The Little Gold Grammar Book

This book is based on a simple but powerful observation: Individuals who develop outstanding grammar skills do so primarily by mastering a limited number of the most important grammar rules, which they use over and over.

Author: Brandon Royal

Publisher: Maven Publishing

ISBN: 9781897393321

Category: Reference

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This book is based on a simple but powerful observation: Individuals who develop outstanding grammar skills do so primarily by mastering a limited number of the most important grammar rules, which they use over and over. What are these recurring rules? The answer to this question is the basis of this book. - from Introduction, p. 5.

The Little Gold Grammar Book

40 Powerful Rules for Clear and Correct Writing Brandon Royal. THE LITTLE GOLD GrammarBook THE LITTLE GOLD GrammarBook 40 Powerful Rules for Clear and.

Author: Brandon Royal

Publisher: Maven Publishing

ISBN: 9781897393307

Category: Reference

Page: 228

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The Little Gold Grammar Book helps readers build essential grammar and writing skills and is suitable for the everyday student, test-prep candidate, or working professional in need of a refresher course. In addition to covering the basics of grammar, diction, and idioms, this book includes 30 multiple-choice problems to help integrate key concepts. Special sections include editing tips and punctuation, American English vs. British English, and traditional writing vs. digital writing.

The Little Red Writing Book Deluxe Edition

For Writing and Grammar Aficionados from All Walks of Life This deluxe edition contains the complete contents of "The Little Red Writing Book" and "The Little Gold Grammar Book.

Author: Brandon Royal

Publisher: Maven Publishing

ISBN: 9781897393253

Category: Reference

Page: 354

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For Writing and Grammar Aficionados from All Walks of Life This deluxe edition contains the complete contents of "The Little Red Writing Book" and "The Little Gold Grammar Book." Whereas writing is based on principles in which writing is deemed better or worse, more effective or less effective grammar is based on rules, in which writing is deemed right or wrong, correct or incorrect. With coverage of the most useful writing principles and the most commonly encountered rules of grammar, "The Little Red Writing Book Deluxe Edition" is an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to master those skills that will make a good writer even better. Enjoy the benefits of your own self-paced writing course: Writing has four pillars structure, style, readability, and grammar and each pillar is like the single leg of a sturdy chair. *Structure relates to organization and deciding in which order to present your ideas. Learn how to choose the best writing structure to develop your ideas, how to break your writing topic into two to four parts, and how to write with a top-down approach. *Style describes how one writes, including how to use specific examples to support what is written. Learn how to make writing more simple, powerful, and vivid. Understand how to vary sentence beginnings, how to create a formal and informal tone, and how to keep writing gender neutral. *Readability focuses on presentation and how to make your document visually pleasing and easy to read. Learn how to make key words stand out, how to use headings and headlines to frame writing, and how to increase the use of white space to allow your document to breathe. *Grammar is about expressing language in a correct and acceptable form. Review the rules of grammar in terms of six common categories (subject-verb agreement, pronoun usage, modification, parallelism, comparisons, and verb tenses), and use short exercises and problems to help integrate key concepts of grammar, diction, idioms, and style. *Also included are special sections on editing tips and punctuation, America English vs. British English, and traditional writing vs. digital writing. Author s bio: Brandon Royal is an award-winning writer whose educational authorship includes "The Little Red Writing Book, The Little Gold Grammar Book, The Little Green Math Book, The Little Blue Reasoning Book, " and "Reasoning with Numbers." During his tenure working in Hong Kong for US-based Kaplan Educational Centers a Washington Post subsidiary and the largest test-preparation organization in the world Brandon honed his theories of teaching and education and developed a set of key learning principles to help define the basics of writing, grammar, math, and reasoning. A Canadian by birth and graduate of the University of Chicago s Booth School of Business, his interest in writing began after completing writing courses at Harvard University. Since then he has authored a dozen books and reviews of his books have appeared in "Time Asia" magazine, "Publishers Weekly, Library Journal of America, Midwest Book Review, The Asian Review of Books, Choice Reviews Online, Asia Times Online, " and About.com. Brandon is a five-time winner of the International Book Awards, a five-time gold medalist at the President s Book Awards, as well as a winner of the Global eBook Awards, the USA Book News Best Book Awards, and recipient of the 2011 Educational Book of the Year award as presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. Appropriate for its audience of ambitious students and professionals those who have plenty of brains, but need a little brush-up with the pen. --Publishers Weekly Online Reviews

