Who's (oops) Whose Grammar Book Is This Anyway?

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Grammar is not a set of silly rules. Rather, grammar defines the logic of a language, and how it creates meaning. When we understand grammar, we can write with confidence, knowing we can convey our ideas to the world.

Inside you'll learn all about the parts of grammar, but more importantly how to put them together - work words, glue words, chunks of words, helpers, and trouble-makers. So just think of this book as your special "word bag" and ...

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Overview

Grammar is not a set of silly rules. Rather, grammar defines the logic of a language, and how it creates meaning. When we understand grammar, we can write with confidence, knowing we can convey our ideas to the world.

Inside you'll learn all about the parts of grammar, but more importantly how to put them together - work words, glue words, chunks of words, helpers, and trouble-makers. So just think of this book as your special "word bag" and enjoy your voyage to good grammar and better writing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567315769
  • Publisher: MJF Books
  • Publication date: 6/10/2003
  • Pages: 430
  • Sales rank: 957
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.70 (d)

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  • Posted April 18, 2010

    WHO'S expected to understand this book?

    I work with grammar and writing as a part of my job (as most of us do in one way or another) and wanted to have a simple guide handy to answer some of those nagging questions about proper use of the English language. I found the beginning of the book easy to read, so I purchased it hoping to find quick explanations to things such as "when do I use affect vs. effect?". Once I got further along in the book I became derailed. While the author puts things in a down-to-earth tone, the manner in which he tries to get the point across is horribly confusing. He frames things as you should NOT do them, then throws in the correction. This only muddied things for me, personally. I was hoping for a more simplistic, factual answer to my questions. While he is thorough and entertaining in his method, the way it was presented did not make things any clearer to me than before I started.

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  • Posted June 14, 2009

    Helpful

    Good does a good job of explaining how grammar works while keeping you amused and interested.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2008

    An Extremely Important Grammar Book!

    This is the book I have been looking for to teach my children the level of grammar I was taught. The grade schools of the United States should use this book as text to make a dull subject come alive!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2007

    I finally know what passive voice is!

    I haven't even finished this book yet, but I am so impressed I felt the need to write a review. I have already graduated from college, all the English classes I took in my school career did a lot to force me to write, but nothing to teach me how to write well. Sure, people have thrown the word preposition at me, but never has a source conveyed the message so clearly. I think one of the greatest features of this book is the way Good includes multiple explanations of all the rules. If you have tried to learn grammar before but never seem to quite get it, then this is the perfect book for you. My favorite part was when introducing the passive voice, Good listed off examples of other authors admonishing the use of passive voice by using sentences that were IN the passive voice (yes, even Strunk & White). NO WONDER I was so confused! It's great to finally have an author that leads by example!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2005

    An excellent manual

    Because the author uses multiple examples of the grammar rules he explains, this book is especially useful. By itself, his elucidation on the use of the word 'that' is worth the price of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2005

    Make This Your Grammar Book!

    This book is outstanding. It is divided into logical and helpful sections. Thus, you can read it in its entirety or use it as a nice reference. When points of contention between grammarians arise, the author does an excellent job of explaining both sides of the argument and providing examples for the reader. He also brings down several grammar related myths that I learned in high school. To quote Master Yoda, 'You must unlearn what you have learned.' I gave this title only four stars instead of five because the author provided less information on interjections than Schoolhouse Rock. And because there were a few mistakes that should have been fixed during editing. I would highly recommend this book to students and serious lovers of grammer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2005

    The Nuts and Bolts of Grammar (Without the Hammer)

    I find this book the only one needed when it comes to the nuts and bolts of grammar. Sink your teeth into this gem!

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