Nitty-Gritty Grammar: A Not-So-Serious Guide to Clear Communication (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
As The Grammar Patrol, EDITH H. FINE and JUDITH P. JOSEPHSON have fielded grammar questions on radio shows nationwide. They are the authors of"Nitty-Gritty Grammar"and"More Nitty-Gritty Grammar." 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.
Judith Pinkerton Josephson is also the author of many books for children, including"Mother Jones: Fierce Fighter for Workers Rights, Allan Pinkerton: The Original Private Eye, "and"Growing up in Pioneer America." She is the co-author of"Armando and the Blue Tarp School.""
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