The Little Red Writing Book

For Writing Aficionados from All Walks of Life This book is based on a simple but powerful observation: Students and young professionals who develop outstanding writing skills do so primarily by mastering a limited number of the most ...

Author: Brandon Royal

Publisher: Maven Publishing

ISBN: 9781897393208

Category: Reference

Page: 140

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For Writing Aficionados from All Walks of Life This book is based on a simple but powerful observation: Students and young professionals who develop outstanding writing skills do so primarily by mastering a limited number of the most important writing principles, which they use over and over again. This statement begs the question: What are these recurring principles? The answer to this question is the basis of this material. "The Little Red Writing Book" is especially suitable for high school students wanting to master the basics of expository writing. It is also suitable for college students seeking a review of basic writing skills. A wealth of examples, charts, and engaging exercises makes this book an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to master those skills that will make a good writer even better. Brandon Royal is an award-winning writer whose educational authorship includes "The Little Gold Grammar Book, The Little Red Writing Book Deluxe Edition, The Little Green Math Book, The Little Blue Reasoning Book, " and "Reasoning with Numbers." During his tenure working in Hong Kong for US-based Kaplan Educational Centers a Washington Post subsidiary and the largest test-preparation organization in the world Brandon honed his theories of teaching and education and developed a set of key learning principles to help define the basics of writing, grammar, math, and reasoning. A Canadian by birth and graduate of the University of Chicago s Booth School of Business, his interest in writing began after completing writing courses at Harvard University. Since then he has authored a dozen books and reviews of his books have appeared in "Time Asia" magazine, "Publishers Weekly, Library Journal of America, Midwest Book Review, The Asian Review of Books, Choice Reviews Online, Asia Times Online, " and About.com. Brandon is a five-time winner of the International Book Awards, a five-time gold medalist at the President s Book Awards, as well as a winner of the Global eBook Awards, the USA Book News Best Book Awards, and recipient of the 2011 Educational Book of the Year award as presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. The articulate exposition of Royal s twenty principles of writing fit neatly into 128 short, accessible (paperback) pages. I recommend this wonder to all my writing students. Perhaps one day writing committees will wisely follow suit and make this a primary text for all writing courses at their schools. --Ray Turner, B.A., MA (Communications), Writing Instructor and Former Educational Administrator, Corpus Christi TX, USA

The Little Green Math Book

The book's four chapters include: (1) Basic Numeracy Ingredients, (2) Wonderful Math Recipes, (3) Favorite Numeracy Dishes, and (4) Special Math Garnishments.

Author: Brandon Royal

Publisher: Maven Publishing

ISBN: 9781897393529

Category: Mathematics

Page: 284

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The Little Green Math Book helps readers build essential math and numeracy skills and is suitable for the everyday student, test-prep candidate, or working professional in need of a refresher course. The book's four chapters include: (1) Basic Numeracy Ingredients, (2) Wonderful Math Recipes, (3) Favorite Numeracy Dishes, and (4) Special Math Garnishments. Thirty principles of math highlight common themes among different types of problems and each problem is rated according to a three-tier system - one chili (mild), two chilies (hot), and three chilies (very hot).

The Map Maker

The Map Maker is the story of a young adventurer who travels to Paradise Island with the aid of a magical map.

