Whats' wrong with this sentence? If that misplaced apostrophe flew right up your nose, this is the game for you. Based on the New York Times bestseller by Random House's copy chief Benjamin Dreyer, STET! will help you sharpen those language skills or give you a reason to show them off (you know who you are). There are 100 entertaining sentences waiting for you, the copyeditor, to correct--or, alternatively, to STET. The first person to spot the error, or else call out "STET!" (a copyeditor's term that means "let it stand") if there is no error, gets the card. There are two ways to play- compete for points in a straightforward grammar game, or play with style and syntax and whip the author's sentences into splendid shape. The person with the most cards at the end of the game wins! It's perfect for every level of writer, from high school students wanting to brush up before a test to co-workers looking for an engaging ice-breaker. With STET!, English has never been more stylish.
Number of Pages: 100
Publication Date: 7 Jul 2020
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 13.9(H) x 8.9(L)
Author BiographyBenjamin Dreyer is vice president, executive managing editor and copy chief of Random House and the author of the New York Times bestseller Dreyer's English. He began his publishing career as a freelance proofreader and copy editor. In 1993, he became a production editor at Random House, overseeing books by authors including Michael Chabon, Edmund Morris, Suzan-Lori Parks, Michael Pollan, Peter Straub, and Calvin Trillin. He has copyedited books by E. L. Doctorow, David Ebershoff, Frank Rich, and Elizabeth Strout as well as Let Me Tell You, a volume of previously uncollected work by Shirley Jackson. A graduate of Northwestern University, he lives in New York City.