Booher's Rules of Business Grammar - Dianna Booher 2009
Introduction: NO lOUDING
Verbosity about verbs: The big blunders
Let’s dialogue about verbing words
“She went missing”
“He don’t understand”
“They had went to my office earlier in the day”
“He come back from overseas early”
“I seen him leave”
Lie or lay before i knock you off your feet
He came, he saw, he conquered
“If i was you …”
Pushy people demanding their way
“There’s problems with that!”
“I wish i may, i wish i might … could you tell me which verb to use tonight?”
“Sue is one who …”
Which end is up?
Acting alone or with accomplices?
None of your business
Total ’em up
The kaleidoscope effect
The seesaw effect
Pesky pronouns: The understudies
“Just between you and i”
“Me and pongo know him”
Me, myself, and i
To whom it may concern
“She’s taller than me”
“You know what they always say about that”
Is shamu a who?
Misplaced modifiers that mystify
Can you hook me up?
“… Which is what i always say …”
Learn this backwards and forwards
A honor or an honor to be here?
Adjective and adverb attitudes
“She did things different”
“The team played real good”
“This job is more simpler than what i had before”
“It’s the most unique gift i’ve ever received!”
“This checkout—20 items or less”
“He has over a million miles on that airline”
“I like smaller cars”
Parallel bars and balance beams
To balance or not to balance—that is the question
“I worked, waited, and was rewarded”
Verbs with attitude
Time marches on—but at the same pace
Comma clauses and pauses
“Hi hank, what do yyou think frank?”
She needs no introduction
One car, two cars, three cars, four
The alpha and the omega
Colon scope—here’s the scoop
Would you send me your address please
Can you hear me now?
Inside or outside?
Ripley’s believe it or not
Whatever possessed me!
Who’s on first?
Why are you so possessive?
Yours, mine, and ours
Do you love me—or what i can do for you?
It’s about time
Reminders about redundancies
Past experience—is there any other kind?
A subject matter worth discussing
“The reason is because …”
Going to bat for thats
I get your point—but do you get mine?
“Where’s he at?”
Oh, say, can you see?
What are the odds to start?
“You should of known better!”
Make a dash for it
Dash away, dash away, dash away all
No death knell for the hyphen
Matching body parts
Up a tree without a paddle
As much or more than most
Doing the splits
Without just cause
Getting top billing
A branding issue
Name, rank, and serial number
Undercapitalized with no regrets
Misspelled and misused words
Would you spell that for me?
May i see your references, please?
Messing with my head
I resemble that remark
Do i have your guarantee?
It’s a matter of principle
A good example
How are you?
Is success imminent?
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