Author: Brandon Royal

Publisher: Maven Publishing

ISBN: 9781897393147

Category: Fiction

Page: 54

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The Map Maker is the story of a young adventurer who travels to Paradise Island with the aid of a magical map. Here, he begins his own “knowledge quest” to better understand why people see the world just the way they do. Using simple prose, this illustrated short story introduces and explores the meaning behind the phrase “the subjectivity of truth and the relativity of reality.” Target Audience: This story is ideally suited to high school or college students studying English literature or philosophy and lends itself to classroom or group discussion. It is a think piece that explores the topic of human perspective and shows the folly in believing that we can see the world in an objective manner. “The Map Maker is a short story as playful as it is poignant. The marriage of whimsical images and thought-provoking text creates a unique tapestry: one that weaves storytelling and philosophy with literary verve. Royal challenges us to think about the key role that perspective plays in our lives. He also shows how literature, acting as both an art form and a pragmatic tool, can help us gain critical insights.” —Rachel Metalin, B.A. M.A., English Instructor, Upper Canada College (UCC), Toronto, Canada

Paradise Island

The story reveals the secret behind the Map Maker's beautiful, evocative maps, and the reason he refused to travel in his later years, deciding instead to live vicariously through his own map creations.

Author: Brandon Royal

Publisher: Maven Publishing

ISBN: 9781897393123

Category: Fiction

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Presented as a light philosophical commentary on living life on the wild side, PLEASURE ISLAND is a fable about the difficulty of keeping our dreams alive: even in paradise it's never easy. When our young narrator is handed down the Map Maker's legendary travel journal, he learns of the Map Maker's seminal journey to Pleasure Island, the wonderment and bewilderment, and of his struggle to keep paradise found from becoming paradise lost. The story reveals the secret behind the Map Maker's beautiful, evocative maps, and the reason he refused to travel in his later years, deciding instead to live vicariously through his own map creations. "A delectable dish of human foible, served with parsnips baked in irony oil, all topped with a sprinkling of satire-roasted fennel seeds." - Justin Hurwitz, Editor, The Harvard Lampoon

The Little Purple Probability Book

... authorship includes The Little Green Math Book, The Little Blue Reasoning Book, The Little Red Writing Book, and The Little Gold Grammar Book.

Author: Brandon Royal

Publisher: Maven Publishing

ISBN: 9781897393673

Category: Mathematics

Page: 48

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Fine-tune your numerical mindset with a quantitative review that serves as a tool for perceiving probability in a new way. Whether you’re a high school student, college student, or a test-prep candidate, this book’s wealth of explanations and insights makes it a perfect learning companion. Enjoy the benefits of your own short course in probability: •Be able to think conceptually by understanding how key problems “fit” within the main topics of probability, permutations, combinations, and enumerations. *Master basic probability using a simple “flowchart” to identify the correct formulas. *Understand when to “add” probabilities and when to “multiply” probabilities. *Be able to distinguish between events that are independent versus not independent and events that are mutually exclusive versus not mutually exclusive. *Grasp key differences between permutations and combinations and look for key words such as “arrangements” or “selections” to indicate the correct problem type. *Solve tricky permutation problems that involve repeated letters or numbers. *Approach probability problems with a newfound confidence and competency. This book is focused on honing those thinking skills that are essential for mastering basic probability. Such thinking skills make it much more likely that a person will be able to understand the “how” and “why” of problem solving, approach the subject in a conceptual way, and grasp those key principles that act as themes to bind related problems. These skills combine the science of math with the art of numbers. “To get started in probability theory, all you need are a few basic principles. Here they are, clear and uncluttered, in a short, simple book that comes as a welcome breath of fresh air.” —Dr. Ian Stewart, author of 17 Equations That Changed the World and the Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities

The Little Blue Reasoning Book

About the Author Brandon Royal is an award-winning writer whose educational authorship includes The Little Red Writing Book, The Little Gold Grammar Book, ...

