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Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences

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ISBN-10: 1933633107

ISBN-13: 9781933633107

Edition: 2006

Authors: Kitty Burns Florey

List price: $19.95
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"Part memoir, part literary gossip, but mostly a guide to the lost art of sentence diagramming, the book, penned by copy editor Kitty Burns Florey, hilariously examines the history of grammar....The book, in other words, does everything [Lynne] Truss's [EATS, SHOOTS AND LEAVES] does, and then some." -- Sara Nelson, editor, Publishers Weekly Chicago Tribune Editor's Pick! "Diagramming sentences may have gone the way of the slide ruler, but this charming little book makes deconstruction of language fun. In this illustrated personal history, the author, a long-time copy editor, explores the birth and death of language mapping. In this handsome book, subjects, predicates, articles, gerunds…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 10/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 154
Size: 8.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

KITTY BURNS FLOREY, a veteran copyeditor, is the author of nine novels and many short stories and essays. A longtime Brooklyn resident, she now divides her time between central Connecticut and upstate New York with her husband, Ron Savage.

Contents
Enter the Dog
Times Change
General Rules
Poetry & Grammar
Youse Ain’T Got no Class
Diagramming Redux
Afterword
Acknowledgments