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BEN YAGODA teaches English at the University of Delaware, and is the author of four books, including The Sound on the Page and About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made. He has contributed to Slate.com, the New York Times Book Review, the American Scholar, Rolling Stone and Esquire, and writes an occasional column on language for the Chronicle of Higher Education. He lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

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When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It
The Parts of Speech, for Better And/Or Worse
Written by Ben Yagoda


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $11.99

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When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It
The Parts of Speech, for Better And/Or Worse
Written by Ben Yagoda


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 26, 2007
Price: $13.99

What do you get when you mix nine parts of speech, one great writer, and generous dashes of insight, humor, and irreverence? One phenomenally entertaining language book.
In his waggish yet authoritative book, Ben Yagoda has managed to undo the dark work of legions of English teachers and libraries of dusty grammar... Read more >
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When You Catch an Adjective, Kill It
The Parts of Speech, for Better And/Or Worse
Written by Ben Yagoda


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $21.95

What do you get when you mix nine parts of speech, one great writer, and generous dashes of insight, humor, and irreverence? One phenomenally entertaining language book.

Not since School House Rock have adjectives, adverbs, articles, conjunctions, interjections, nouns, prepositions, pronouns, and verbs been explored with such infectious exuberance. Read If You... Read more >
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