Dos, Don'ts & Maybes of English Usage
Gramercy Books, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 250 pages
A user-friendly, witty reference guide to English grammar and word usage offers an easy-to-follow A-to-Z organization that explores grammatical structure, proper use of words, correct punctuation, and other mysteries of the English language.
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