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e-Book My Grammar and I (Or Should That Be 'Me'?): Old-School Ways to Sharpen Your English download

e-Book My Grammar and I (Or Should That Be 'Me'?): Old-School Ways to Sharpen Your English download

by J. A. Wines,Caroline Taggart

ISBN: 1843173107
ISBN13: 978-1843173106
Language: English
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd (October 9, 2008)
Pages: 192
Category: Words Language and Grammar
Subategory: Reference

ePub size: 1337 kb
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DJVU size: 1998 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 228
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Taggart writes with humour and expertise but this is a book for grammar insiders and will be of little use to anyone who has any real difficulties with the subject

Taggart writes with humour and expertise but this is a book for grammar insiders and will be of little use to anyone who has any real difficulties with the subject. NB- I’m a literacy teacher.

She is the author of several books, including I Used to Know That (Reader's Digest 2009)

She is the author of several books, including I Used to Know That (Reader's Digest 2009). J. A. Wines is a graduate of Oxford University and the author of several books on grammar and trivia. Saw the listing when looking for a stocking stuffer and though my soon to graduate high school would like it. I was right and it was a good choice. The 'someday I will be an English teacher' in my house enjoyed this book. She has been reading it constantly, so I guess it was the perfect stocking stuffer this Christmas.

My Grammar and I (Or Should That Be 'Me'?): Old-School Ways to Sharpen Your English (I Used to Know Tha. by Caroline Taggart, J A Wines. Overview: A runaway hit and Sunday Times bestseller, My Grammar and I has continued to grow in popularity, becoming the go-to guide for grammar. My Grammar and I offers amusing examples of awful grammar, while steering you in the direction of grammatical greatness.

I recommend this book to anyone who has questions about grammar. I am an English teacher and I have referred to it many times. It's well written and easy to understand.

Following that she was co-author of My Grammar and I (or should that be 'Me'?), and wrote a number of other books about words and English usage. I recommend this book to anyone who has questions about grammar. 2 people found this helpful.

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My Grammar and I offers amusing examples of awful grammar, while steering you in the direction of grammatical greatness. The first book Caroline wrote was I Used To Know That, a Sunday Times bestseller published in 2008. This was followed by My Grammar and I (also a Sunday Times bestseller), Answers to Rhetorical Questions, A Classical Education, An Apple A Day and Pushing the Envelope.

This was followed by My Grammar and I (also a Sunday Times bestseller), Answers to Rhetorical Questions, A Classical Education, An Apple A Day and Pushing the Envelope. Her books have appeared in the Sunday Times, Daily Express, Daily Telegraph, the Times, the Sun and many other publications, and her frequent television and radio appearances include BBC1 Breakfast, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live.

A runaway hit and Sunday Times bestseller in 2008, My Grammar and I has continued to grow in popularity, becoming the go-to guide for grammar. My Grammar and I offers amusing examples of awful grammar, while steering you in the direction of grammatical greatness. Taking you on a tour of the English language through the minefield of rules and conditions that can catch you out, from dangling modifiers to split infinitives, it highlights the common pitfalls that every English language user faces on a day to day basis. Refreshing everything you should have learnt at school and more, My Grammar and I is informative yet entertaining - an ideal buy for any English language enthusiast.
Comments:
SlingFire
I recommend this book to anyone who has questions about grammar. I am an English teacher and I have referred to it many times. It's well written and easy to understand.

Kerry
I purchased this to help me at work and to prepare for when my daughter starts school. It surpassed my expectations.

Brajind
If you are interested in brushing up on your writing and grammar skills, I recommend My Grammar and I...Or Should That Be Me? How to Speak and Write It Right by Caroline Taggart and J.A. Wines.

The book is divided into five chapters: Spelling and Confusables, Parts of Speech, Sentence Structure, Punctuation, and Odds and Ends (Or, Elements of Style). Each chapter lays out the basic rules and examples in a systematic fashion, then quickly lists the most common mistakes.

