ensuring you know the words that will help you impress your college professors, hold your own among your peers, write killer papers, and simply sound articulate--a skill that will benefit you for years to come.

Full of clear, straightforward definitions and fun quotations from luminaries such as J.D. Salinger and Susan B. Anthony, to characters such as Marge and Homer Simpson, this highly-useable guidebook gives you the confidence to succeed and sets you up for a lifetime of success.

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"A fun and useful gift for any grad." —City Book Review

 

"101 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know will help you impress professors and bosses, write killer papers, and hold your own in any conversation ... Let the go-to gal of grammar help you with your vocabulary skills and you’ll be set for life." —Portland Book Review

 

Praise for Grammar Girl:

“Delightfully droll . . . Grammar Girl gives clear explanations with helpful examples.”—Los Angeles Times

"Fogarty has become the country’s go-to girl on grammar. Helpful. Smart. Funny. Fans find Grammar Girl to be all those things.”—The Seattle Times

Portland Book Review

101 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know will help you impress professors and bosses, write killer papers, and hold your own in any conversation ... Let the go-to gal of grammar help you with your vocabulary skills and you'll be set for life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312573454
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Series:
Quick & Dirty Tips Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
452,898
Product dimensions:
4.86(w) x 7.14(h) x 0.36(d)

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Meet 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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Ad Hoc

 

Ad hoc is literally Latin meaning “for this.” We use ad hoc in English to describe something temporary, something that was created for a specific purpose or is a one-off. For example, an ad hoc decorations committee could be created for the sole purpose of organizing the prom decorations, and an ad hoc theme song meeting could be called to address the one specific issue of what theme song should be chosen. After their duties are fulfilled, the ad hoc committees disband and the ad hoc meetings adjourn.

It’s my belief that [the CIA’s] assassinations have always been ad hoc efforts, organized usually at the behest of policymakers above the agency—and usually unsuccessful.

—Aldrich Ames, CIA officer who spied for other countries, in William Safire’s book The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

 

Copyright © 2011 by Mignon Fogarty, Inc.

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