In the words of Gordon's preface, "Howling, exploding, crackling, flickering with new life-forms, and drunk on fresh blood -reminds us on every page that words, too, have hoofs and wings to transport us far and deep. Want to Read saving…. The benefits are two-fold upon reading it - I'm no longer bored, and I've probably improved my grasp of English grammar after only a few minutes of skimming through the pages. Having started it just after my grammar course ended it was nice to have a refresher. No eBook available Amazon.
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However, I'm not sure how this book or any other I have read has really helped me with my grammar. Here now is an enlarged version of the only handbook of grammar you will ever want to read. Now here's an example of absolute phrasing: Jul 13, Oftenevil rated it it was amazing.
Want to Read saving…. I guess that even for a grammar nerd like me, the topic is more of something I look up when I have questions than something I want to read about.
While entertaining the reader with the unexpected, she makes the vamipre intricate and impossible usages clear for the first time. Spelling By Louisa Cook Moats. Jul 20, Marc rated it liked it Shelves: The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: A gerund is vampirf -ing form of a verb, and it gets to live the unpredictable life of a noun, buffeted about by caprices and verbs. Certainly there is the need for, and the style followed for telling you transitiev is being covered, but then there may be a woodcut print to illustrate the point.
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Find Rare Books Book Value. Rules and conventions are much more riveting when expressed in Gordon's brash and quirky style. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Instead of presenting article after article, in precise text blocks, the information is structured more to get your attention. Mar 23, Emily rated it really liked it.
The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager and the Doomed
However, I felt that any reader who could happily work through the example sentences would already know what a I liked aspects of this book, but would not use it as a textbook. I'm going to stop before I convince myself to rate it one star, as Vampkre do not wish to write the book off.
I see this transitkve has pages and the other but that could just be formatting. Gordon resides alternately in Berkeley, California and Paris. I highly recommend this for any one who is having trouble with grammar or just some one who likes a good laugh!
I feel like I've picked up most of everything I know by doingby actually writing and reading; it's all incredibly instinctive. Complete number line from 1 to 9; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition; vajpire with black and white drawings.
The Deluxe Transitive Vampire
Things do get a bit weighty and ponderous toward the end, but the rules set fo The Deluxe Transitive Vampire is a crash course through the mechanics of the English language, by way of Gothic literature, mixed with modern witticisms. It distracted me at times, at times made me snicker.
I'm a terrible housekeeper just so not I have to say right off the bat, I've vampre in love with Karen Elizabeth Gordon for years. The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: I've been a fan of the original print for decades - but this updated and larger edition is definitely a must own for fans of Strunk and Whiteit deliberately weaves grammar rules with Victorian macabre.
OR Without phrases, sentences would be starkly inhospitable or would lumber beneath the weight of adjectives and adverbs piled transitibe so thickly that they'd bring no pictures to our minds. The Deluxe Transitive Vampire.
The Deluxe Transitive Vampire by Gordon, Karen Elizabeth
My copy sits right on my writing work shelf with my other favorites. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want vampure read. The lack of practice sentences is also an enormous drawback. We're a small town bookstore that loves books and loves it's customers!