Fumblerules

a lighthearted guide to grammar and good usage by William Safire

Publisher: Doubleday in New York

Written in English
Cover of: Fumblerules | William Safire
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Subjects:

  • Usage,
  • Grammar,
  • Humor,
  • English language

About the Edition

A humorous guide to good grammar and style.

Edition Notes

StatementWilliam Safire
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE1106 .S25 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 153 p. ;
Number of Pages153
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24732755M
ISBN 100385413017
ISBN 109780385413015
LC Control Number89048617
OCLC/WorldCa20723586

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  The book is adapted from a New York Times essay in which the master crime novelist laid out his precepts. Taken together, they read like a recipe for his tense, hard-boiled style. He would like us to get down to business: “1. Never open a book with weather.”; “2. Avoid prologues.” and, once we’re there, don’t try to show off: “7. Enjoy millions of the latest Android apps, games, music, movies, TV, books, magazines & more. Anytime, anywhere, across your devices. Thanks to the internet, one of the more famous excerpts from Safire's column is "Fumblerules," listed in this book as "fumblerules of grammar." They are the rules that include the mistakes they. Self-contradicting Rules for Writing by Dave McAwesome The first 36 rules are those William Safire compiled in his October 7 and November 4, "On Language" columns in The New York Times.I believe rules 37 to 54 are from Safire's book, Fumblerules: A Lighthearted Guide to Grammar and Good Usage.I'll confirm that presently.

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When the most widely read language maven of the English language sets out to make fifty mistakes, it's a book -- a funny, self-mocking, and witty guide to good grammar and style.

Don't use no. In his new book Fumblerules, William Safire gives a lighthearted look at grammar and good usage. The following are “fumblerules”—mistakes that call attention to the rule Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read No sentence fragments It behooves us to avoid archaisms Also, avoid awkward or affected alliteration Don’t use no double negatives.

Several years ago William Safire devoted one of his newspaper columns to a list of "fumblerules"--a mistake that calls attention to the rule. Here, "culled, winnowed, beefed up and edited", are the best "fumblerules" he has collected in the interim.

An entertaining treasure, Fumblerules is the perfect gift for lovers of language.5/5(1). fumblerules. Fumblerules (also called perverse rules) are grammar or writing rules that violate the principle they expound.

The two famous articles were George L. Trigg’s “Grammar” from Physics Review Letters, 19 March (Vol Is pp. and William Safire’s “On Language” columns in the New York Times on 7 October and 4 November Fumblerules.

According to William Safire, the guy who wrote the book on them, fumblerules are mistakes that call attention to the grammatical rules they break. In other words, they are rules that break themselves. I think fumblerules are a fun way to teach grammar, usage, and writing.

Fumblerules are a form of self-reference. The science editor George L. Trigg published a list of such rules in The term fumblerules was coined in a list of such rules compiled by William Safire on Sunday, 4 Novemberin his column “On Language” in the New York Times.

Fumblerules: a lighthearted guide to grammar and good usage. William Safire. Dell, Aug 3, - Language Arts & Disciplines - pages. 1 Review. This basic grammar book highlights fifty mock Fumblerules book, each using the mistake it purports to correct, such as the "Passive voice should never be used" and "A writer must not shift your point of view"4/5(1).

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Fumblerules by William Safire,Doubleday edition, in English - 1st ed. Fumblerules ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by: 2. Fumblerules Quotes Showing of 2 “Not long ago, I advertised for perverse rules of grammar, along the lines of "Remember to never split an infinitive" and "The passive voice should never be Cited by: 2.

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Late, New York Times columnist William Safire compiled a list of "fumblerules of Grammar" — rules of writing, all of which are humorously self-contradictory — and published them in his popular column, "On Language."Those 36 fumblerules can be seen below, along with another 18 that later featured in Safire's book, Fumblerules: A.

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In this post, we share American author and columnist, William Safire’s 33 fumblerules of grammar. William Safire was an American author, columnist, and presidential speech writer. He was born 17 Decemberand died 27 September He was well known as an opinionated conservative columnist for The New.

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The following are "fumblerules"&md;mistakes that call attention to the rule: 1. Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read. No sentence fragments. It behooves us to avoid archaisms.

That is a good question. If you are looking for a book with 'rules', my choice would have to be this one: Fumblerules, a Lighthearted Guide to Grammar and Good Usage, by William Safire, Doubleday, The book is sectioned into fifty short chapte.

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LibraryThing Review User Review - miketroll - LibraryThing. Elegant, lively, witty short essays on common themes of grammatical usage. A fun 4/5(1). Filed Under: Business English if you're not a native speaker, Business writing, Latest, Safire later authored a book titled Fumblerules: "This book is by no means all encompassing, but in it author Suzan St Maur has researched and shared several hundred of the most commonly used terms.

Not only do we now know what they all mean but. Those 36 fumblerules can be seen below, along with another 18 that later featured in Safire's book, Fumblerules: A Lighthearted Guide to Grammar and Good Usage.

Trivia: Safire previously worked as a speechwriter and was, inresponsible for penning Nixon's thankfully unused and incredibly chilling " IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER " speech.Fumblerules by William Safire Fumblerule: A mistake that calls attention to the rule.

1) About sentence fragments 2) Avoid run on sentences they are hard to read the reader may not understand them. 3) A writer must not shift your point of view. 4) Do not put sentences in the negative form.

5) Don't use contractions in formal Size: 44KB.We are told that these and possibly more Fumblerules were reprinted in at least one of Safire's books of collected articles.

In he made a separate book, Fumblerules: A Lighthearted Guide to Grammar and Good Usage (not in print, but used copies available.).