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`Connor Patricia Название: Second Book of Bridge Problems ISBN: 1771400110 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781771400114 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2709 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: 50 problems in declarer play and defence for the beginning or near-beginning bridge player, presented in approximate order of difficulty.
Автор: O`Conner, Patricia T. Название: Woe is I (Expanded Edition) ISBN: 1594480060 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781594480065 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1580 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: 1917 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.
Описание: 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"
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