GRAMMAR GEEK


GRAMMAR GEEK

SUSANNA GEOGHEGAN & M. POWELL    Book Number: 90296    Product format: Hardback

English has a reputation for being difficult to learn because its grammar has so many quirks and contradictions. Our book is filled with amuse-bouches about the system and structure of the English language and some useful rules to sort out some of those niggling blind spots about apostrophes and when to use initial capital letters or an ellipsis. It begins with the parts of speech - all eight - which are noun, pronoun, adjective, verb, adverb, preposition, conjunction and interjections showing emotion, feeling or a reaction. There are ten reasons to use an apostrophe. 'Terry loves yoghurt' is an example of illeism. 'Could you pass the salt?' is whimperative. The comic technique 'Pull back and reveal' often uses a paraprosdokian. Titivate your prose and make fewer errors and write well (not better!) 96 grey and pink beautifully designed pages with line art.
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ISBN 9781788402002
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