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"It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word." -- Andrew Jackson Weird or wierd? Necessary or neccessary? Recomend or recommend? English spelling is fiendish, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it. Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary is at once a celebration of spelling and a solace to anyone who has ever struggled with the arcane rules of the English language. As amusing as he is informative, Vivian Cook thrills the reader with more than a hundred entries -- from photographs of hilariously misspelled signs to quizzes best taken in private to schadenfreude-rich examples of spelling errors of literary greats -- that will tickle the inner spelling geek in every reader. It all adds up to a gem of a book that takes a wry look at the hodgepodge evolution of spelling and the eccentric way it actually works. Difficult Words Spelling Test Circle whichever one is right. 1. dessicate desiccate desicate 2. ecstasy exstacy ecstacy 3. adress adres address 4. dumbel dumbbell dumbell 5. accomodate accommodate acommodate 6. necesary neccesary necessary 7. liaison liaision liason 8. pronounciation pronounceation pronunciation 9. ocurence occurrence occurence 10. embarass embaras embarrass 11. brocolli broccolli broccoli 12. refering referring refferring 13. cemetery semetary cemetary
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A runaway hit and Sunday Times bestseller, My Grammar and I has continued to grow in popularity, becoming the go-to guide for grammar. My Grammar and I offers amusing examples of awful grammar, while steering you in the direction of grammatical greatness. Taking you on a tour of the English language through the minefield of rules and conditions that can catch you out, from dangling modifiers to split infinitives, it highlights the common pitfalls that every English language user faces on a day to day basis. Refreshing everything you should have learnt at school and more, My Grammar and I is informative yet entertaining - an ideal buy for any English language enthusiast.
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