Woe is I Jr.: The Younger Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in PlainEnglish (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 10, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 176 pages
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Shrek? Earwax-flavored jelly beans? Poems about meatballs? Who on earth would use all these to explain the rules of grammar? Must be Patricia T. O'Conner!

Just like Woe Is I, her national bestseller for adults, the junior version uses conversational language and witty, entertaining examples to show how fun and easy it can be to use good English. It's a humorous reference book you'll actually enjoy pulling off the shelf. Like a humorous Strunk and White for 4th through 8th graders, this is destined to become a must-have for every English classroom and student.




  

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Review: Woe is I Jr.: The Younger Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in PlainEnglish

User Review  - Manan - Goodreads

A guide to speak proper english in a funny way and this book explains clearly. Read full review

Review: Woe is I Jr.: The Younger Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in PlainEnglish

User Review  - Darya - Goodreads

This book is great for anyone, young or old, who needs a refresher in grammar or who hasn't learned some of the fundamentals, without all the pain. It's very useful and easy to grasp. Highly recommend it. Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1I WITNESS
CHAPTER 2PLURALS BEFORE SWINE
CHAPTER 3YOURS TRULY
CHAPTER 4ACTION FIGURES
CHAPTER 5WORKING OUT
CHAPTER 6SMALL MIRACLES
CHAPTER 8CAPITAL CRIMES
CHAPTER 9ENDANGERED LIST
CHAPTER 10CONNECTING THE DOTS
CHAPTER 11TALES FROM THE CRYPT
CHAPTER 12ONLINE SKATING
GRAMMAR TALK
INDEX
Copyright

CHAPTER 7CASTING A SPELL

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About the author (2007)

Patricia T. O'Conner, a former editor at the New York Times Book Review, has written for many magazines and newspapers. She is the author of two other books on language and writing, Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know About Writing and You Send Me: Getting It Right When You Write Online.

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