Annette Lyon is a Whitney Award winner, a two-time recipient of Utah's Best in State medal for fiction, and the author of ten novels, a cookbook, and a grammar guide as well as over a hundred magazine articles. She's a senior editor at Precision Editing Group and a cum laude graduate from BYU with a degree in English. When she's not writing, editing, knitting, or eating chocolate, she can be found mothering and avoiding the spots on the kitchen floor.
There, Their, They're: A No-Tears Guide to Grammar from the Word Nerd, Second Editionby Annette Lyon
It's here: clear and easy answers to your most common grammar, usage, and punctuation questions. In this second edition, you'll find more than sixty new and expanded entries in this much-used resource used by professional editors, novelists, students preparing for the ACT, and those who simply want to master grammar once and for all. The Word Nerd once again… See more details below
It's here: clear and easy answers to your most common grammar, usage, and punctuation questions. In this second edition, you'll find more than sixty new and expanded entries in this much-used resource used by professional editors, novelists, students preparing for the ACT, and those who simply want to master grammar once and for all. The Word Nerd once again cuts through the convoluted terminology by explaining things in a way even the most frustrated writer can understand.
Orson Scott Card wrote of the first edition: "So it is with great pleasure that I call your attention to the most reliable, accurate, and usable grammar guide I've yet found. There, Their, They're: A No-Tears Guide to Grammar from the Word Nerd, by Annette Lyon, actually offers you accurate advice. . . . from now on, when people express that rare thing -- an interest in learning the rules of orthography and grammar -- this is the book I'm recommending to them. And it's the one I'm keeping by my computer for quick lookups when I don't want to mess with the whole Chicago Manual of Style."
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Great grammar guide. I've use this all of the time!
I just figured out what a comma splice is! I have been trying to understand for years, but have met with no success. I just couldn't get it through my thick head. And comma splices are only one of the grammatical concepts I now understand. I was blind, but now I see. I know it might sound a little funny to be so excited about a grammar guide. But I have struggled for years to learn all these things. I will admit that I have sometimes re-written various things simply because I didn't feel secure about usage, punctuation, or other grammatical matters. This book is empowering. If you are a writer, a blogger, or a professional in any number of professions where the written word is important, this book is for you. Whether you want to bring greater fluidity to your next manuscript, or just be able to write a coherent and correct update on social media, this book is for you. I have an electronic copy, but shall be buying a hard copy promptly. That copy will sit on my desk next to my dictionary, thesaurus, Strunk & White, and MLA handbook. Thank you, Annette Lyon!