Dreyers English

Dreyer S English

Dreyer S English

A witty, informative guide to writing from Random House's longtime copy chief and one of Twitter's leading language gurus--a twenty-first-century Elements of Style. We're all of us writers: We write term papers and office memos, letters to teachers and product reviews, appeals to politicians, journals, and blog entries. Some of us write books. All of us write emails. And we all want to write them better: We want to make our points more clearly, more elegantly; we want our writing to be appreciated, to be more effective; we want--to be quite honest--to make fewer mistakes. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help. As authoritative as it is amusing, Dreyer's English distills everything Random House copy chief Benjamin Dreyer has learned from the scores of books he has copyedited into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best foot forward in writing prose. Dreyer offers lessons on the ins and outs of punctuation and grammar, including how to navigate the words he calls the confusables, such as tricky homophones; the myriad ways to use (and misuse) a comma; and how to recognize--though not necessarily do away with--the passive voice. People are sharing their writing more than ever and this book lays out, clearly and comprehensibly, everything writers can do to keep readers focused on the real reason writers write: to communicate their ideas clearly and effectively. Chockful of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts on the rules (and nonrules) of the English language, this book will prove invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people's prose, and--perhaps best of all--an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Benjamin Dreyer
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2020-08-04
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780812985719


The Only Grammar Book You Ll Ever Need

The Only Grammar Book You Ll Ever Need

The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need is the ideal resource for everyone who wants to produce writing that is clear, concise, and grammatically excellent. Whether you're creating perfect professional documents, spectacular school papers, or effective personal letters, you'll find this handbook indispensable. From word choice to punctuation to organization, English teacher Susan Thurman guides you through getting your thoughts on paper with polish. Using dozens of examples, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides guidelines for: Understanding the parts of speech and elements of a sentence Avoiding the most common grammar and punctuation mistakes Using correct punctuating in every sentence Writing clearly and directly Approaching writing projects, whether big or small Easy to follow and authoritative, The Only Grammar Book You'll Ever Need provides all the necessary tools to make you successful with every type of written expression.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Susan Thurman
Publisher : Adams Media
Release : 2003-05-01
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781580628556


Dreyer S English An Utterly Correct Guide To Clarity And Style

Dreyer S English An Utterly Correct Guide To Clarity And Style

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Author : Benjamin Dreyer
Publisher : Arrow
Release : 2020-08-06
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 178746413X


Between You Me Confessions Of A Comma Queen

Between You Me Confessions Of A Comma Queen

"Hilarious…This book charmed my socks off." —Patricia O’Conner, New York Times Book Review Mary Norris has spent more than three decades working in The New Yorker’s renowned copy department, helping to maintain its celebrated high standards. In Between You & Me, she brings her vast experience with grammar and usage, her good cheer and irreverence, and her finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Amazon, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Mary Norris
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2015-04-06
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780393246605


Eats Shoots Leaves

Eats Shoots Leaves

We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, 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. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Lynne Truss
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2004-04-12
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781101218297


Dreyer S English Adapted For Young Readers

Dreyer S English Adapted For Young Readers

Adapted from the New York Times bestseller by Random House's longtime copy chief, this informative and witty guide to writing and grammar, written especially for a younger audience, entertains as well as instructs. Full of advice, insider wisdom, and fascinating facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to anyone who wants to be confident in their writing skills, or anyone who enjoys the power of language. Explored throughout are the mysteries of using punctuation, word choice decisions, and more, presented in a clear, concise and accessible manner made fun! Praise for the New York Times bestseller DREYER'S ENGLISH: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine,Paste, and Shelf Awareness "Essential (and delightful!)" --People "Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal . . . One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page." --The Wall Street Journal "Destined to become a classic." --The Millions "Dreyer can help you . . . with tips on punctuation and spelling. . . . Even better: He'll entertain you while he's at it." --Newsday

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Benjamin Dreyer
Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release : 2021-02-09
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780593176825


Have You Eaten Grandma

Have You Eaten Grandma

For anyone who wants to make fewer (not less) grammar mistakes, a lively, effective, and witty guide to all the ins and outs of the English language, reminiscent of the New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Our language is changing, literary levels are declining, and our grasp of grammar is at a crisis point. From commas to colons, apostrophes to adverbs, there are countless ways we can make mistakes when writing or speaking. But do not despair! Great Britain’s most popular grammar guru has created the ultimate modern manual for English speakers on both sides of the Atlantic. In this brilliantly funny and accessible guide to proper punctuation and so much more, Gyles Brandreth explores the linguistic horrors of our times, tells us what we’ve been doing wrong and shows us how, in the future, we can get it right every time. Covering everything from dangling participles to transitive verbs, from age-old conundrums like “lay” vs. “lie,” to the confounding influences of social media on our everyday language, Have You Eaten Grandma? is an endlessly useful and entertaining resource for all.

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Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author : Gyles Brandreth
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-08-13
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781982127428


Writing Science In Plain English

Writing Science In Plain English

Scientific writing is often dry, wordy, and difficult to understand. But, as Anne E. Greene shows in Writing Science in Plain English,writers from all scientific disciplines can learn to produce clear, concise prose by mastering just a few simple principles. This short, focused guide presents a dozen such principles based on what readers need in order to understand complex information, including concrete subjects, strong verbs, consistent terms, and organized paragraphs. The author, a biologist and an experienced teacher of scientific writing, illustrates each principle with real-life examples of both good and bad writing and shows how to revise bad writing to make it clearer and more concise. She ends each chapter with practice exercises so that readers can come away with new writing skills after just one sitting. Writing Science in Plain English can help writers at all levels of their academic and professional careers—undergraduate students working on research reports, established scientists writing articles and grant proposals, or agency employees working to follow the Plain Writing Act. This essential resource is the perfect companion for all who seek to write science effectively.

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Genre : Reference
Author : Anne E. Greene
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2013-05-24
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9780226026404


Common Errors In English Usage

Common Errors In English Usage

Online version of Common Errors in English Usage written by Paul Brians.

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Genre : Foreign Language Study
Author : Paul Brians
Publisher : Franklin, Beedle & Associates, Inc.
Release : 2003
Total Pages : 246 Pages
ISBN : 1887902899


Dreyer S English Adapted For Young Readers

Dreyer S English Adapted For Young Readers

"An informative and witty guide to writing and grammar, written especially for a younger audience"--

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Benjamin Dreyer
Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release : 2021
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780593176801