Woe Is I Jr.: The Younger Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
Just like Woe Is I, her national bestseller for adults, the junior version uses simple language and entertaining examples to make good English fun. Hey, nobody ever said grammar has to gruesome or gross or grim. How gra...more
Here's a sampling: "Plural means more than one. Without plural words, we'd have to talk about one thing at a time. You couldn't eat a bag of peanuts, you'd have to eat peanut after peanut after peanut. But language...more
Took it back without finishing. Ran out of time and didn't get a good enough vibe from it to keep me reading. Seemed more interested in not sounding pretentious. Hopefully it covered why being grammatically correct makes communication meaningful.
Sadly, the students who most need this book are the least likely to read it!
On page 99, they wrote that usually a goes before a vowel or soft sound, and an goes before a consenant or hard sound. Hmmm....