Описание: Do you cringe when a talking head pronounces "niche" as NITCH? Do you get bent out of shape when your teenager begins a sentence with "and"? Do you think British spellings are more "civilised" than the American versions? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you're myth-informed. In Origins of the Specious, word mavens Patricia T. O'Conner and Stewart Kellerman reveal why some of grammar's best-known "rules" aren't--and never were--rules at all. This playfully witty, rigorously researched book sets the record straight about bogus word origins, politically correct fictions, phony fran ais, fake acronyms, and more. Here are some shockers: "They" was once commonly used for both singular and plural, much the way "you" is today. And an eighteenth-century female grammarian, of all people, is largely responsible for the all-purpose "he." From the Queen's English to street slang, this eye-opening romp will be the toast of grammarphiles and the salvation of grammarphobes. Take our word for it.
Автор: O`Conner, Patricia T. Название: Woe is I (Expanded Edition) ISBN: 1594480060 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781594480065 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1197 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: O`Conner, Patricia T. Название: Woe is I Jr. ISBN: 0399243313 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780399243318 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1452 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: As Patricia T. O Conner proved in the original Woe Is I, a national bestseller, grammar can be entertaining and easy to understand. And now she s made it fun for middle-graders. With funny chapters like Incredible Shrinking Words, silly poems about meatballs, and examples that reference Shrek and earwax jelly beans, kids will know this isn t a dry, boring reference book. Instead, conversational language and humorous examples painlessly illuminate the rules of the English language.
Like a humorous Strunk and White for 4th through 8th graders, this is destined to become a must-have for every English classroom and student.
Автор: Patricia T., O`Conner Название: Woe is I Jr. ISBN: 0147519160 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780147519160 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 854 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Shrek? Earwax-flavoured jellybeans? Poems about meatballs? Who would use all these to explain the rules of grammar? Must be Patricia T. O`Conner. Just like she did in Woe is I, her national bestseller for adults, this young readers version uses simple language and witty, entertaining examples to show how fun and easy it can be to use good English.
Автор: O`Conner, Patricia T. Название: Woe Is I Expanded HC Edition ISBN: 1573222526 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781573222525 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1705 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
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