When asked for the secret to his success, industrialist Henry J. Kaiser replied, "Find a need, and fill it." When author Rayn Random heard the Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at a world acclaimed university say, "It serves you and I." she realized that the English language was in urgent need of repair, and she began writing down the most glaring and repeated errors that she heard and read. After several years of that note-taking, she now explains, briefly and clearly, and corrects the most common and frequently repeated errors in Grammar for Grads and Go-getters. Grammar for Grads and Go-getters is an easy read and a quick reference for everyone, from presidents and Ph.D.'s to recent high school and college graduates just entering the world of work and business. Because these errors are so prevalent, they're easy to pick up, and almost everyone who does even a quick flip through this book is likely to find something in his or her own speaking and writing that could use a little fix. Rayn Random grew up in a family that included college professors from England and the United States and two grandmothers, all of whom strictly insisted on correct grammar. She also credits her Wisconsin grade school that emphasized the teaching of proper English usage.
It is every woman’s dream to have that one man to put her on cloud nine, to give her everything her heart desires. Broke down, struggling, all alone and scared can have you doing things you never imagined. Open up to find out how men triggered these females to get revenge on all the heartbreaks, lies, and cheating, until one day a tragedy occurred to let one of them know who her husband really was.
How do you decide what is a 'story' and what isn't? What does a newspaper editor actually do all day? How do hacks get their scoops? How do the TV stations choose their news bulletins? How do you persuade people to say those awful, embarrassing things? Who earns what? How do journalists manage to look in the mirror after the way they sometimes behave? The purpose of this insider's account is to provide an answer to all these questions and more. My Trade, Andrew Marr's brilliant, and brilliantly funny, book is a guide to those of us who read newspapers, or who listen to and watch news bulletins but want to know more. Andrew Marr tells the story of modern journalism through his own experience. This is an extremely readable and utterly unique modern social history of British journalism, with all its odd glamour, smashed hopes and future possibility.
This Grammar on Literary Chinese by Ma Jianzhong (1845–1900) was the first of its kind ever to be written by a native Chinese on Chinese and was published in 1898. It came at a time when Imperial China was in decline not only by loss of her sovereignty to the then Western colonial powers and when there was a strong feeling of insecurity about the relevance of ancient native Chinese culture in a modern world and its continued existence under the rising pressure to modernise in order to cope with the West and the rest of the modern world. Chinese Language Planning and Reform for the purpose of creating a national standard language and to spread literacy in all parts of society was seen as an essential part of such a modernisation process. Ma’s work was only a first step in a longer series of research work and language planning and reform projects to follow in the decades after him. This book offers Ma’s original Chinese text with Chinese-English glossaries at the end for Western students and researchers in Chinese Linguistics.