Fifty Shades of Grammar: Scintillating and Saucy Sentences, Syntax, and Semantics from the Grammar Diva

Author: Arlene Miller

Publisher: Bigwords101

ISBN: 0991167422

Category: Humor

Page: 212

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Fifty Shades of Grammar presents the very best blog posts from The Grammar Diva-grammar posts, punctuation posts, holiday posts, quizzes, posts about words, and more-entertaining, educational, and witty. From aliens to zemmiphobia, from apostrophes to semicolons, this book has it all in a wide variety of topics . . . all having to do with grammar, punctuation, words, writing, education, and technology. A perfect gift for ages 10 and up.
Fifty Shades of Grammar

Author: Tabitha Ormiston-Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1979909601


Page: 386

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Everyone, it's said, has one book inside him, but getting it out can be problematical. Perhaps you can't English very well, or you work long hours and just don't have time, or you started writing and then got stuck? Fear not, for help is at hand. Packed with friendly, no-nonsense advice, Fifty Shades of Grammar will answer all those questions you were too afraid to ask. From sentence structure to punctuation, from setting up your workspace to support your efforts to overcoming the dreaded 'writer's block', from traps and pitfalls to avoid to editing, the problems faced by the novice writer are clearly addressed - and with LOLCATS! With this book at your side, the only variables will be your talent and your commitment.
The Best Little Grammar Book Ever! Speak and Write with Confidence / Avoid Common Mistakes, Second Edition

Author: Arlene Miller


ISBN: 0991167449

Category: English language

Page: 140

View: 415

In 2010 the first edition of The Best Little Grammar Book Ever! was published. Readers, including many schools and colleges, have loved it. Why a second edition? Grammar standards do evolve and change over time, so a few things have changed in the past several years. The second part of this series will be a "little" workbook that can be used with this book (and either book can be used alone). The Best Little Grammar Book Ever! contains an introduction to grammar (parts of speech, phrases, clauses), common grammar issues, punctuation, capitalization, word usage, a writing lesson, a final test, a complete index, and much more.--Page [4] of cover.
Modern German Grammar

Author: Ruth Whittle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134859146

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 919

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Announcing an innovative, new, practical reference grammar, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. It is the ideal reference grammar at advanced secondary level and above.

Author: Tony Veale

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262346443

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 234

The world of Twitterbots, from botdom's greatest hits to bot construction to the place of the bot in the social media universe. Twitter offers a unique medium for creativity and curiosity for humans and machines. The tweets of Twitterbots, autonomous software systems that send messages of their own composition into the Twittersphere, mingle with the tweets of human creators; the next person to follow you on Twitter or to “like” your tweets may not a person at all. The next generator of content that you follow on Twitter may also be a bot. This book examines the world of Twitterbots, from botdom's greatest hits to the hows and whys of bot-building to the place of bots in the social media landscape. In Twitterbots, Tony Veale and Mike Cook examine not only the technical challenges of bending the affordances of Twitter to the implementation of your own Twitterbots but also the greater knowledge-engineering challenge of building bots that can craft witty, provocative, and concise outputs of their own. Veale and Cook offer a guided tour of some of Twitter's most notable bots, from the deadpan @big_ben_clock, which tweets a series of BONGs every hour to mark the time, to the delightful @pentametron, which finds and pairs tweets that can be read in iambic pentameter, to the disaster of Microsoft's @TayAndYou (which “learned” conspiracy theories, racism, and extreme politics from other tweets). They explain how to navigate Twitter's software interfaces to program your own Twitterbots in Java, keeping the technical details to a minimum and focusing on the creative implications of bots and their generative worlds. Every Twitterbot, they argue, is a thought experiment given digital form; each embodies a hypothesis about the nature of meaning making and creativity that encourages its followers to become willing test subjects and eager consumers of automated creation. Some bots are as malevolent as their authors. Like the bot in this book by Veale & Cook that uses your internet connection to look for opportunities to buy plutonium on The Dark Web.” —@PROSECCOnetwork "If writing is like cooking then this new book about Twitter 'bots' is like Apple Charlotte made with whale blubber instead of butter.” —@PROSECCOnetwork These bot critiques generated at
To Comma Or Not to Comma

