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Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
Woe Is I
The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
Paperback      ISBN: 1573226254

A guide to English grammar and style reveals the underlying logic of the language with the help of examples organized according to specific problems.

Schaums Outline of Japanese Grammar
Schaums Outline of Japanese Grammar
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 0071756086

The ideal review for your Japanese course

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in their respective fields, Schaum's Outlines cover everything from math to science, nursing to language. The main feature for all these books is the solved problems. Step-by-step, authors walk readers through coming up with solutions to exercises in their topic of choice.

  • 788 practice exercises
  • Examples and exercises in both Japanese characters and English transliteration
  • Appropriate for the following courses: First-Year Japanese, Elementary Japanese, Japanese A & B, Independent Studies in Japanese
  • Supports all the major textbooks for Japanese courses
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Paperback      ISBN: 1592402038
The spirited and scholarly #1 New York Times bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to's to show how important punctuation is in our world--period.

In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation. She proclaims, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. Using examples from literature, history, neighborhood signage, and her own imagination, Truss shows how meaning is shaped by commas and apostrophes, and the hilarious consequences of punctuation gone awry.

Featuring a foreword by Frank McCourt, and interspersed with a lively history of punctuation from the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, Eats, Shoots & Leaves makes a powerful case for the preservation of proper punctuation.

French Grammar: A Complete Reference Guide
French Grammar
A Complete Reference Guide
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 007144498x

French Grammar helps language learners at every level navigate the intricacies of the French language. Designed to help you speak and write in French with greater confidence and precision, it avoids tedious memorization drills, focusing, instead, on patterns commonly found in contemporary French speech and writing.

Chapters feature detailed presentations of forms and usages, clearly explained, along with lists, tables, and charts that offer at-a-glance summaries of the elements covered. This new edition includes 64 pages of exercises.

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
Chicago Style for Students and Researchers
Paperback      ISBN: 0226823377

Dewey. Bellow. Strauss. Friedman. The University of Chicago has been the home of some of the most important thinkers of the modern age. But perhaps no name has been spoken with more respect than Turabian. The dissertation secretary at Chicago for decades, Kate Turabian literally wrote the book on the successful completion and submission of the student paper. Her "Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations," created from her years of experience with research projects across all fields, has sold more than seven million copies since it was first published in 1937.
Now, with this seventh edition, Turabian s "Manual "has undergone its most extensive revision, ensuring that it will remain the most valuable handbook for writers at every level from first-year undergraduates, to dissertation writers apprehensively submitting final manuscripts, to senior scholars who may be old hands at research and writing but less familiar with new media citation styles. Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and the late Wayne C. Booth the gifted team behind "The Craft of Research" and the University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff combined their wide-ranging expertise to remake this classic resource. They preserve Turabian s clear and practical advice while fully embracing the new modes of research, writing, and source citation brought about by the age of the Internet.
Booth, Colomb, and Williams significantly expand the scope of previous editions by creating a guide, generous in length and tone, to the art of research and writing. Growing out of the authors best-selling "Craft of Research," this new section provides students with an overview of every step of the research and writing process, from formulating the right questions to reading critically to building arguments and revising drafts. This leads naturally to the second part of the "Manual for Writers," which offers an authoritative overview of citation practices in scholarly writing, as well as detailed information on the two main citation styles ( notes-bibliography and author-date ). This section has been fully revised to reflect the recommendations of the fifteenth edition of "The Chicago Manual of Style "and to present an expanded array of source types and updated examples, including guidance on citing electronic sources.
The final section of the book treats issues of style the details that go into making a strong paper. Here writers will find advice on a wide range of topics, including punctuation, table formatting, and use of quotations. The appendix draws together everything writers need to know about formatting research papers, theses, and dissertations and preparing them for submission. This material has been thoroughly vetted by dissertation officials at colleges and universities across the country.
This seventh edition of Turabian s "Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations" is a classic reference revised for a new age. It is tailored to a new generation of writers using tools its original author could not have imagined while retaining the clarity and authority that generations of scholars have come to associate with the name Turabian."

