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Constance Hale's Books

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Oct.15.2012
How can a person write a whole book just on verbs? Is she crazy? If not, then why has no one else done it before her? When I was considering writing this book, I went on a search for entertaining books on action words. The catalog at Harvard's Library coughed up 7,291 titles when I used "verbs" as my keyword, giving me books on Kru verbs, Russian verbs, Tzutujil verbs, Dakota...
Sin and Syntax
Jun.30.1998
Sin and Syntax is designed for those who need more spunk than Strunk. It has been called “the hippest grammar guide ever written,” but its purpose is to promote great writing, not prissy prose. Its readers are not students trying to write competent term papers, but writers hoping to make their sentences sing. The book accepts the four articles of faith spelled out in William...