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The Best Little Grammar Book Ever! puts all the common grammar confusions together in one well-organized and friendly book that includes a review of grammar, capitalization, and punctuation; commonly confused words and other common errors; lists of commonly misspelled and mispronounced words; a business writing lesson; a glossary of grammar terms; and an index. Additional topics include irregular verbs, agreement, parallel writing, things not to do, words that aren't words, and redundancy.
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