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In America today college professors cringe at the lack of writing skills displayed by their students, business leaders bemoan poor communicative skills among their employees, and people themselves recognize that they (and their children) have a problem and want to do something about it.
This inviting book introduces readers anew to the eight parts of speech and common grammatical problems -- such as the case of pronouns depicted in the book's title, the tension between nouns and verbs, the controversy of the active vs. passive voice, and the power of a verb-based style. Then equipped with a knowledge of the parts of speech and the power of the verb form, Good presents his theory of style and the craft of sentences -- including those important marks of punctuation.
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C. Edward Good currently serves as Counsel and Writer-in-Residence at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P. in Washington, D.C. -- the largest law firm in the world specializing solely in intellectual property law. Mr. Good conducts ongoing training programs in effective writing for the firm's lawyers, many of whom have masters and doctorate degrees in science and engineering. He is the author of 'A Grammar Book for You and I . . . oops, Me!' and "Mightier Than the Sword -- Powerful Writing in the Legal Profession", which has been adopted at Yale Law School and many other law schools around the country.Review:
" . . .good read[s]for word mavens . . ." -- William Safire, New York Times
"...a valuable grammar manual written in a highly accessible, conversational tone (grammar books need not be school-marmish)." -- Writer
"Good’s guide is as witty and as common-sensical a grammar text as you’ll ever add to your reference shelf..." -- New Jersey Law Journal
"Oops Me" is as witty and as common-sensical a guide to writing as you'll ever add to your reference shelf. -- Legal Times,
"This is Strunk & White times two. And as authoritative and joyful to read." -- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
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