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The words you use say a lot about you...but the way you put them together says even more. Your grammar makes an immediate - and lasting - impression on your boss, your co-workers, your teachers, and even your friends. We all use grammar, but many of us could use it better. Grammar Smart is a witty, irreverent, and entertaining approach to grammar to help you write and speak with clarity and confidence.
"Grating at times but useful"
Since others judge you by the way you speak, the intricacies of grammar, in fact, should not be relegated to the realm of fussy "guardians of the language," but are rather essential clues all can employ to communicate more exactly. In such a light, this course forms an invaluable guide for everyone from all fields of interest.
"GREAT!!!! I learned and was entertained."
Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar - but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. One year ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. More than seven million episodes have now been downloaded, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
"Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips"
Do you quake when your teacher says, "Now it's time for grammar"? Do you misplace your modifiers? Do your verbs agree with your subjects? Fear no more! All you have to do is listen to Grammar Smart Junior! You'll be amazed at how quickly you learn, and how much fun it can be. You'll finally know your grammar backwards and forwards, and you'll never have to worry about it again.
"An entertaining lesson"
The study of grammar is a process through which learners will acquire the necessary skills for all kinds of activities. The New English Grammar was designed to elaborate on the three major grammatical divisions related to learning and usage of English as a modern language. The first part. called 'Phonetics', will teach learners the formation of words - the written and the spoken word in correlation with the letters of the alphabet and their phonetic values.
This is the original "Little Book," without add ons by later writers. This is a treasure to writers because it "omit(s)" needless words" and subject matter Professor Strunk did not believe was core to better writing. The brevity encourages relistening to deepen one's knowledge of the subject, the point made by Professor Strunk to his students: "the knowledge comes from rereading" or in our case, relistening. This unabridged version has 25 tracks: 1. Preface. 2. Introduction.
"A must have for writers."
Early in the history of English, glamour and grammar were the same word, linked to enchantment and magical spells. Now grammar brings to mind language bullies and bored-out-of-their-skulls students. Roy Peter Clark, one of America’s most influential writing teachers, wants to change that by putting the glamour back into grammar.
This group includes Professor Arthur Strunk's The Elements of Style, an audiobook on Punctuation, Punctuation Guide: 60 Minutes to Better Writing, Teaching Your Children about Money, How to Get Better Grades, as well as Join the Millionaire's Club: Personal Finance and Investing. The next is Simply Spanish Basic: For English Speakers which focuses on the core knowledge to communicate with others and the final one is Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker.
A far-reaching exploration of the idea of creation in Western thought, literature, religion, and history, this volume can fairly be called a magnum opus. He reflects on the different ways we have of talking about beginnings, on the "core-tiredness" that pervades our end-of-the-millennium spirit, and on the changing grammar of our discussions about the end of Western art and culture.
This audiobook is made for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language. Learning another language is never fast, but the Fifty Ways to Practice series will speed things up by showing you how to practice more efficiently and effectively both inside and outside the classroom. It is useful for beginning through advanced levels. You will learn 50 ways to notice, understand, and practice different grammatical structures in English.
In Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing, Mignon Fogarty, the woman behind the popular Grammar Girl podcast, tackles some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. From "lay vs. lie" and "affect vs. effect" to split infinitives and run-on sentences, the Grammar Girl offers clear explanations and effective memory tricks to help listeners write (or say) it right.
"Great podcast gets booked!"
The English Governess at the Siamese Court, written in 1870, vividly recounts the experiences of one Anna Harriette Leonowens as governess for the sixty-plus children of King Mongkut of Siam, and translator and scribe for the King himself. Bright, young, and energetic, Leonowens was well-suited to her role and her writings convey a heartfelt interest in the lives, legends, and languages of Siam's rich and poor.
Sing and Learn New Testament Greek provides a way to learn (and remember!) New Testament Greek grammar forms through simple songs.
"Good Idea, but not carried out very well"
The Fifty Ways to Teach Them series gives you a variety of drills, games, techniques, methods, and ideas to help your students master English. Most of the ideas can be used for both beginning and advanced classes. Many require little to no preparation or special materials. The ideas can be used with any textbook, or without a textbook at all. These short, practical guides aim to make your teaching life easier, and your students' lives more rewarding and successful.
Whodun Did It? Grammar Mysteries You Can Solve, Book 1 is the first in a unique series of original solve-it-yourself mystery collections designed specifically for the beginning-intermediate English as a second language learner. In this audiobook, common, authentic ESL errors double as clues to uncover how and why, among other perplexities, Miss Tree eludes the police, Fiona the fortune-teller won't reveal the future, and Petunia Pop picks a fight with her husband, Peter.
Here's some good news for everyone who's ever been bullied into believing they can't speak their own language: The grammar snobs are bluffing. Half the "rules" they use to humiliate others are really just judgment calls and the rest they don't even understand themselves. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies is a laugh-out-loud funny collection of anecdotes and essays on grammar and punctuation, as well as hilarious critiques of the self-appointed language experts.
"One of the Best"
At last! A no-nonsense grammar guide that gives you just the skills you need. Now you can learn to recognize and wipe out embarrassing errors, quickly and easily, while you drive, exercise, or relax.
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Does your client owe the principal or principle? Is your company moving forwards or forward? Do you have over ten years' experience, or more than ten years' experience? Proper use of the written and spoken word determines whether or not you move ahead in your career. In Booher's Rules of Business Grammar, business communication guru Dianna Booher identifies the top one hundred and one mistakes made in emails, social media sites, websites, presentations, and conversations every day.
What you say is important, but how you say it is just as important. Don't make the mistake of thinking that grammar is too complicated or boring for anyone but linguists and nerds. We all use grammar, but many of us could use it better. A Shortcut to Good Grammar is an entertaining and funny program that will help you avoid the mistakes that get noticed.
Giggle while you learn grammar! Life in the modern era means communication so how are you coming across? You may know that the English language is anything but pure, with contributions from a jumbled mix of languages, everything from Greek to Techno Geek. In this shrinking world, if your grammar isn't quite up to par, your customers and colleagues, friends and family may judge you a little harshly.