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Nitty Gritty Grammar

Author: Edith Hope Fine
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9780307785619
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An easy-to-follow guide for all of your grammar needs. With clear text, appealing cartoons, and a focus on common grammatical errors and how to correct them, this little volume is a real gem that should find a permanent place with companies, universities, and anyone seeking a user-friendly guide to style and usage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

More Nitty Gritty Grammar

Author: Edith Hope Fine
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0307785653
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Who or whom? Lay or lie? Conjunction, pronoun, predicate, or gerund? If such questions and terms leave you scratching your head, you need the hip and fun follow-up to NITTY-GRITTY GRAMMAR. With a new, easy-to-use alphabetical format and the same winning formula of wacky cartoons, off-the-wall examples, and catchy reminders, MORE NITTY-GRITTY GRAMMAR will help you sidestep common bloopers, untangle your malapropisms, secure those dangling modifiers, and teach you to speak and write with clarity and confidence. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cryptomania

Author: Edith Hope Fine
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780985759704
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Cryptomania! explores 200 basic roots in a lively, graphic novel-type format. The CryptoKids teleport to adventure, along with Alphy, the Microcyanosaurus. Newbery-winning author Richard Peck calls it "the ideal introduction to the Greek and Latin building blocks of English." Third grade and up; supports Common Core Standards.

Sleepytime Me

Author: Edith Hope Fine
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375981357
Size: 50.55 MB
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Splashy sunset paints the sky. Shy moon tiptoes, climbs up high . . . Daylight is fading and night is drawing in. It's time for bed. A drowsy child observes the wide world settling down, coming ever closer to home until at last there are good-night hugs and kisses for this little sleepyhead. Richly painted, evocative scenes illuminate the text, imbuing the whole with mystery and a sense of comfort and warmth, and making this a bedtime story to treasure for all time. From the Hardcover edition.

Figures Of Speech

Author: Arthur Quinn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136784985
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Writing is not like chemical engineering. The figures of speech should not be learned the same way as the periodic table of elements. This is because figures of speech are not about hypothetical structures in things, but about real potentialities within language and within ourselves. The "figurings" of speech reveal the apparently limitless plasticity of language itself. We are inescapably confronted with the intoxicating possibility that we can make language do for us almost anything we want. Or at least a Shakespeare can. The figures of speech help to see how he does it, and how we might. Therefore, in the chapters presented in this volume, the quotations from Shakespeare, the Bible, and other sources are not presented to exemplify the definitions. Rather, the definitions are presented to lead to the quotations. And the quotations are there to show us how to do with language what we have not done before. They are there for imitation.

Water Weed And Wait

Author: Edith Hope Fine
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ISBN: 9781582463209
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When Miss Marigold's class decides to start a school garden, they plan the project from cleaning up the lot to harvesting the vegetables.

Scientific Writing Thinking In Words

Author: David Lindsay
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 064310223X
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Telling people about research is just as important as doing it. But many researchers, who, in all other respects, are competent scientists, are afraid of writing. They are wary of the unwritten rules, the unspoken dogma and the inexplicably complex style, all of which seem to pervade conventional thinking about scientific writing. This book has been written to expose these phantoms as largely smoke and mirrors, and replace them with principles that make communicating research easier and encourage researchers to write confidently. It presents a way of thinking about writing that emulates the way good scientists think about research. It concentrates on the structure of articles, rather than simply on grammar and syntax. So, it is an ideal reference for researchers preparing articles for scientific journals, posters, conference presentations, reviews and popular articles; for students preparing theses; and for researchers whose first language is not English. Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words expounds principles that produce scientific articles in a wide range of disciplines that are focussed, concise and, best of all, easy to write and read. As one senior scientist observed, ‘This book not only made me a better writer; it made me a better scientist’.

Attention All Passengers

Author: William J. McGee
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780062088376
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Award-winning journalist and leading consumer advocate William J. McGee offers a shocking, essential exposÉ that reveals the real state of the "friendly skies." From outsourced call centers in India to the Alabama location where all lost baggage ends up, William J. McGee crisscrossed the country and traveled around the globe immersing himself deep into the world of commercial airlines. And what he found was shocking. McGee interviewed countless industry insiders—pilots, TSA security screeners, FAA inspectors, legislators, the CEOs of the major carriers, and even Ralph Nader and Steven Slater, the disgruntled flight attendant who famously jettisoned a JetBlue flight. Here he reveals how airline executives are cutting costs in "a mad race to the bottom" by delegating flights to second-tier regional airlines and outsourcing critical aircraft maintenance and repairs to unlicensed "mechanics" in China, Singapore, Mexico, and El Salvador. And while the U.S. airlines have raked in tens of billions of dollars for checked baggage alone in recent years, our skies (and our airports) are not getting any safer. What's more, McGee explains how both political parties and all branches of the U.S. government have conspired to place corporate interests above the interests of consumers, workers, the nation's economy, and even the planet itself. Attention All Passengers will change the way you view the airline industry and make you think twice the next time you see the fasten seat belts sign.

Words Fail Me

Author: Patricia T. O'Conner
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547546874
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From the bestselling author of Woe Is I: A guide to grammar fundamentals that’s sympathetic to the struggling writer and often just plain funny” (The Seattle Times). Whether you need to improve your skills for work or school, or aspire to the Great American Novel, a grounding in grammar, spelling, and punctuation is essential—not just to make you look like a professional but to communicate effectively in emails, essays, or anything you need to write. This painless, practical book is filled with short, snappy chapters, crystal-clear examples, and a “playful sense of humor” (The New York Times Book Review)—covering everything from “Pronoun Pileups” and “Verbs That Zing” to “What to Do When You’re Stuck.” With these simple, straightforward tips, you can learn how to sort your thoughts and make sentences that make sense. “Students writing papers, employees preparing reports, and those who just want to be understood in print may benefit from this fun-to-use answer to Strunk and White. O’Connor uses humor as she takes apart sentences and their parts and shows how each element is used effectively.” —Booklist