- Publisher: Barnes & Noble (March 8, 2002)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0040IEM5W
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,887,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fumblerules: A Lighthearted Guide To Grammar And Good Usage
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At the beginning of the book, he bluntly tells you to `do as I say, not as I do' which it would behoove you to take notice of, as every chapter title is in itself a grammatical error. (And behoove seems to be his favorite word) For example, the chapter on double negatives is called: Don't use no double negatives. From run-on sentences to using negative statements, this book has it all.With colorful phrases like, `blond enough to make a bishop kick a hole through a stained glass window' and painfully demonstrative examples, this book is for anyone looking for an educational laugh. Safire's point is always clear, straight and to the point, making this one of my favorite books. Don't hesitate, and buy it now! (And don't start a sentence with a conjunction.)
But remember: Never use prepositions to end sentences with.
His Political dictionary is a masterpiece
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great book. Be aware, however, that this is a reprint of the book "How Not to Write."Published 2 months ago by David Hollander
one of the funniest and best teaching books. Makes grammar fun.Published 18 months ago by Luis Beguiristain