May I Quote You on That? by Stephen Spector is a descriptive guide to grammar and usage. It uses quotes from popular publications and media to show how the English language is used today. May I Quote You? includes a section on the different ways of looking at the grammar of standard English, that is,
An Ambush of Tigers by Betsy Rosenthal (Millbrook Press, April 2015) is, as the subtitle describes, a “Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns.” Each of the collective nouns she has chosen has a double meaning and Jago’s delightful illustrations play up the double meaning for some amusing images that are not soon to be forgotten.
I love the complexities of the English language! I find it lots of fun to play with words and see where the meanings take me. I love the sounds of poetry, and the silliness that comes when words are placed in different orders in sentences. A few books from VanitaBooks provide a humorous look at idioms,
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