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Author Diorio, Joseph J., author.

Title A few words about words : a common-sense look at writing and grammar / Joe Diorio.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Beaufort Books, [2021]
©2021
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  425 DIO    DUE 08-31-22
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Description 193 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note On cover "abuot" is shown with the transpose proofreading mark around the u and o.
Contents Gramma Wamma -- Typos and proofreading -- Punctuation -- Write what you mean and mean what you write -- The business of writing -- Phraseology follies -- A few words about numbers -- Swear it out -- Don't label "dis" language -- Festivus, a collection of grammatical pet peeves -- The final word.
Summary Penned by a writer who had to teach himself the rules of English grammar, A Few Words About Words offers an easy and accessible approach to understanding and using the English language. In a world dominated by countless print and social media outlets, written communication is king. Writing “your” when you mean “you’re” and “there” when you mean “they’re” can make the difference between getting or not getting new business. A missing comma can result in a PR catastrophe, and a well-written line can be remembered for generations. And yet, many native speakers struggle with the English language. Spawned from the widely-circulated and beloved newsletter of the same name, Joe Diorio’s A Few Words About Words blends quick-witted anecdotes from more than 30 years of newsletter entries that highlight the common, uncommon, and surprising grammar mistakes most English speakers make. The result is a digestible, all-encompassing look at English grammar. For anyone who has ever wondered whether “also” should follow or precede the verb; if there’s a difference between ‘preventive’ or ‘preventative’; or whether the Oxford comma is as important as everyone says it is, this book provides relief for many common grammar anxieties. Humorous, enlightening, and completely comprehensible, A Few Words About Words will be the go-to grammar guide you pick up and can’t put down.
Subject English language -- Grammar.
English language -- Rhetoric.
English language -- Style.
English language -- Usage.
Cover Title Few words abuot words
ISBN 9780825309472 (paperback)
0825309476 (paperback)
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