Author: Brandon Royal

Publisher: Maven Publishing

ISBN: 9781897393628

Category: Education

Page: 296

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For Reasoning Aficionados From All Walks of Life! This guidebook addresses one of the most critical yet seldom taught skills. Reasoning skills help us make sense of the world, including how to better make decisions, tackle opportunities, evaluate claims, and solve problems. Interwoven within the book’s five sections – Perception & Mindset, Decision Making, Creative Thinking, Analyzing Arguments, and Mastering Logic – reader’s will discover 50 reasoning tips that summarize the common themes behind classic reasoning problems and situations. Appendixes contain summaries of fallacious reasoning, analogies, trade-offs, and a review of critical reading skills. A wealth of examples, charts, and insightful problems makes The Little Blue Reasoning Book an invaluable guide for any individual wanting to further sharpen his or her thinking skills. Enjoy the benefits of your own self-paced reasoning course: *Gain insights into the four classic mindsets and how each influences one’s outlook. *Make better decisions by framing problems with quantitative tools. *Employ creative thinking to bypass “roadblocks” and unlock novel solutions. *Evaluate claims by challenging the strength of key assumptions. *Use logic to break down arguments in a clear, easy-to-understand manner. *Review the 10 classic trade-offs to speed recognition of core issues. *Read with added clarity, whether your goal involves pleasure or profit. “A wonderful work that shows how reasoning is challenging, yet engaging, rewarding and fun. Because reasoning involves people, it is an art as well as a science. And to remind ourselves just why it’s not always easy to mix the two, we owe a cheerful salute to Nobel prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann who observed: ‘Think how hard physics would be if particles could think.’” —Dr. William A. McEachern, author, award-winning teacher, and founding editor of The Teaching Economist

The Little Green Math Book

... writer whose educational authorship includes The Little Blue Reasoning Book, The Little Red Writing Book, and The Little Gold Grammar Book.

Author: Brandon Royal

Publisher: Maven Publishing

ISBN: 9781897393505

Category: Mathematics

Page: 283

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The Little Green Math Book helps readers build essential math and numeracy skills and is suitable for the everyday student, test-prep candidate, or working professional in need of a refresher course. The book's four chapters include: (1) Basic Numeracy Ingredients, (2) Wonderful Math Recipes, (3) Favorite Numeracy Dishes, and (4) Special Math Garnishments. Thirty principles of math highlight common themes among different types of problems and each problem is rated according to a three-tier system - one chili (mild), two chilies (hot), and three chilies (very hot).

Dancing for Your Life

Brandon Royal is an award-winning writer whose educational authorship includes The Little Red Writing Book, The Little Gold Grammar Book, The Little Green ...

Author: Brandon Royal

Publisher: Maven Publishing

ISBN: 9781897393024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Dancing for Your Life chronicles the true story of a beautiful, young Filipina who, in order to help her family financially, leaves her home in the quiet Philippines countryside to work as a go-go dancer in Hong Kong's red-light district of Wan Chai. It presents a rare first-person account that is thought provoking and controversial. Here is the “untold story” of faith, friendship, and sacrifice, but also of triumph and forgiveness. Target Audience: This book will hold special appeal for readers interested in gaining a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of an Asian go-go bar. It also lends itself to classroom or group discussion and would be a welcomed companion for courses in sociology, social science, cultural studies, gender studies, or spirituality. It provides a platform to explore the complexity of terms such as “freewill,” “freedom,” “duty,” “obligation,” “sacrifice,” and “exploitation.” “Straightforward. Honest. Storytelling that works because it bleeds truth on every page.” —Karl Taro Greenfeld, former Editor, Time Asia magazine

Ace the GMAT

... The Little Gold Grammar Book: 40 Powerful Rules for Clear and Correct Writing The Little Red Writing Book Deluxe Edition: Two Winning Books in One, ...

