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Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again (Quick & Dirty Tips) Paperback – July 5, 2011
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“For anyone who writes, whether blogs or greeting cards, and anyone who speaks in public ... this book should be in your reference library!” ―City Book Review
“The book's tips will help increase SAT scores and will come in handy when writing papers or college entrance essays. You will find Fogarty's style to be warm, humorous, and accessible. Become a confident writer and speaker. You won't just sound smarter, you'll be smarter!” ―Portland Book Review
About the Author
MIGNON FOGARTY, the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network, is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Grammar Girl's Quick And Dirty Tips For Better Writing and The Grammar Devotional. Her straightforward, bite-sized tips on grammar have led to features in the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and an appearance on Oprah. She lives in Reno, Nevada.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is not all-inclusive. How can it be when it's only 101 misused words? But it does have some of my really big peeves: lie v. lay/ loose v. lose/ peak, peek, and pique/ affect v. effect/ complement v. compliment/ compose v. comprise, and more. One missing pair that really needed to be included but is not is "discrete v. discreet", but you can't have everything, I suppose.
And it's fun to read, written with a sense of humor and with clear explanations. Oh, if only this could get more people to care that you lay down the law but you lie down on your bed.
If you have trouble with common words like:
* affect vs effect
* affective vs effective
* breath vs breathe
* the big one.... I vs. me
* lay vs lie
*loose vs lose
* set vs sit
* who vs whom
and many others, this book is for you!
I admit, this book has been living in my bathroom for a long time, so I can flesh out my vocabulary while flushing... Anyway, great word choices, great examples that help me to remember... Every writer and blogger and Tweeter should buy this book.