Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing Paperback – Jul 8 2008
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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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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!
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.
I say, keep 'em coming, Grammar Girl!
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Excellent book. Mignon knows what she's talking about. She's the best!!Published on July 30 2014 by prestige
Have been interested in this subject for a while as I am trying to learn another language - grammar getting gooder !! :)Published on March 24 2014 by David STARRATT