Author: Brandon Royal

Publisher: Maven Publishing

ISBN: 9781897393550

Category: Study Aids

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ACE THE GMAT is based on a simple but powerful observation: Test-takers who score high on the GMAT exam do so primarily by understanding how to solve a finite number of the most important, recurring problems that appear on the GMAT. What are these important, recurring problems? The answer to this question is the basis of this book. This manual provides in-depth analysis of over 200 all-star problems that are key to mastering the seven major GMAT problem types including Problem Solving, Data Sufficiency, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Analytical Writing, and Integrated Reasoning. Apart from providing readers with answers and full explanations, a special feature of this book is that each problem is categorized by type (“classification”), rated by difficulty level (“chili rating”), and supplemented with a problem-solving strategy (“snapshot”). “Chance favors the prepared mind.” Whether you’re a candidate already enrolled in a test-prep course or are undertaking self-study, this guidebook will serve as a rigorous skill-building study guide to help you conquer the math, verbal, analytical writing, and integrated reasoning sections of the exam. Studying for the math and verbal sections of the GMAT exam requires some 100 hours of study time. This book’s content is conveniently divided into topics, which require two to three hours of study time per day. Total study time will vary between 80 to 120 hours for the entire 40 days. Solving (Official exam instructions for Problem Solving, Strategies and approaches, Review of basic math, Multiple-choice problems, Answers and explanations); Chapter 3 – Data Sufficiency (Official exam instructions for Data Sufficiency, Strategies and approaches, How are answers chosen in Data Sufficiency? How do the big seven numbers work? Multiple-choice problems, Answers and explanations); Chapter 4 – Sentence Correction (Official exam instructions for Sentence Correction, Strategies and approaches, Review of Sentence Correction, Multiple-choice problems, Answers and explanations); Chapter 5 – Critical Reasoning (Official exam instructions for Critical Reasoning, Strategies and approaches, Review of Critical Reasoning, Multiple-choice problems, Answers and explanations); Chapter 6 – Reading Comprehension (Official exam instructions for Reading Comprehension, Strategies and approaches, Review of Reading Comprehension, Answers and explanations); Chapter 7 – Analytical Writing Workshop (Official exam instructions for the Analytical Writing Assessment, Strategies and approaches, Review of Analytical Writing, Essay exercises, Outlines and proposed solutions); Chapter 8 – Integrated Reasoning Workshop (Official exam instructions for Integrated Reasoning, Strategies and approaches; Review of Integrated Reasoning with exercises, Answers and explanations); Appendix I – GMAT and MBA Informational Websites (Registering for the GMAT exam; MBA fairs & forums; MBA social networks; GMAT courses; Other GMAT & MBA websites; Information on business school rankings); Appendix II – Contact Information for the World’s Leading Business Schools (U.S. business schools; Canadian business schools; European business schools; Australian business schools; Asia-Pacific business schools; Latin and South American business schools; South African business schools); Quiz – Answers; On a Personal Note; Praise for Ace the GMAT. “Finally, a book that helps you master those learning skills that are critical to success on the GMAT.” —Linda B. Meehan, former Assistant Dean & Executive Director of Admissions, Columbia Business School

Getting Into Business School

... The Little Gold Grammar Book: 40 Powerful Rules for Clear and Correct Writing The Little Red Writing Book Deluxe Edition: Two Winning Books in One, ...

Author: Brandon Royal

Publisher: Maven Publishing

ISBN: 9781897393826

Category: Study Aids

Page: 262

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A Treasure Trove of Tools and Tips to Help You Build Your Best Business School Application GETTING INTO BUSINESS SCHOOL is based on a simple but powerful observation: Applicants who apply successfully to business school master a finite number of the most important application skills and strategies. What are these skills and strategies? The answer to this question is the basis of this book. Readers will find 100 easy-to-follow tips and a complete range of sample documents, including 50-plus sample application essays covering all ten major MBA essays types, as well as exhibits highlighting relevant application documents: sample letters of recommendation with critiques; an interview evaluation form complete with interviewer's comments; an interview thank-you note; sample employment records and professionally formatted résumés; and extracurricular presentations showing how candidates present their awards and recognition, community service, collegiate activities, and hobbies and interests. Read this book and gain an insider’s understanding of all MBA application strategies in order to: •Anticipate the likely reasons for acceptance and rejection at the most competitive business schools •Understand the interplay of both quantitative and qualitative admissions components •Write compelling admissions essays •Present a powerful employment record •Obtain detailed letters of recommendation •Maximize your ability to answer interview questions with insightfulness and confidence •Personalize your record of extracurricular involvement This book provides coverage of all seven MBA application components with an in-depth focus on how to write superior application essays. “In my 15 years running MBA admissions operations at four top schools, I have never reviewed a more helpful admissions manual. It is a must for all serious MBA candidates.” —Dr. Steven DeKrey, President, Asian Institute of Management; former GMAT Committee Chair, Graduate Management Admission Council

