I read this as part of my ongoing research to hone my skills for a book I'm editing. Tangentially, it will improve my writing as well. The Grouch is particularly precise, and very demanding. He is far Thomas Parrish.
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If so, you're not alone. Some of the most prominent professionalsin TV broadcasting and at major newspapers and magazines-people whoreally should know better-are guilty of making all-too-commongrammatical errors. In this delightfully amusing, clever guide,Thomas Parrish points out real-life grammar gaffes from top-notchpublications such as the New York Times and the New Yorker toillustrate just how widespread these errors are.
With red pen inhand, Parrish's fictional friend the Grouchy Grammarian leads thecharge, examining the forty-seven most common mistakes in Englishand imparting the basics of good grammar with a charming mixture offussiness and common sense.
All of which makes The GrouchyGrammarian the most entertaining, accessible how-not-to guideyou'll ever read. Product Details Author: Thomas Parrish. Format: Hardcover. Pages: Publisher: Wiley October 8, Language: English. ISBN Weight: 12oz. Case Pack: File: Wiley-wiley. Folder: Wiley. Shipping Origin: Wiley Discount Code: D. Orders that do not qualify for free shipping will be verified prior to order processing. Estimated Delivery: Due to Covid, delivery times may be longer than usual.
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The Grouchy Grammarian
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ISBN 13: 9780471223832
He illustrates dreadful things that people do with apostrophes, problems with subject and verb agreement, the misuse of former , the incorrect use of whom , dangling participles, malapropisms, and more. As his subtitle makes clear, his examples are mostly taken from the media, which I feel sometimes shines the spotlight too brightly on errors made by broadcasters and journalists. Theirs is a stressful occupation with constantly looming deadlines in which it is all too easy to make a slip that cannot be recalled and corrected. Mr Parrish would, I suspect, argue that a more thorough knowledge of the basics would prevent the most egregious errors. Perhaps so. But Thomas Parrish is no knee-jerk pedant. His greatest concern is that whatever we write, we should say clearly what we mean to say.