I was eager to review My Grammar and I...Or Should That Be Me? because of those occasional moments when I'd pause and have to think about the rules for certain things. My spelling skills aren't the strongest and I benefit from having a dictionary on hand. The commonly misspelled words section and the "What Do You Call a Group of?" were interesting.

I appreciate the book most for the errors that it's helped me correct. Here are a few of the things that the book helped clarify:

* Not to capitalize the names of seasons: to write autumn instead of Autumn
* To write "Happy Birthday, Jim and Bea" instead of "Happy birthday, Jim and Bea"
* The plural of talisman is not talismen but talismans
* That the plural of dwarf is dwarfs, but I still think that dwarves is acceptable
* That the singular of graffiti is graffitto and papparazzi is papparazzo, though I'll likely just revise whatever I'm writing to keep using the plural. Graffito sounds strange to me!
* That you're never bored of - instead you're bored by or bored with

Here's a quote that the book uses to demonstrate the proper use of commas, taken from Dick King-Smith's novel Poppet: "He asked beetles and grubs and worms and caterpillars and little lizards and small frogs, and some replied jokily and some replied angrily and some didn't answer." Can you think of ads or signs that have incorrect punctuation?

My Grammar and I...Or Should That Be Me? How To Speak and Write It Right is published by Reader's Digest. It's part of a series that includes i before e (except after c): old school ways to remember stuff by Judy Parkinson and I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School by Caroline Taggart.

Thanks so much to Julie and FSB Associates for this opportunity!

Beanisend
The grammar loving geek in me squealed with delight when I was asked if I'd be interested in reviewing this title. Of course I'd be interested in checking out a book on grammar that is intended to be a useful reference for students and their parents!

Caroline Taggart and J.A. Wines have put together an easy to understand guide to grammar in their My Grammar and I...Or Should That Be Me?-How to speak and Write it Right. The book comes across as the big brother version of another grammar book I recently reviewed entitled Write (Or Is That "Right"?) Every Time. My Grammar and I is a book which I think would be of benefit to students ranging from seventh grade through college and beyond. The book covers many areas of grammar which many people typically bungle. Pretty much, if it's something that would make a grammar teacher want to pull out her hair and scream, it's explained in this book with easy to understand explanations.

If you're a grammar geek and you think you know it all, you'll likely be amused by the Smart Aleck asides that are sprinkled throughout the text. There are many other occasions for the grammar expert to learn a few new things as he pages through this book.

Having been afforded the opportunity to read this book and Write (Or Is That "Right"?) Every Time, I would only recommend this book for students who aren't going to totally glaze over at the sight of this book. While it has some fun facts, it certainly has a more serious focus than the other title which is geared to a younger audience. Older grammar geeks, like myself, will also appreciate My Grammar and I. This book is certainly a nice reference book to have on hand for those moments when those pesky grammar questions arise.

I was provided with a complimentary review copy of this book by FSB Media in exchange for my honest review.

Gralinda
"My Grammar and I...Or Should That Be Me?," is the one book that everyone who plans to speak, write, blog, e-mail, and post status updates (i.e., communicate in any way) should be required to, at least, memorize. Is it too much to ask that people sending messages know how to make them comprehensible? English is confusing; at least 10% of English words are not spelled like they are pronounced. Homonyms leave writers with choices to make, and the choices are too often wrong (its/it's,they're/their/there, right/write). Not everyone knows where a hyphen, comma, apostrophe, ellipsis, dash, or semicolon belongs. "My Grammar and I...Or Should That Be Me?" clarifies these issues and teaches readers how to remember the rules when they write. It is totally unique, because that's the only way to be unique, and it explains why.

Tall
I homeschool my two daughters. We had used a lot of grammar programs with exercises and drills. This book is a great supplement. It's actually really funny, yet teaches a lot in a way that kids will remember it. You can read it cover to cover, but we are more likely to open it and just read a section. Sometimes I have my girls write a paragraph or in their journals and then we open this book to a section, read the section and I have the girls go over their paragraph looking for ways to improve the grammar based on what we read. This is a great asset to any classroom or home library!

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