Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka "Grammar Girl", whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. After realizing her fans were asking the same questions over and over, Mignon decided to focus her attention on those words that continuously confound the masses. Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again clears up such conundrums as: —When to use affect and when effect is right—Whether to say purposely or purposefully —What the difference is between hilarious and hystericalPacked with clear explanations, fun quotations showing the word used in context, and the quick and dirty memory tricks for which Mignon is known, this friendly reference guide ends the confusion once and for all and helps students speak and write with confidence.
Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips. Formerly a magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Her Grammar Girl web site (quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl) has been selected as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers by Writer's Digest magazine. She lives in Reno, Nevada.
From 'affects' to 'effects' and from 'less' to 'fewer'... Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, sets the record straight on many common grammar gaffes. Here is the story behind her weekly 'Quick and Dirty Tips' podcast, now a popular audio book from Macmillan Audio. Visit http://grammar.qdnow.com for more.