Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay Practical Advice For The Grammatically Challenged

Richard Lederer and Richard Dowis

St. Martin's Griffin

0312263945

9780312263942

Trade Paperback

224 Pages

$17.99

CAD19.99

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Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay
ISleeping Dogs and Other Ponderables 
 
"I don't want to talk grammar, I want to talk like a lady," says the irrepressible Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Perhaps Miss Doolittle speaks for many who just don't want to bother with grammar but are quite eager to talk "like a lady"--or a gentleman. Or, for that matter, like a judge, a physician, or a corporate executive.Using perfect grammar in speaking and writing does not necessarily mark one as articulate, clever, or even intelligent. It is quite possible to produce a sentence that is
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