Generations of student writers have been subjected to usage handbooks that proclaim, aThis is the correct form. Learn itaabooks that lay out a grammar, but donat 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 languageaDecember 29, 2008atries 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 aFundamentals, a aFine Tuning, a and aDeep Focus, a allowing readers to select a level most suited to their needs. It also includes a glossary, a teachersa guide, and a section refuting some myths about digital-age English.Here are two correct examples: I read elsewhere that the Ford Fusion hybrid will run only on its electric motor at ... You infer that you can run all day at less than 47 mph without the engine coming on. ... 13, Treasurya#39;s Paulson told NPR that he believed the banking system had been astabilized, a and he implied that there was no major institution likely to present a problem that would shock regulators. (a 2008 Memoriesa) lay/lie/lie I present the principal parts of these three verbs below .
|Title||:||One Day in the Life of the English Language|
|Author||:||Frank L. Cioffi|
|Publisher||:||Princeton University Press - 2015-03-01|