The Grammar Devotional

Author: Mignon Fogarty
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1429964405
Release Date: 2009-10-27
Genre: Reference

Millions of fans around the globe punctuate properly and communicate clearly thanks to Mignon Fogarty's practical and easy-to-remember advice about writing style and word usage. Her first book, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, hit the New York Times bestseller list, and her weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 20 million times and hailed by USA Today as "authoritative but warm." Now, in tip-of-the-day form, Grammar Girl serves up 365 lessons on language that are sure to inspire. Filled with new, bite-size writing tips, fun quizzes and puzzles, and efficient memory tricks, The Grammar Devotional gives you a daily dose of knowledge to improve your writing and also serves as a lasting reference you'll use for years to come.

Grammar Girl s 101 Misused Words You ll Never Confuse Again

Author: Mignon Fogarty
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429940573
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Reference

Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. After realizing her fans were asking the same questions over and over, Mignon decided to focus her attention on those words that continuously confound the masses. In Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again, you'll learn: - When you should use affect and when effect is right- Whether you should you say purposely or purposefully- The difference between hilarious and hystericalPacked with clear explanations, fun quotations showing the word used in context, and the quick and dirty memory tricks Mignon is known for, this friendly reference guide ends the confusion once and for all and helps you speak and write with confidence.

Grammar Girl s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Author: Mignon Fogarty
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1429977493
Release Date: 2008-07-08
Genre: Reference

Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in this New York Times bestseller Are you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using "who" when a "whom" is called for? Do you avoid the words "affect" and "effect" altogether? Grammar Girl is here to help! Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar—but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. A couple of years ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. The podcasts have now been downloaded more than twenty million times, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility that the podcasts are known for, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing covers the grammar rules and word-choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. From "between vs. among" and "although vs. while" to comma splices and misplaced modifiers, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help readers recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock-full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl's print debut deserves a spot on every communicator's desk.

Grammar Girl s 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know

Author: Mignon Fogarty
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429940581
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Reference

Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary—one word at a time—with Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know. Not sure whether your post-high school vocabulary is up to snuff? This handy reference guide is a great starting point for ensuring you know the words that will help you impress your college professors, hold your own among your peers, write killer papers, and simply sound articulate—a skill that will benefit you for years to come. Full of clear, straightforward definitions and fun quotations from luminaries such as J.D. Salinger and Susan B. Anthony, to characters such as Marge and Homer Simpson, this highly-useable guidebook gives you the confidence to succeed and sets you up for a lifetime of success.

Grammar Girl s 101 Words to Sound Smart

Author: Mignon Fogarty
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429951296
Release Date: 2011-11-08
Genre: Reference

Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary—one smart word at a time—with Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart. Are you often stumped for the perfect way to say or write something? Do you find yourself using the same words over and over? Grammar Girl to the rescue! This handy reference guide contains 101 words that will enhance your writing, adding nuance, subtlety, and insight. Using these words in speeches, you'll sound confident and articulate—a skill that will benefit you for years to come. Full of clear, straightforward definitions and fun quotations from historic luminaries such as Leonardo da Vinci and Charlotte Bronte as well as contemporary notables such as Dave Eggers and Rowan Atkinson, this highly useable guidebook gives you the ability to speak and write eloquently at any occasion, setting you up for a lifetime of success.

Grammar Girl s 101 Troublesome Words You ll Master in No Time

Author: Mignon Fogarty
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466825185
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Genre: Reference

Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now she's turning her attention to solving your worst problems—one troublesome word at a time. Are you feeling "all right" or "alright"? Does "biweekly" mean twice a week or every two weeks? Do you run a gauntlet or a gantlet? Is a pair of twins four people or two? The English language is always changing, and that means we are left with words and phrases that are only sort of wrong (or worse, have different definitions depending on where you look them up). How do you know which to use? Grammar Girl to the rescue! This handy reference guide contains the full 411 on 101 words that have given you trouble before—but will never again. Full of clear, straightforward definitions and fun quotations from pop culture icons such as Gregory House and J. K. Rowling, as well as from classical writers such as Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin, this highly-useable guidebook takes the guesswork out of your writing, so you'll never be at a loss for words again.

Grammar Girl s Punctuation 911

Author: Mignon Fogarty
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429958806
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Genre: Reference

Previously published as part of Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing. Online sensation Grammar Girl makes punctuation fun and easy in Grammar Girl's Punctuation 911. Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad punctuation—but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. A couple of years ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make with grammar. The podcasts have now been downloaded more than twenty million times, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Now, Mignon tackles the most commonly asked questions regarding punctuation. From semi-colons to serial commas and ellipses to asterisks, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help readers recall and apply those troublesome punctuation rules.

