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Nitty-Gritty Grammar: A Not-So-Serious Guide to Clear Communication
     

Nitty-Gritty Grammar: A Not-So-Serious Guide to Clear Communication

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by Edith Hope Fine
 

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An easy-to-follow guide for all of your grammar needs.  

With clear text, appealing cartoons, and a focus on common grammatical errors and how to correct them, this little volume is a real gem that should find a permanent place with companies, universities, and anyone seeking a user-friendly guide to style and usage.


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An easy-to-follow guide for all of your grammar needs.  

With clear text, appealing cartoons, and a focus on common grammatical errors and how to correct them, this little volume is a real gem that should find a permanent place with companies, universities, and anyone seeking a user-friendly guide to style and usage.


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Library Journal
Fine and Josephson teach "Nitty-Gritty" Grammar for the San Diego State University extension program and have written many books, including File....Don't Pile! (St. Martin's, 1994). Their new book is a clever and fun way to review or learn the rules of grammar. Included are all of the hokey rhymes and sayings learned in grammar school, e.g., "Use i before e except after c, or when sounded like a as in neighbor or weigh." Each page has an example sentence illustrating a common mistake and a reference to the rule that explains it, and jokes and comics are used throughout to keep things light. Now there's finally hope that some readers may learn how to diagram a sentence. This is a useful book at a good price and fun besides. Recommended for all public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307785619
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
02/02/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
828,156
File size:
34 MB
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Meet the Author

As “The Grammar Patrol,” EDITH H. FINE and JUDITH P. JOSEPHSON have fielded grammar questions on radio shows nationwide. Besides writing how-to books for adults, including Nitty-Gritty Grammar and More Nitty-Gritty Grammar, the authors have written award-winning biographies, science books, and picture books for children. They teach grammar and writing through San Diego State University’s extension program, and live in Encinitas, California, with their families.

Judith Pinkerton Josephson is also the author of many books for children, including Mother Jones: Fierce Fighter for Workers’ Rights,  Allan Pinkerton: The Original Private Eye, and Growing up in Pioneer America. She is the co-author of Armando and the Blue Tarp School.


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Nitty-Gritty Grammar: A Not-So-Serious Guide to Clear Communication 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good way to review or to learn what you were never taught in school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nitty Gritty Grammar...is seriously funny and a fun way to learn grammar, especially for those threatened by grammar and its rules (or contradiction of rules).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A simple, easy to read refresher guide to use when writing.... etc...great for all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first on no that where everyone goes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow... xD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not this one