101 Grammar Gaffes and How to Correct
An easy little reference book that takes a non-technical approach to
For each of the 101 grammatical errors, there are three parts:
- The gaffe
- The problem
- The fix
Illustrating the points through examples eliminates the need for long, involved explanations of the rules of
grammar -- a great relief for most busy readers!
Here's an example from the book:
The gaffe: If you need more information, speak to Joan or
The problem: The only two situations where the suffix
self is needed are (a) for emphasis and (b) in the reflexive form, as follows:
(a) When you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
(b) I promised myself a vacation.
In this gaffe, however, neither of these applies. As an experiment, remove Joan from the picture. You wouldn't
say speak to myself, would you?
The fix: If you need more information, speak to Joan or
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