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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As Patricia T. O?Conner proved in the original Woe Is I, a national bestseller, grammar can be entertaining and easy to understand. And now she?s made it fun for middle-graders. With funny chapters like ?Incredible Shrinking Words,? silly poems about meatballs, and examples that reference Shrek and earwax jelly beans, kids will know this isn?t a dry, boring reference book. Instead, conversational language and humorous examples painlessly illuminate the rules of the English language. 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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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

A light, almost cursory look at grammar, covering plurals, pronouns, contractions, and other commonly-misused parts of speech. The writing is lively, with examples using doggerel and recognizable ... Read full review

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

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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