It feels as if I’m devouring all the books on English language and how to grammar and style correctly. In the past few months (almost 12, not few) I’ve read quite a few. I already have favorites too, and not so favorite ones.
The Blue Book of Gramma and Grammar for Fiction Writers are by far my favorite of the lot, but I have to admit, this beauty sure taught me a lot too.
If you like to spice up your English grammar rules and style, then this book is definitely one that should go into your TBR pile. I really enjoyed this one.
In this accessible guide to grammar, award-winning academic writer Mary Carbone provides a new method for anyone to learn writing and communication skills. With authority and wit, she provides a book that delivers easy rules for remembering grammar, an accessible approach to writing mechanics, and a funny manual for writing style all in one.
Based on her intensive historical research into rhetorical rules and grammar, Carbone has devised a five C method promoting clearness, correctness, conciseness, courtesy, and criticalthinking to produce the most forceful and effective writing for any situation. Beginning with a thorough but clear explanation of grammar rules, which includes a helpful glossary of parts of speech, she progresses to a section on style for everything from business emails to research papers. Every unit is reinforced with practical exercises and a concise summary.
Meant for students, teachers, parents, home schoolers, and the business community, this bookcan help everyone become a better writer, thinker, and collaborator.