9780805075601

The Grammar Bible: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Grammar but Didn't Know Whom to Ask

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805075601

  • ISBN10:

    0805075607

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-15
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

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Summary

A comprehensive, practical reference guide to the idiosyncrasies of the English language No one knows grammar like Michael Strumpf. For over a quarter of a century, as creator and proprietor of the National Grammar Hot Line, he helped thousands of callers from every corner of the globe tackle the thorniest issues of English grammar. Now, in The Grammar Bible, he has created an eminently useful guide to better speaking and writing. Unlike other grammar manuals, The Grammar Bible is driven by the actual questions Professor Strumpf encountered during his years of teaching and fielding phone calls from anxious writers, conscientious students, and perplexed editors, including such perennial quandaries aso Where do I put this comma?o What case should this pronoun be in?o How do I form the possessive of Dickens? Professor Strumpf explains these and other language issues with wit and wisdom, showing how to speak more clearly and write more impressively by avoiding common errors and following the principles of good grammar. Whether you need a comprehensive review of the subjunctive mood or simply want to know which form of a verb to use, The Grammar Bible is a practical guide that will enlighten, educate, and entertain.

Author Biography

Michael Strumpf organized the National Grammar Hot Line while a professor of English at Moorpark College. He has appeared on Oprah and Today and serves as grammatical consultant to major corporations and governmental bodies.

Auriel Douglas is an editor and writer whose work has appeared in many national publications. Her books include The History of the Academy Award Winners and The Dictionary of Eponyms.

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