Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again

By Mignon Fogarty; Fogarty
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312573379, 128pp.)

Publication Date: July 5, 2011

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Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. After realizing her fans were asking the same questions over and over, Mignon decided to focus her attention on those words that continuously confound the masses. In "Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again," you'll learn:
- When you should use affect and when effect is right
- Whether you should you say purposely or purposefully
- The difference between hilarious and hysterical

Packed with clear explanations, fun quotations showing the word used in context, and the quick and dirty memory tricks Mignon is known for, this friendly reference guide ends the confusion once and for all and helps you speak and write with confidence.

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.

Thursday, Jul 7, 2011

Further versus farther, compliment versus complement, affect versus effect � the ever-complex, often-irregular English language is full of traps and pitfalls. But don't despair! Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again is a gentle guide to proper usage. More at

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