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Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay: Practical Advice For The Grammatically Challenged / Edition 1
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Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay: Practical Advice For The Grammatically Challenged / Edition 1

by Richard Lederer, Richard Dowis, Jim McLean
 

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ISBN-10: 0312263945

ISBN-13: 9780312263942

Pub. Date: 04/01/2001

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

For years Richard Lederer has entertained fans of the English language with his keen insights, commonsense advice, and witty patter. Now Lederer and Richard Dowis take readers on another journey through our most "wiggy" of languages. How many times have we all heard the word "viable" used in company meetings? The authors show us how "viable" was at one time

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For years Richard Lederer has entertained fans of the English language with his keen insights, commonsense advice, and witty patter. Now Lederer and Richard Dowis take readers on another journey through our most "wiggy" of languages. How many times have we all heard the word "viable" used in company meetings? The authors show us how "viable" was at one time extracted from medical books, where it is actually defined as "capable of living," and placed into our consumer marketplace. Then there is confusion between "lay" and "lie," which the authors clear up once and for all. These and dozens of delightful examples make this book pure pleasure for language buffs, writers, and teachers.

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ISBN-13:
9780312263942
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,358,342
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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