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The Grouchy Grammarian by Thomas Parrish
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May 09, 2007

really liked it

This book inspired me to start my own little collection of notes as a mini reference aid.

It is not exactly for folks starting out to learn English, but for those who have lost their way down the line.
Seriously, people need to know about using apostrophes properly, the difference between "Ironically" and "Coincidentally", and stuff like Lie-Lay-Lain vs Lay-Laid-Laid.

I only regret is that this book doesn't tell people that it's "different from", NOT "different than". I hate people who use the second (and erroneous) form.

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