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The Grouchy Grammarian: A How-not-to Guide to the 47 Most Common Mistakes in English Made by Journalists, Broadcasters and Others Who Should Know Better (Social Science) [Hardcover]

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Table of Contents

The Grouch and I. The Topics. 1. Think! 2. Agreement; or, Where Did the Subject Go? 3. Special Kinds of Subjects. 4. A Bit More about Each. 5. There–the Introducer. 6. Former Greats. 7. Just Because They Sound Alike. 8. The Reason Isn′t Because. 9. May and Might: Did They or Didn′t They? 10. As of Yet. 11. Floaters and Danglers. 12. A.M./Morning, P.M./Afternoon, Evening. 13. Would Have vs. Had. 14. Apostrophe Atrocities. 15. It′s a Contraction–Really. 16. Whom Cares? 17. Whiches, Who′s, and That′s. 18. Where′s the Irony? 19. The Intrusive Of. 20. Preposition Propositions. 21. But Won′t You Miss Me? 22. Well, Better, Best, Most. 23. Between Who and What?: Prepositions with More Than One Object. 24. Other . . . or Else. 25. Lie, Lay. 26. A Case of Lead Poisoning. 27. Silly Tautologies. 28. False Series. 29. French Misses. 30. None Is, None Are? 31. Drug Is a Drag. It Must Have Snuck In. 32. And/Or. 33. Overworked and Undereffective. 34. Quantities, Numbers. 35. Watering What You′re Writing: The Alleged Criminal and the Alleged Crime. 36. Only But Not Lonely. 37. Pairs–Some Trickier Than Others. 38. Between vs. Among. 39. Those Good Old Sayings. 40. Fuzz. 41. As . . .Than. 42. Not Appropriate. 43. Sorry, You′ve Already Used That One. 44. From Classical Tongues. 45. Like, Like. 46. Just the Facts, Ma′am. 47. Lost Causes? The Grouch Reflects. Afterword. Using This Book. Thanks. From the Grouch′s Shelves–A Bibliography. Index.

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