The Grouchy Grammarian: A How-Not-To Guide to the 47 Most Common Mistakes in English Made by Journalists, Broadcasters, and Others Who Should Know Better

 
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Do you commit apostrophe atrocities?

Are you tormented by the lie/lay conundrum?

Do you find yourself stuck between floaters and danglers?

Do your subjects and your verbs refuse to agree?

If so, you're not alone. Some of the most prominent professionalsin TV broadcasting and at major newspapers and magazines-people whoreally should know better-are guilty of making all-too-commongrammatical errors. In this delightfully amusing, clever guide,Thomas Parrish points out real-life grammar gaffes from top-notchpublications such as the New York Times and the New Yorker toillustrate just how widespread these errors are. With red pen inhand, Parrish's fictional friend the Grouchy Grammarian leads thecharge, examining the forty-seven most common mistakes in Englishand imparting the basics of good grammar with a charming mixture offussiness and common sense. All of which makes The GrouchyGrammarian the most entertaining, accessible how-not-to guideyou'll ever read.

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Writing with flair, passion, and no small amount of wit, ThomasParrish offers an entertaining, opinionated take on the parlousstate of the English language in this unique how-not-to guide. Hispersnickety, hilarious fictional friend "the Grouchy Grammarian"examines forty-seven of the most common grammatical mistakes inEnglish, using examples of errors found in major newspapers,magazines, and TV broadcasting.

No one is safe from the Grammarian’s vigilant monitoring ofthe English language. From the New York Times to the New Yorker tonetwork sports broadcasters, the Grammarian records various gaffes,careless errors, and basic grammatical mistakes made by those whoshould know better. In forty-seven brief, highly readable chapters,he explains elements of grammar, usage, and good writing that manyof our foremost journalists–and the rest ofus–occasionally seem to forget.

The Grammarian entreats us to truly think about what we aretrying to say before we say it. "Pay attention to what your wordsmean and where they came from," he says, "and if you don’tknow, look it up." Many professionals could have benefited fromthis advice–and he unashamedly points out their minor mistakesand egregious errors that, with a little thought, might have beenavoided.

Much more than a straightforward manual on perfect English, TheGrouchy Grammarian is a lighthearted guide for those who honor andlove language and for anyone looking to avoid the pitfalls ofungrammatical writing.

About the Author:

A longtime editor of books and magazines, THOMAS PARRISH is the author of a number of highly respected contemporary histories, including Roosevelt and Marshall: Partners in Politics and War; Berlin in the Balance, 1945-1949; and The Cold War Encyclopedia. He also created and edited The Simon and Schuster Encyclopedia of World War II. Parrish lives in Berea, Kentucky.

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