Grammar Geek

Author: Michael Powell
Homepage_9781788402002

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  • : $16.95(AUD)
  • : 9781788402002
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : September 2019
  • : 16.99
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  • : Michael Powell
  • : Hardback
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Barcode 9781788402002
9781788402002

Description

English is full of beauty and surprises, yet despite being the lingua franca of the globalization world, it has a reputation for being difficult to learn because its grammar has also so many quirks and contradictions.


Did you know:
- "Terry loves yogurt" is an example of illeism
- preposition stranding is a bogus rule
- sometimes it's acceptable to begin a sentence with "but" or "and"
- "Could you pass the salt?" is "whimperative"
- it's OK to boldy split infinitives.


Many of us don't even know the basics, so not only does Grammar Geek reveal obscure grammar rules and bogus ones you can safely ignore, it's also a handy primer, so in the future you'll have no excuse for dangling a modifier or misplacing a semicolon.