Book Name: Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English 4th Edition
Author: Patricia T. O’Conner
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Pages: 320 pages
File format: PDF
Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English 4th Edition Pdf Book Description:
In this updated and expanded version of Woe Is I, former editor in The New York Times Book Review Patricia T. O’Conner unties the knottiest Bible tangles with the exact same insight and humor which have charmed and educated readers of earlier editions for ages. With new insights into the faith, wrongs, and maybes of English grammar and usage, O’Conner provides in Woe Is I down-to-earth explanations and plain-English answers into the language puzzles that bedevil us all.
“That is because English isn’t a stay-put language. It is always changing–enlarging here, decreasing there, trying to find new items, casting off old ones… Time does not stand still and neither does speech ”
In this fourth edition, O’Conner clarifies the way the use of a variety of phrases has evolved. By way of instance, the once-shunned”they,””them” and”their own” to an unknown someone is currently okay. Along with the conflict between”that” and”whom” has just been won, O’Conner states (hint: It was not by”whom”). Then there is the usage of”taller than me” in easy comparisons, rather than the ramrod-stiff”taller than I.””May” and”may,””use to” and”used to,” abbreviations which use intervals and the ones who don’t, along with the evolving definition of”specific” are explained here by O’Conner. The end result is an engaging, yet up-to-date and jargon-free manual to each reader questions regarding grammar, style, and use for the 21st century.
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