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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.

 

The Chapters

 

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

 

You can find Woe is I for sale on Amazon.com.

 

 
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