Quick and Dirty Tips for Life After College

Author: Mignon Fogarty
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466821750
Release Date: 2012-09-24
Genre: Reference

Graduating college is a momentous achievement. But once the diploma is awarded and the parties are over...now what? What's the next step? How do we bridge the gap between our college days and the "real world"? That's where the experts at Quick and Dirty Tips come in. Their wisdom and experience will turn your uncertainty into confidence, your ineptitude into skill, and your questions into answers. In this essential guide for life after college, 12 experts from the Quick and Dirty Tips network tackle the most important issues facing every recent grad. Including: - How do I get a job? - Should I go to law school? - How do I lose the weight I gained in college? - Can writing become a career? - Is my resume causing my unemployment? - How do I stock a healthy kitchen on a budget? - How can I use math to land my dream job? And many others! Incorporate this insightful advice into your post-college life and you'll cruise straight to real life success!

REPLY ALL and Other Ways to Tank Your Career

Author: Richie Frieman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250037268
Release Date: 2013-09-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Frieman, host of the "Modern Manners Guy" podcast on the Quick and Dirty Tips network, wants to help his fellow young professionals navigate the waters of office life and create a hazard-free career. His approach alternates between the buddy-buddy and tough love approach: "Say it with me: The world doesn't owe me anything." Complete with tips from celebrities and successful businesspeople, such as the cofounder of Warby Parker and the owner of Magnolia Bakery, the author covers job interview etiquette, the art of making a good impression, the best way to handle a first day on the job, dealing with co-workers and office politics, socializing at work, handling social media at work, not losing it at work events, business travel etiquette, and workplace relationships.

Common Errors in English Usage

Author: Paul Brians
Publisher: Franklin, Beedle & Associates, Inc.
ISBN: 1887902899
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Online version of Common Errors in English Usage written by Paul Brians.

For Who the Bell Tolls

Author: David Marsh
Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing
ISBN: 9781783350131
Release Date: 2013-10-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

For Who the Bell Tolls is a book that explains the grammar that people really need to know, such as the fact that an apostrophe is the difference between a company that knows its s*** and a company that knows it's s***, or the importance of capital letters to avoid ambiguity in such sentences as 'I helped my Uncle Jack off his horse.' David Marsh's lifelong mission has been to create order out of chaos. For four decades, he has worked for newspapers, from the Sun to the Financial Times, from local weeklies that sold a few thousand copies to the Guardian, with its global readership of nine million, turning the sow's ear of rough-and-ready reportage into a passable imitation of a silk purse. The chaos might be sloppy syntax, a disregard for grammar or a fundamental misunderstanding of what grammar is. It could be an adherence to 'rules' that have no real basis and get in the way of fluent, unambiguous communication at the expense of ones that are actually useful. Clear, honest use of English has many enemies: politicians, business and marketing people, local authority and civil service jargonauts, rail companies, estate agents, academics . . . and some journalists. This is the book to help defeat them. 'A splendid and, more importantly, sane book on English grammar.' Mark Forsyth, author of The Etymologicon

The Grammar Bible

Author: Michael Strumpf
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805075607
Release Date: 2004-07-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

For more than a quarter of a century, as the creator and proprietor of the National Grammar Hot Line, Michael Strumpf helped thousands of callers from every corner of the globe tackle the thorniest issues of English grammar. In The Grammar Bible, he answers the most common, the most insightful, and the funniest questions asked of him by students, editors, lawyers, doctors, and writers of all stripes. Professor Strumpf's unique question-and-answer sections follow concise but thorough explanations of the various elements of good grammar, from parts of speech to types of sentences; together, they comprise the ideal primer on speech and writing, showing readers how to express themselves more impressively. Whether you need a comprehensive review of the subjunctive mood or simply want to know which form of a verb to use, The Grammar Bible is a practical handbook that will enlighten, educate, and entertain you.

The Things That Matter

Author: Nate Berkus
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780679644316
Release Date: 2012
Genre: House & Home

The acclaimed designer and author of the best-selling Home Rules presents a sumptuously illustrated guide to meaningful home decorating that builds on a premise that a house's objects reflect its owners, providing tours and stories about some of the favorite family and celebrity homes the author helped design. 100,000 first printing.