The Gremlins of Grammar: A Guide to Conquering the Myths That Plague American English

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For fans of Eats, Shoots and Leaves, alighthearted romp through the basics ofAmerican English that will help even themost grammatically challenged readersperfect their skills

Do your participles dangle indelicately? Do youdare to split infinitives? Do you tremble at thethought of ending sentences with a preposition?Whether aspiring wordsmiths or avowed grammargeeks, readers will delight in this witty instructionalthat takes the bite out of American English. TheGremlins of Grammar offers a piquant primer forprofessionals, students, and anyone who wants towrite it right and speak with style.

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After this crash course in everything English, you'll be writing right and speaking with style

Do you dare to split infinitives? Do you tremble at the thought of ending sentences with a preposition? Or are you totally clueless when it comes to making sense of syntax? Whether you're an aspiring wordsmith or an avowed grammar geek, you'll get a kick out of this witty instructional book that takes the bite out of American English.

Written by two gurus of grammar, this primer takes you on an irreverent adventure through the language. Keeping it simple, the authors cut out fussy "grammarspeak" to give you the real scoop, telling you exactly what you need to know about:

  • The parts of speech: Be accurate in your use of adjectives, adverbs, and even interjections--hooray!
  • Punctuation: Know where to stick your commas and those other pesky marks.
  • Pronouns: Figure out which is which and which does what to whom.
  • Verbs: Get a little action into your sentences.
  • And much more

With tips on spicing up your vocabulary and spelling with confidence, the authors show you how to put it all together with style. Whether on paper, on the Internet, or in everyday speech, you'll be cleaning up those sloppy sentences in no time!

About the Author:

Toni Boyle has more than twenty years of writing experience. She lives in Chicago.

K.D. Sullivan is the founder and CEO of Creative Solutions, a leading proofreading and editorial agency. She lives in San Francisco.

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