Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Book - 2008
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Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in this New York Times bestseller

Are you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using "who" when a "whom" is called for? Do you avoid the words "affect" and "effect" altogether?

Grammar Girl is here to help!

Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar--but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. A couple of years ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. The podcasts have now been downloaded more than twenty million times, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal , and USA Today .

Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility that the podcasts are known for, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing covers the grammar rules and word-choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. From "between vs. among" and "although vs. while" to comma splices and misplaced modifiers, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help readers recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock-full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl's print debut deserves a spot on every communicator's desk.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2008
Edition: 1st Holt pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780805088311
Branch Call Number: 808.042 FOG
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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Oct 21, 2015

Great writing reference for both teens and adults. Mignon Fogarty does an excellent job of making grammar easy to understand and fun to learn.

If you are not sure whether to put punctuation inside or outside parentheses or if you need to know whether to use "that" or "which", this little gem is for you. Reading this book should greatly improve your writing skills.

Jun 21, 2011

This is an amazing guide for grammar (or as Grammar Girl says, "usage") for everyday and formal writing. It has done a great job explaining all my questions about writing-from tricky words to sentence structure. All the tips are easy to get, and easy to remember. I recommend it strongly! :D

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