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

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With clear text, appealing cartoons, and a focus on common 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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With clear text, appealing cartoons, and a focus on common 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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Grammar, like love, is a perpetual mystery, and books on how to do either better are eternal. In NITTY-GRITTY GRAMMAR, Edith H. Fine and Judith P. Josephson attack the homonyms and dangling modifiers that? which? frequently plague even native speakers, and even delve into the fine points of diagramming. -Publishers Weekly
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898159660
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 529,162
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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, 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.
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, 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2010

    Not boring

    This is a good way to review or to learn what you were never taught in school.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2009

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    Humrous and Funny

    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).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Great Go To Guide

    A simple, easy to read refresher guide to use when writing.... etc...great for all ages.

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    Posted March 1, 2013

    Raaaawwwrrr

    Raaaawwwwrrrr demon rp raaaawwwrrrr im cool

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    Kathrine

    The first on no that where everyone goes

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    Posted March 2, 2013

    Os

    Wow... xD

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    Posted February 17, 2013

    Chem

    Hullo.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Fallen

    Not this one

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