It will probably be much clearer. And that is the crux of the book, learn good grammar while being really mean and bashing up your bullies. Treibt ein Serientäter sein Unwesen? She gives reasonable critiques of the rules; she offers excellent advice throughout the book; she also never deigns to be the language authority, only its messenger. I listened to the audio version, which was a hoot, but a print version would be much easier to reference. It really brings home how crazy the english language is! But, at times it gets bogged down in its own cuteness.
Shortcuts in the Digital Age and the Meanies Who Hate Them 19. June Casagrande's writing is reader-friendly, witty but, sometimes, tiresome. But, if you have serious questions about grammar, skip this book and pick up Strunk and White's The Elements of Style or any other reputable grammar book. Especially something as dry and - yes, admittedly - boring as the science of grammar. Maybe a book more clearly arranged, more user-friendly, and, yes, more teacherly would be a better guide to follow.
Sure, good way to dress it, but does it work? It is condescending while trying to sound friendly , and it makes unnecessary mistakes we can split some infinitives, but Casagrande seems to split them for fun. Her jokes mostly hit the mark, and in several places I was laughing out loud in public places, trying to hide the fa I think this review is best done by simply discussing the conclusions I made while reading: Grammar Snobs is probably the funniest grammar book available. I might add that I gained many friends, while working there, and we all came to appreciate the joint effort to produce a professional product. I'm so certain the people who read this book will enjoy it that I recommend it to everyone who writes anything. Here's some good news for everyone who's ever been bullied into believing they can't speak their own language: The grammar snobs are bluffing. Among all the supposed fun are some well articulated and simple rules that might help make grammar easier for the long-bullied. This is one book that should be kept at your fingertips whenever you are writing something more involved than a shopping list.
Definitely witty and full of interesting tidbits and rules of those sticky points in the en Well, you've got to love a book that teaches you something and gives you some laughs at the same time. If it's the first, buy this book, because the whole thing is written in exactly this tone. So, on top of being fun enough to read that it doesn't feel like research, it contains a lot of research. I think this review is best done by simply discussing the conclusions I made while reading: Grammar Snobs is probably the funniest grammar book available. And if we retreat now, the meanies win. A Snob For All SeasonsShared Possessives 2. If they tell you otherwise, they're bluffing.
I Wish I Were BatgirlThe Subjunctive Mood 24. It is condescending while trying to sound friendly , and it makes unnecessary mistakes we can split some infinitives, but Casagrande seems to split them for fun. So referring to a person as grizzled refers to that individual having grayish hair, not to him or her being tough or weathered. Then compare the above Kilpatrick excerpt to what immediately followed. That said, there's a lot of good information buried in th I didn't expect the same level of enthusiasm as Lynn Truss put into , but I was disappointed in this. Maybe that's what they were thinking.
From the outset, we know that June Casagrande, an entertaining grammar columnist, does just that. Amateur grammar snobs are a lot like amateur gynecologists they're everywhere, they're all too eager to offer their services, and they're anything but gentle. The introduction is called 'Grammar Snobs Make Good Prison Brides'. It's easy to look something up, to find out what all those others will say, and maybe get a chuckle in the process. Also, endeavor to not be too harsh as snobs, because most rules have loopholes, if you are good enough a grammarian. One, grizzly bears were so named because brown grizzlies have silver-tipped fur. Snobbery Up With Which You Should Not PutPrepositions 7.
When I say nobody knows, I don't mean that the experts bicker over the right way to do these things. The author, June Casagrande, strove to arm her readers with ammunition to repel snide remarks from grammar snobs; those people who are constantly correcting or looking down their noses at others who use incorrect grammar. More, what you ma Grammar nazis, snobs, meanies- call them whatever you like- June Casagrande made sure to paint a picture of a bunch of conservative people with probably broomsticks stuck up their asses. Zumindest bis zu seinem elften Geburtstag. The Silence Of The LinguistsDouble Possessives and Possessives with Gerunds 30. The second will find it helpful.
Author June Casagrande covers pronoun agreement, commas, and lots of common errors. It's ridiculously informative, and you'll enjoy every minute of learning how our language actually works. It especially appeals to me because of its application to a career in the newspaper business, something I have in common with its author. Or at least, how devilishly tricky it can be. Although the title of the book should have given me a clue duh! Und so wird für Harry das erste Jahr in der Schule das spannendste, aufregendste und lustigste in seinem Leben. I like any purported authority who encourages speakers to do what they already intuitively know is right—-grammarians have ruined the language more than any backwater mountain man. Many people want a stern guide to grammar and punctu Note: This review is a repeat of a previous review with Casagrande's name substituted for the author of the original work.
She debates about and about every dictionary she's found nearby. June Casagrande, author of Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite, hates the former group; she explains how most of them know how to spot grammar mistakes but not how to explain why they're mistakes. Let us pray for their unceasing employment! My bailiwick was punctuation and grammar. Boy, do I look forward to dropping copies of this book on some grammar snobs I know, and some of their frequently frustrated victims, who will enjoy it as much as I did. This leads to the only true complaint that I have.