Woe is I
O’Conner’s book crams the most useful advice in its 250 pages to educate, entertain, and honestly explain a myriad of grammatical principles from subject -verb agreement, to dangling modifiers, and split infinitives. She does so with such whimsical titles as, “Plurals Before Swine” and “Whom Sweet Whom”.
Woe is I offers a commonsense approach to unravelling the complexity of English language usage and style. O'Connor abandons the prescriptivist attitude so common among grammar advocates and presents a witty, jargon-free discussion concerning the frequency of error and subjective interpretation of grammatical principles.
WOE IS I: Therapy for Pronoun Anxiety
PLURALS BEFORE SWINE: Blunders With Numbers
YOURS TRULY: The Possessives and the Possessed
THEY BEG TO DISAGREE: Putting Verbs in Their Place
VERBAL ABUSE: Words on the Endangered List
SPELLBOUND: How to Be Letter Perfect
SO TO SPEAK: Talking Points on Pronunciation
COMMA SUTRA: The Joy of Punctuation
THE COMPLEAT DANGLER: A Fish Out of Water
DEATH SENTENCE: Do Clichés Deserve to Die?
THE LIVING DEAD: Let Bygone Rules Be Gone
SAYING IS BELIEVING: How to Write What You Mean
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