Word Court PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Word Court free pdf In 1993, the Atlantic Monthly's senior editor Barbara Wallraff began answering grammar questions on America Online. Instantaneously the site became one of AOL's most popular forums, as questions, and responses to Wallraff's responses, came flooding in. This vibrant exchange became the bimonthly "Word Court" in the Atlantic Monthly, and the "Miss Manners of Grammar" was born. In Word Court, Wallraff moves beyond her column to tackle common and uncommon items, establishing rules for such issues as turns of phrase, slang, name usage, punctuation, and newly coined vocabulary. With true wit, she deliberates and decides on the right path for lovers of language, ranging from classic questions-is "a historical" or "an historical" correct?-to awkward issues-How long does someone have to be dead before we should all stop calling her "the late"? Should you use "like" or "as"-and when? The result is a warmly humorous, reassuring, and brilliantly perceptive tour of how and why we speak the way we do.

About Barbara Wallraff

Barbara Wallraff (right) is a senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly, where she has worked since 1983. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Details Book

Author : Barbara Wallraff
Publisher : Mariner Books
Data Published :
ISBN : 0544109937
EAN : 9780544109933
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Word Court



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • In A Word free pdfIn A Word

    This book began as a joke (and hopefully still is). It is the result of much hard giggling. bloody scribbling. sweaty pens and tears of laughter. In A Word was born out of the UKAuthors writers' site (www..


  • Oxford First Grammar and Punctuation Flashcards free pdfOxford First Grammar and Punctuation Flashcards

    Oxford First Grammar and Punctuation Flashcards with spelling help give you carefully-levelled questions and answers to practise the skills 5-7 year olds need. 55 cards with questions and answers - along with extra support and tips - make tricky topics clear and simple..


  • The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 44 free pdfThe Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 44

    Excerpt from The Atlantic Monthly. Vol. 44: A Magazine of Literature. Science. Art. and Politics At the south end of Block Island is a line of grand cliffs from one to two hundred feet high..


  • Dear Dr. Menninger free pdfDear Dr. Menninger

    This text provides an insight into the concerns of 1930s American women. It is a collection of letters and responses from an advice column in the "Ladies Home Journal" that addressed mental health issues and reader's questions..


  • Web Word Wizardry free pdfWeb Word Wizardry

    The pen may surrender to the mouse. but content is still king. - gain more hits. more responses. and more profit with this guide to Web Word Wizardry - Learn to make your web site readable..


  • Word Court free pdfWord Court

    . In 1993, the Atlantic Monthly's senior editor Barbara Wallraff began answering grammar questions on America Online. Instantaneously the site became one of AOL's most popular forums, as questions, an