The Birds and Bees of Words: A Guide to the Most Common Errors in Usage, Spelling, and Grammar

Allworth Press, 29.06.2010 - 208 Seiten
The user's guide to more than 30,000 words—new, old, and just plain fascinating

Himbo: a male bimbo.
Protire: leave a boring job to do something more interesting.
Sheeple: people who follow the crowd. These are just a few of the newly evolved words discussed and explained in The Birds and Bees of Words, an entertaining, informative  look at the ever-changing nature of the English language. More than 1,000 words are  featured on the book's list of new and inventive words; nearly 30,000 more words are discussed in sections including a look at word roots and how they are used in modern language; a list of words that are commonly misspelled or misunderstood; and a style
guide to usage rules and how and why they can be broken. Anyone who is intrigued by language, who is fascinated by words, or who simply wants to use our language clearly and effectively will enjoy The Birds and Bees of Words.

• A charming, informative look at the ever-evolving
English language
• More than 1,000 entertaining new words
• Perfect for students, teachers, writers, anyone
who loves words

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In our forgetfulness that English grammar and usage has evolved, Mary Embree makes a very common sense point when she says, "What mattters, is that our meaning is clear." The Birds and the Bees of ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2010)

Mary Embree is an author, literary consultant, editor, book doctor, and writers' workshop leader. She is the founder of Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network (SPAWN). A former film and television writer and researcher, she became a published author in the 1990s. Her most recent books are The Author's Toolkit: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing Your Book, a Writer's Digest Book Club selection now in its third edition, and Starting Your Career as a Freelance Editor, both published by Allworth Press.

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