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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks; 1 edition (July 8 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805088318
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805088311
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 1.7 x 20.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Reminds me of when I first read Strunk and White. I will use it in my classroom. (Fourth Grade Teacher, Las Vegas Public School System)

Whether you are a grammar-phobe seeking guidance, a parent looking for a tutorial that your kids will enjoy (and therefore use) or a writer seeking a fun reference manual for frustrating recurring questions, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing will likely satisfy. (Bill Reagan, PopMatters)

Fogarty walks her listeners through the sometimes-tricky subjects with a voice that is authoritative but warm. Kind of like the sixth-grade teacher you wish you had. (USA Today on the Grammar Girl Podcast)

Delightfully droll . . . Grammar Girl gives clear explanations with helpful examples. (The Los Angeles Times on the Grammar Girl Podcast)

Fogarty . . . sparked what you might call a worldwide, syntax-driven fiesta. (Newsday on the Grammar Girl Podcast)

At the root of all her success, of course, is a true love of language and grammar. (The Arizona Republic on the Grammar Girl Podcast)

Fogarty . . . has become the country's go-to gal on grammar . . . Helpful. Smart. Funny. Fans find Grammar Girl to be all those things. (The Seattle Times on the Grammar Girl Podcast)

About the Author

Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network. A technical writer and entrepreneur, she has served as an editor and producer at a number of health and science Web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. She lives in Reno, Nevada.


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EVEN THOUGH MY SHOW is called "Grammar Girl," the secret is that it's not usually grammar that confounds people—it's usage. Read the first page
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Teddy on Dec 31 2008
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This excellent book makes a wonderful reference book and is also fun to read cover to cover.

Do you ever wonder which you should use, E.G. or I.E.? I always thought they could be used interchangeably. Actually they can't. I.E. stands for "that is" or "in other words" while E.G. means "for example".

If you have any grammar questions but are afraid to ask, most likely you can find it in Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips. You can also look for tips on Mignon's website and she even has an open invitation for people to email her with questions.

I checked this book out from the library but I am going to purchase a copy to have on hand. This book is indispensable!
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This book approches grammar in a fun way, and is easy to understand. I really enjoyed reading it and feel that I have a slightly better grip on my grammar already, and I have only read a few of the chapters.

When I first saw the grammar girl series I grabbed a few at once and this is one of the books I grabbed. This book is great and has helped me to understand and use these tips in my daily life and writing.
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A good teacher makes learning easy, and this is exactly what Mignon Fogarty does in her grammar books. I'm an old grammar junkie, but even old dogs can learn new tricks--and learn I did, painlessly, in this easy-to-read little gem of a book.

I say, keep 'em coming, Grammar Girl!
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She makes the nitty gritty of writing accessible and fun. She also consults from a wide range of references, so that makes her feel pretty reliable. It's a nice read, and I recommend it highly for editors and/or students.
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