When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People: How to Avoid Common Errors in English

When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People: How to Avoid Common Errors in English

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by Ann Batko
     
 
Are you worried that how you speak or write is holding you back at work? Do you fear you're making frequent conversational errors, but just aren't sure what's correct? Ever stumble when choosing between "who" and "whom," "affect" and "effect," "lay" and "lie"?If so, then When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People should be at the top of your reading list. This

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Are you worried that how you speak or write is holding you back at work? Do you fear you're making frequent conversational errors, but just aren't sure what's correct? Ever stumble when choosing between "who" and "whom," "affect" and "effect," "lay" and "lie"?If so, then When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People should be at the top of your reading list. This comprehensive, easy-to-use reference is a program designed to help you identify and correct the most common errors in written and spoken English. After a short and simple review of some basic principles, this book is organized in the most useful way possible-by error type, such as "Problem Pronouns" or "Mixing up Words that Sound the Same." You choose how to work your way through, either sequentially or in the order most relevant to you. Each unit contains tests at the end to help you reinforce what you've learned.

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Soundview Executive Book Summaries
When writing a business memo or a correspondence, choosing between lie or lay, who and whom, or affect and effect can be vexing for even the most prolific writer. In When Bad Grammar Happens to Good People, business coach and editor Ann Batko presents an easy-to-use guidebook to help writers at all levels improve their word usage and untangle themselves from the most daunting complexities of the English language. Her excellent grammatical advice is usable, straightforward and conversational. Copyright © 2004 Soundview Executive Book Summaries

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785820925
Publisher:
Castle Books
Publication date:
03/15/2006
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.97(d)

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