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The Big Ten of Grammar: Identifying and Fixing the Ten Most Frequent Grammatical Errors [Kindle Edition]

William Bradshaw
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Book Description

Have you ever hesitated when choosing between I or me? Have you had trouble figuring out tricky pronouns like who or whom? What about those always-troublesome comas--do they go before or after the quotation marks? If you're anything like the rest of us, you struggle with these age-old grammatical issues. In this practical and easy-to-understand handbook, Dr. William B. Bradshaw identifies the ten most common errors in English grammar and helps you to recognize and correct these mistakes, enabling you to write and speak with greater clarity in your personal and professional life. The Big Ten of Grammar is the perfect guide for students, teachers, and professionals to use in brushing up on their grammar.

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About the Author

William B. Bradshaw, a graduate of both the University of Missouri and Yale Divinity School, earned a PhD from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Bradshaw has served as a minister, a college English instructor, and a college president. The author of Fundraising: the System that Works and Sinister Among Us, Bradshaw resides with his wife, Betty June, in Missouri.

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  • File Size: 2512 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0825306779
  • Publisher: Beaufort Books; 1 edition (August 7, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0087OS5OE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,082,871 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful book. August 7, 2012
By Lisaea
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If you want to stand out from the crowd, use good grammar. This book will help you with any questions. It is well written and easy to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In-depth, detailed information you can use immediately! September 29, 2012
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Re: Grammar, this is the book to get. Well Written and to the point, not a waste of verbiage like many.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too many repetitive examples October 20, 2012
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The content is decent and the explanations are easy to follow. Having examples to illustrate a grammar rule is good, but the author goes overboard. There is no need to repeat the same explanation over and over; the approach may work in a classroom setting, but the nearly identical paragraphs repeated multiple times diminish the value that I get from reading the book. The faster-pace appendix suits me better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful April 1, 2013
By Emmey
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I have heard the author interviewed on the radio and really enjoyed it. This book is great for a refresher course on grammar and for quick help when I am not certain of useage. If you need a book to polish up your grammar this is it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, tight, and to the point September 30, 2012
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This is an excellent quickie course on the most common (and, to the grammar geek, most annoying) grammatical mistakes. Although a little repetitive to hammer the point across, it explains the errors and how to fix them in clear, nontechnical language. I would have liked the use of a few basic grammatical terms (such as "direct object"), but that's a personal quirk. And although I'm an obsessive editor and nitpicker myself, I did discover that I (together with 99% of English speakers) seem to have been making one minor error all my life. Oh well!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good news September 15, 2012
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If you've forgotten what Sister Katherine taught you (often with the helpful use of a ruler on the back of your knuckles when you made a mistake) back in grade school, this book can painlessly help you remember. Though it gets a little repetitive at times in the attempt to re-install the information in your brain, it has all the basic tools to jog your memory and help you with your own writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! What a great book! June 19, 2014
By M. Wade
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I really love "The Big Ten of Grammar"! It summed up all the common sticking points and gave their solutions in clear, concise, and informative terms. I wish I had had this book in High School English class. My writing is already improving and Mr. Bradshaw answered some questions that have plagued me for a long time (farther vs. further for example). A must have for writers who want to be better (especially if they don't have an editor).
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