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1592571158

You're no idiot, of course. You've probably written your share of book reports, term papers, e-mails, and thank you notes. The rules of writing can be confusing, however, and might result in final drafts riddled with gaffes, typos, and errors

The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Grammar and Style, Second Edition, will take you step by step through the basics of spelling, punctuation, and sentence formation to help you become an effective communicator of the written word In this revised and updated Complete Idiot's Guide(r), you get:

Explanations of writing styles including exposition, narration, argumentation, and description.

Definitions of such writing mistakes as dangling modifiers, mixed metaphors, and split infinitives and how to avoid them.

Examples of model documents such as resumes, cover letters, and thank you notes.

The differences between drafting a business letter and crafting a personal one."

Teach Yourself Spanish Verbs
Teach Yourself Spanish Verbs
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0071420029

Master the verbs of a new language without intimidating textbooks or confusing charts Learning verbs and remembering their correct usage is a daunting task for anyone studying a new language. The experts at Teach Yourself have developed the Teach Yourself Verbs series to deal with this perplexing yet necessary part of language learning. Perfect for students at any level of experience, the Teach Yourself Verbs series will increase their knowledge and proficiency and give their language confidence the boost it needs. Each book contains: Helpful hints on learning verb forms Explanation of various tenses and their useage Verb categories, their patterns, and their conjugations Full coverage of the main tenses for frequently used verbs, arranged alphabetically for quick and easy reference Examples of the verbs in everyday use, with colloquial expressions and keywords based on the verbs A glossary of verbs with details of the patterns they follow

The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs
The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0071591559

Become a Spanish verb virtuoso with this unbeatable reference/interactive combo

"The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs with CD-ROM" is the most comprehensive resource available for learning and mastering Spanish verbs. Designed for beginning through advanced learners, this indispensable guide will help you conjugate verbs with ease, enabling you to communicate in Spanish confidently.

Inside you will find: 555 fully conjugated verbs, listed alphabetically More than 5,000 example sentences with mini-dialogues Numerous contextual examples for each verb The Top 50 verbs with lots of usage flexibility More than 2,300 verbs cross-referenced to conjugation models A handy guide to deciphering irregular verb forms

The enhanced CD-ROM is a dynamic way to help you: Sharpen your skills with more than 400 interactive exercises, from fill-in-the-blanks to multiple-choice audio exercises Hear and practice hundreds of sample conversations, whether on screen or via MP3 downloads to your iPod Recognize the difference in sound between easily confused verb forms Track and evaluate your progress with a pretest and a comprehensive review test

System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista; Mac OS, Leopard

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
Between You & Me
Confessions of a Comma Queen
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393240185

Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.

Between You & Me features Norris's laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage--comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language--and her clear explanations of how to handle them. Down-to-earth and always open-minded, she draws on examples from Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, and the Lord's Prayer, as well as from The Honeymooners, The Simpsons, David Foster Wallace, and Gillian Flynn. She takes us to see a copy of Noah Webster's groundbreaking Blue-Back Speller, on a quest to find out who put the hyphen in Moby-Dick, on a pilgrimage to the world's only pencil-sharpener museum, and inside the hallowed halls of The New Yorker and her work with such celebrated writers as Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders.

Readers--and writers--will find in Norris neither a scold nor a softie but a wise and witty new friend in love with language and alive to the glories of its use in America, even in the age of autocorrect and spell-check. As Norris writes, "The dictionary is a wonderful thing, but you can't let it push you around."

Invisible Forms: A Guide to Literary Curiosities
Invisible Forms
A Guide to Literary Curiosities
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0312266065

Focuses on the hidden side of literature including titles, dedications, epigraphs, acknowledgements, prefaces, footnotes, and indexes.