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My Grammar and I (or Should That be 'Me'?)

Old-School Ways to Sharpen Your English

By Caroline Taggart, J. A. Wines

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Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Published In: UK, 01 September 2011
'Will do for grammar what Eats Shoots and Leaves did for punctuation' - The Times A runaway hit and Sunday Times bestseller in 2008, My Grammar and I has continued to grow in popularity, becoming the go-to guide for grammar. Repackaged with a fresh jacket design, this much-loved gift title is now available in paperback, for new readers and fans of the series alike. My Grammar and I offers amusing examples of awful grammar, while steering you in the direction of grammatical greatness. Taking you on a tour of the English language through the minefield of rules and conditions that can catch you out, from dangling modifiers to split infinitives, it highlights the common pitfalls that every English language user faces on a day to day basis. Refreshing everything you should have learnt at school and more, My Grammar and I is informative yet entertaining - an ideal buy for any English language enthusiast.


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A runaway hit and Sunday Times bestseller in 2008, My Grammar and I has continued to grow in popularity, becoming the go-to guide for grammar.

EAN: 9781843176572
ISBN: 1843176572
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.3 centimeters (0.15 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

About the Author

Caroline Taggart has worked in publishing for nearly 30 years, the last 18 of them as a freelance editor of non-fiction. She has edited innumerable natural history titles, notably Jonathan Scott's Big Cat Diary books and the tie-in to the BBC series Walking with Dinosaurs, as well as books on gardening, cookery, health, witchcraft, pop music, the Blitz, the D-Day landings, the House of Commons and the English language. She has also written a handbook for mature students and an encyclopaedia of dogs. The first book Caroline wrote was I Used To Know That, a Sunday Times bestseller published in 2008. This was followed by My Grammar and I (also a Sunday Times bestseller), Answers to Rhetorical Questions, A Classical Education, An Apple A Day and Pushing the Envelope. Her books have appeared in the Sunday Times, Daily Express, Daily Telegraph, the Times, the Sun and many other publications, and her frequent television and radio appearances include BBC1 Breakfast, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live.


will do for grammar what Eats Shoots and Leaves did for punctuation The Times Beautifully produced... a lot of fun Tribune If you belong to the generation who missed out on being taught grammar at school then out this book on top of your Christmas wish list. If you were taught, then put it on your wish list. Everyone should have this book, in fact... a great stocking filler for total grammar novices and experts alike The Northern Echo Sensible and concise... shows you how to make our wonderful, fluid language work for you rather than against you The Good Book Guide This book would be the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who is genuinely interested in why we write the way in which we do, or who likes doing what's right and proper The Basingstoke Gazette A useful book for anyone with an interest in the English language and an excellent stocking filler The Wolverhampton Chronicle A useable refresher... pedants will also find answers to those evergreen contentious teasers The Bournemouth Daily Echo It's a little gem that takes you on a tour of the English language Knutsford Guardian

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5 review(s)
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Edward McDonald on
An excellent grammar book, very easy to read, amusing in places, and right up to date with the latest in English grammar. Very reasonably priced as well.
Pam Goldsmith on
Still working my way through this. Very interesting. Reminds me of a school book I had as a child - First aid for English.It had all the proverbs and group names - like "A parliament of crows". I loved that book.
James Black on
Everybody over the age of 16 should read this book if the proper use of the English language is to be maintained.
Bruce McGechan on
A great buy. Some very useful information, often presented in an amusing way. Very useful for anyone who wants to make sure that some of the conundrums in the English language are easily understood.
Stephen John Bentley on
A wonderfully whimsical, but very practical and accessible guide to the building blocks of the English language.
The book is light, full of humour but comprehensive in its scope, and should be extremely useful for student and teacher alike.

A big thumbs-up from me!

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