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One day in the life of the English language: A microcosmic usage handbook

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Princeton University Press,
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A one-of-a-kind handbook that uses a day in the life of written English to illustrate the benefits of effective grammar Generations of student writers have been subjected to usage handbooks that proclaim, "This is the correct form. Learn it"—books that lay out a grammar, but don't inspire students to use it. By contrast, this antihandbook handbook, presenting some three hundred sentences drawn from the printed works of a single, typical day in the life of the language—December 29, 2008—tries to persuade readers that good grammar and usage matter. Using real-world sentences rather than invented ones, One Day in the Life of the English Language gives students the motivation to apply grammatical principles correctly and efficiently. Frank Cioffi argues that proper form undergirds effective communication and ultimately even makes society work more smoothly, while nonstandard English often marginalizes or stigmatizes a writer. He emphasizes the evolving nature of English usage and debunks some cherished but flawed grammar precepts. Is it acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition? It is. Can you start a sentence with a conjunction? You can. OK to split an infinitive? No problem. A grammar and usage handbook like no other, One Day in the Life of the English Language features accessible chapters divided into "Fundamentals," "Fine Tuning," and "Deep Focus," allowing readers to select a level most suited to their needs. It also includes a glossary, a teachers' guide, and a section refuting some myths about digital-age English.
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English language -- Grammar
English language -- Grammar -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
English language -- Rhetoric
English language -- Rhetoric -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
English language -- Usage
English language -- Usage -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
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Writing
title_displayOne day in the life of the English language : a microcosmic usage handbook
title_fullOne Day in the Life of the English Language : a Microcosmic Usage Handbook [electronic resource] / Frank L. Cioffi
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One day in the life of the english language [electronic resource] : A microcosmic usage handbook. Frank L Cioffi
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Grammar
Language Arts
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Rhetoric
Usage
Writing