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From the acclaimed author of the controversial Wired Style, this newly revised and updated edition is a wickedly funny and highly practical guide to good grammar that looks at both classic and nontraditional examples of effective prose-from the basics of nouns, verbs, and sentence structure to the lyrical yet unlawful constructs of television commercials and hip-hop rhymes. Unlike grammar guides such as Strunk and White's, Hale’s book shows how to break the rules to write sinfully effective prose. The new edition includes a prescriptive element to every chapter which will contain exercises for writers to try out the concepts presented.
“Hale has put together a writing/grammar manual that is fresh and fun....Easy to understand and appealing to a broad range of readers, this book is highly recommended for all libraries.”—Library Journal