The Meeting Jotter

Royal, Brandon, The Little Gold Grammar Book Mastering the Rules that Unlock the Power of Writing, 2010 Print 4. Yates, Frances, The Art of Memory, 1966 5.

Author: Earl Edgardo Alonzo

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312479142

Category: Self-Help

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M eeting notes are important because it help us remember what was discussed in a meeting. More often than not, we need to submit a report after attending a meeting so our superiors would have an idea how a particular issue was discussed. Writing is an essential communication tool in our everyday lives. We communicate by email, text messages, Post-it notes, etc. in the office. At home we leave notes on the fridge, on the counter-top or message board. It is a way to get our message across when the other person is not available for us to talk to. One of the limitations of writing is that the reader cannot immediately get clarification from the writer on points that maybe obscure. So we go to the person who gave us the note and ask. Clarifications are made and a way forward is agreed upon. After awhile you ask yourself, what did we discuss again? How are we going to move forward?

42 Rules to Jumpstart Your Professional Success 2nd Edition

Attitude;' Jeffrey Gitomer 'The Little Green Book of Getting Your Way;' Jeffrey ... Goleman Appendix A: Books to Read 103 'A Grammar Book for You and I..

Author: Bud Bilanich

Publisher: Happy About

ISBN: 9781607731108

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

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'42 Rules to Jumpstart Your Personal and Professional Success (2nd Edition)' is a guide to common sense career development, entrepreneurial achievement and life skills. Author Bud Bilanich, The Common Sense Guy, has been helping people succeed for over 30 years. He's spent the last 10 years studying successful people, cracking the code to success. He shares what he's learned in this book. Bud shares stories of personal and professional triumphs and failures and what he learned from them. He also tells other people's stories that he finds inspiring. Written in a straightforward, common sense manner, '42 Rules to Jumpstart Your Personal and Professional Success (2nd Edition)' provides the reader with practical, down to earth advice on how to create a successful life and career. In this book you will learn how to: take responsibility for your life and career become more self confident create positive personal impact become and outstanding performer become a dynamic communicator become more interpersonally competent. Others have called Bud's writing on personal and professional success, "brilliant," "authentic yet forceful," "practical and actionable," and "easily readable wisdom." Get your own copy of 42 Rules to Jumpstart Your Personal and Professional Success (2nd Edition) and see for yourself.

Bad English

It remained semantically pure for some time, and little used. ... In 2010, The Little Gold Grammar Book by Brandon Royal averred that “something cannot be ...

Author: Ammon Shea

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101625521

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language “mistakes” and how they came to be accepted as correct—or not. English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or just plain wrong. Whether you consider yourself a stickler, a nitpicker, or a rule-breaker in the know, Bad English is sure to enlighten, enrage, and perhaps even inspire. Filled with historic and contemporary examples, the book chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes, and features some of our most common words and phrases, including: Decimate Hopefully Enormity That/which Enervate/energize Bemuse/amuse Literally/figuratively Ain’t Irregardless Socialist OMG Stupider Lively, surprising, funny, and delightfully readable, this is a book that will settle arguments among word lovers—and it’s sure to start a few, too.

A Grammar Book for You and I Oops Me

All the Grammar You Need to Succeed in Life C. Edward Good ... And now that your little side business is grossing six figures every year , take your gold ...

Author: C. Edward Good

Publisher: Capital Books

ISBN: 1892123231

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 430

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Correct English usage as it's never been taught before: lucidly, memorably, and humorously -- for all ages.