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SAYS WHO? A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide for Everyone Who Cares About Words

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Anne Curzan

Contemporary Culture • 10.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Anne Curzan's knowledgeable, engaging, and laugh-out-loud funny reflection on grammar usage is for all of us who cringe when a friend comments on seeing "less trees" in the park instead of "fewer trees," and winces when a daughter says "for my sister and I" instead of "and me." Narrating with contagious enthusiasm and attentive pacing, the author, an English professor and linguist at the University of Michigan, understands that "very unique" pains our inner grammando. Yet she urges us to be fascinated by the evolution of language. It turns out that "they" hasn't always been a plural pronoun. Used to capturing students' attention, Curzan's attractive voice and upbeat delivery work the same magic here. Prepare to be educated and charmed in equal measure. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593828557 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2024

DD ISBN 9780593828564 $76.00

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