Rebel with a Clause: Tales and Tips from a Roving Grammarian



For fans of Gyles Brandreth, Susie Dent and Lynne Truss , an unconventional guide to the English language drawn from the American cross-country adventures of an itinerant grammarian

When Ellen Jovin first walked outside her Manhattan apartment and set up a folding table with a sign reading "The Grammar Table," it took about 30 seconds to get her first visitor. Everyone had a question for her. The Grammar Table was such a hit - attracting the attention of The New York Times , NPR, and CBS National News - that Ellen soon hit the road, travelling across the U.S. to answer questions from students, retired editors, bickering couples, and anyone else who uses words in this world.

In Rebel with a Clause she tackles what is most on people's minds, grammatically speaking-from the Oxford comma to things you were never told about dictionaries, the ubiquity of like , common errors in online dating profiles, the likely lifespan of whom , semicolonphobia, and much, much more!

Punctuated with linguistic debates from tiny towns to sprawling state capitals, this is a treasure trove for anyone wishing to shore up their prose or delight in our age-old and universal fascination with language.

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