Author: Arlene Miller

Publisher: Bigwords101

ISBN: 0998416568

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

View: 757

Why do commas have so many rules? Does the period go before or after the quotation mark? How do I use an ellipsis? Is a semicolon much different from a colon? Find out the answers to these and all your other punctuation questions in To Comma or Not to Comma, the latest grammar book from Arlene Miller, The Grammar Diva.
50 Shades of Teaching

Author: Todd Cole

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480989436

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 30

View: 375

50 Shades of Teaching By: Todd Cole Whether you are a first-year teacher or someone who’s been in the profession for years, Todd Cole is here for you: I will help you through the “bumps in the road” that will formulate the teacher you are today, and the teacher you will become tomorrow. Hopefully, I will help you through tears of laughter, shame, guilt, and heartache. Teaching is a profession that “celebrates” all of these emotions. It’s a roller-coaster ride. So, fasten your seatbelt and get ready for the ride of your life. These 50 bits of wisdom are serious, funny, practical, and thoughtful. Above all, they’re presented here to help support one of the most noble of professions: teaching children.
Fifty Shades of Crimson

Author: Pete Tomsett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493051038

Category: Music

Page: 456

View: 841

Features interviews with Bill Bruford, Peter Giles, Gordon Haskell, Judy Dyble and more . . . In 1969 five young Englishmen calling themselves King Crimson altered the course of rock music, and despite a revolving-door lineup, the band has continued to innovate and inspire for more than fifty years. Fifty Shades of Crimson tells the story of this legendary band and of the unique English guitarist Robert Fripp it revolves around. With a deep passion for the music, author Pete Tomsett celebrates the achievements of Fripp and the array of incredible talent that has passed through Crimson, while not shying away from the many behind-the-scenes difficulties. Getting signed after supporting The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, Crimson shot to fame with their debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King, becoming one of the most influential bands of that era and triggering the rise of prog rock. While going through countless personnel, including Greg Lake, Bill Bruford and John Wetton, rejecting Elton John and Bryan Ferry along the way, they have put out many highly acclaimed albums and to this day maintain a big international following. In their early years Fripp's band reached the same commercial heights as the likes of David Bowie and Pink Floyd. However, as an intellectual who despised the practices of the music business, Fripp preferred innovation over chasing big sales. In 1974 he withdrew from mainstream music, becoming involved with the Fourth Way philosophy, but was eventually tempted back and reformed Crimson to much acclaim in the eighties. As well as also having collaborations with Brian Eno, Andy Summers and others, Fripp has created new forms of instrumental music, run his own idiosyncratic guitar courses and set up an ethical record company. Both genius and 'a special sort of awkward', Fripp has never been afraid to take his music where no one has gone before, and Crimson have been a powerful influence on everyone from Genesis and Yes to Roxy Music and Radiohead, creating a legacy that will live on for decades more!
Three Days of the Condor or Fifty Shades of Dry

Author: Randy Lippincott

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490714455

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 784

This is a trilogy about three separate epic climbs. Climbs that are difficult enough by themselves, but were made more grueling by the common thread of life-threatening heat. The insidious sun sucking energy, water, and even your willpower from a well-conditioned man made the hard climbs a more arduous task. Included in these stories are many other true-to-life adventures and narrow escapes for the author. Three Days of the Condor talks about camaraderie and the accomplishment of doing something difficult that few could accomplish. According to Jeff Lowe, There is a certain purity in engaging in what some would call a useless activity. When the climber confronts the overhang, he does so with the knowledge that no material gain will result from the competition of the task. He is confident that when he is done, the satisfaction will outweigh the effort. I have always returned to the mountains for introspection. It must be at least partially genetic for man to seek the high ground, for protection, exploration, or an attempt at communion with a higher power. Occasionally, the only reason is because its there, but even Mallory expanded on this when he explained, It is the struggle of life itself, forever upward. What we get from this adventure is sheer joy. But if we can look down on ourselves from above, from the proverbial mountaintop, often we may be more objectiveif not more rational. The ensuing vignettes recount the pursuit of my pilgrimage, my coming-of-age. It seemed like my endeavor for the exceptional view, and my own independencetruly a phenomenal golden period in my life. I learned how I felt about my own survival when on many of those summits. In these stories I strive to return to those times and mountains, in search of truth on the rocky temples. This is the visionary perspective I seek. These accounts of rock climbing are more than about climbing rocksit is about that one thing in life that truly sets you free.