Book, Print in English

Woe is I: the grammarphobe's guide to better English in plain English

Patricia T. O'Conner.
  • New York : Riverhead Books, 2009.
  • Updated and expanded 3rd ed.
  • xx, 265 pages ; 21 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • This updated edition of the witty bestseller provides jargon-free answers to the basics of grammar, style, and usage.
Contents
  • CH. 1 Woe Is I: Therapy for Pronoun Anxiety
  • CH. 2 Plurals Before Swine: Blunders With Numbers
  • CH. 3 Yours Truly: The Possessives and the Possessed
  • CH. 4 They Beg to Disagree: Putting Verbs in Their Place
  • CH. 5 Verbal Abuse: Words on the Endangered List
  • CH. 6 Spellbound: How to Be Letter Perfect
  • CH. 7 So to Speak: Talking Points on Pronunciation
  • CH. 8 Comma Sutra: The Joy of Punctuation
  • CH. 9 Compleat Dangler: A Fish Out of Water
  • CH. 10 Death Sentence: Do Cliches Deserve to Die?
  • CH. 11 Living Dead: Let Bygone Rules Be Gone
  • CH. 12 Saying Is Believing: How to Write What You Mean.
Other information
  • Rev. and updated ed. of: 3rd ed., 2008.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-253) and index.
Additional form
ISBN
  • 9781594488900 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 1594488908 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 9781573223317
  • 157322331X
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2009023299
  • OCLC: 311778310
  • OCLC: 311778310