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A grammar book for you and I--oops, me! : all that grammar you need to succeed in life
Good, C. Edward.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Sterling, VA : Capital Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
430 pages ; 23 cm
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PE1112 .G55 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In America today college professors cringe at the lack of writing skills displayed by their students, business leaders bemoan poor communicative skills among their employees, and people themselves recognize that they (and their children) have a problem and want to do something about it. This inviting book introduces readers anew to the eight parts of speech and common grammatical problems -- such as the case of pronouns depicted in the book's title, the tension between nouns and verbs, the controversy of the active vs. passive voice, and the power of a verb-based style. Then equipped with a knowledge of the parts of speech and the power of the verb form, Good presents his theory of style and the craft of sentences -- including those important marks of punctuation.

Author Notes

Natalie H. Rogers, MSW is recognized as a pioneer in the area of Public Speaking Phobia. She is the first communications expert to focus serious attention upon the physical and emotional effects of public speaking. Former actress, acting teacher and the artistic director of the Dove Theater Company in New York, Ms. Rogers is a behavioral psychotherapist. She is the founder and president of TalkPower Inc., giving seminars and workshops internationally

Table of Contents

I. The Prelude
Introductionp. xv
1. Born to Speak: They Are the Silent Manyp. 23
2. Presentation, Not Conversation: The Big Chillp. 37
3. Demystifying the "Problem": I've Tried Everythingp. 47
4. Breath is Life: Why Deep Breathing Doesn't Workp. 55
5. Panic Clinic For Public Speaking: How-to for the Hopelessp. 67
II. The Program
6. Learning from Stanislavski: The Royal Road to Transformationp. 79
7. The TalkPower Action Formula: Making Order Out of Chaosp. 95
8. Introductions and Jokes: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way"p. 117
9. The Topic and Message Sentence: Speak Now or Forever Regret Itp. 131
10. The Background: The End of Huff and Puffp. 149
11. The Menu, Point Section, and Climax: Can We Talk?p. 163
12. The Q & A: The Audience Has a Turnp. 195
13. The Conclusion: Having the Last Wordp. 213
III. The Polish
14. Show and Tell: Visual Aidsp. 233
15. Self Esteem: I Have the Right to Speakp. 245
16. Planning Makes Perfect: 'Twas the Night Before Showtimep. 261
17. From Butterflies to Basket Casesp. 273
18. In Your Own Wordsp. 295
19. Other Performance Situationsp. 309
20. In Conclusion ...: True Confessionsp. 347
Appendixp. 353
Indexp. 355