Woe Is I

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Woe Is I

The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English

By Patricia T. O'Conner

Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781573223317, 265pp.

Publication Date: July 27, 2010

Description
In this new edition of Woe Is I, Patricia T. O Conner unties the knottiest grammar tangles and displays the same lively humor that has charmed and enlightened grateful readers for years. With new chapters on spelling and punctuation, and fresh insights into the rights, wrongs, and maybes of English grammar and usage, Woe Is I offers down-to-earth explanations and plain-English solutions to the language mysteries that bedevil all of us:
Avoid the persistent (and persistently embarrassing) grammatical errors that bewilder the best andthe brightest
Pronounce and spell words that even the smartest people mangle
Correctly use hundreds of woefully abused words and phrases.


About the Author
Patricia T. O'Conner, a former editor at the New York Times Book Review, has written for many magazines and newspapers. She is the author of two other books on language and writing, Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know About Writing and You Send Me: Getting It Right When You Write Online.

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